Scientific and Technical Affairs Internship

Posted Oct. 15, 2018

The Nuclear Threat Initiative invites applications for an internship to support the Scientific and Technical Affairs (STA) program. The successful applicant will report to the Program Officer and Vice President of the STA program and will be involved in the implementation and coordination of projects related to the NTI Nuclear Security Index, an open source non-proliferation project, and efforts to address the potentially catastrophic cyber threat to nuclear systems and facilities around the world. NTI is pleased to offer paid internships.

Potential duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting development and dissemination of the NTI Nuclear Security Index, including data analysis and stakeholder engagement
  • Conducting research to catalogue and analyze the implications of cyber incidents at critical infrastructure and nuclear facilities around the world
  • Tracking nuclear and cybersecurity events around the world using open source techniques
  • Supporting research on emerging technology issues such as artificial intelligence as relates to weapons of mass destruction or disruption
  • Developing and managing contact lists for embassy representatives, interviewees, or event attendees
  • Supporting meeting and conference preparation, and administrative duties as assigned

Expected Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or Master degree in a relevant field (e.g., international relations, nuclear engineering, related technical fields)
  • Ability to plan and manage workload independently
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Excellent writing and editing skills in the English language
  • High attention to detail
  • Demonstrated experience with data and statistics, Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Willingness to learn and engage with the policy issues related to weapons of mass destruction or disruption and international relations
  • Availability to work 30 hours per week or more, with a commitment of 6-9 months

NTI works to protect our lives, environment, and quality of life now and for future generations. We work to prevent catastrophic attacks with weapons of mass destruction and disruption (WMDD) – nuclear, biological, radiological, chemical, and cyber. NTI designs and implements innovative projects with partners around the world to directly reduce threats and to build momentum and support for action on a larger scale. Founded in 2001 by former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn and philanthropist Ted Turner who continue to serve as co-chairs, NTI is guided by a prestigious, international board of directors. Ernest J. Moniz serves a chief executive officer and co-chair; Des Browne is vice chair; and Joan Rohlfing serves as president.

Interested?  Send a resume and a cover note to with the subject line: STA Internship. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 9, 2018