NTI Interns play a critical role within each of our teams working to advance our mission objectives while learning more about existential risks to humanity.

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The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), is a non-profit whose mission is to transform global security by driving systemic solutions to nuclear and biological threats imperiling humanity.

Our highly competitive program offers internship opportunities 3x a year to undergraduate students with at least two years of study, graduate students, and/or those who demonstrate co-equal qualifying experience. The hourly pay rate for interns is determined by a tiered compensation structure based on level of education:

  • $17/hour for interns with a bachelor’s degree or enrolled in a bachelor’s program
  • $18.50/hour for interns with a master’s degree or enrolled in a master’s program
  • $20/hour for interns with a PhD or enrolled in a PhD program

Each intern class exact start dates shift slightly from year to year to accommodate the academic calendar and NTI pay cycles.

Spring Interns:

  • Application opens in late September/early October
  • Decisions made by end of November
  • Internship runs from February through late April/early May

Summer Interns:

  • Application opens in mid February
  • Decisions made by end of April
  • Internship runs from June to August

Fall interns:

  • Application opens mid June
  • Decisions made by mid August
  • Internship runs from October to December

The application link remains open for approximately two weeks, the exact close date will be listed on the application. The link to apply will appear on our “Work with Us” page.

Applicants will receive an auto-reply stating “your application has been successfully submitted” to acknowledge receipt of their application for the internship. Due to the volume of applications received, we cannot respond to direct calls or email inquiries about the status of an individual application during our review process. However, we will notify all applicants via email of our final decisions once the review process is complete.

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