Stimson, a Washington DC nonpartisan public policy institute committed to finding and promoting practical and innovative solutions to national and international security challenges, seeks energetic and creative individuals to assist with Stimson's Research Programs in Summer 2018.
Stimson offers unique internship opportunities based on the values of education, participation, and hands-on practical knowledge. Based on the Center's commitment to professional development, expectations for interns are high. In return, interns can expect a challenging environment that will prepare them for full-time employment in a professional setting.
Stimson hosts a regular professional development series for interns, allowing the opportunity to interact with Stimson management and senior associates; leaders in the public (government agencies, NGOs, other think tanks, graduate universities) and private (defense, consulting firms) sector; and other individuals that will help the intern to expand his/her interests and skill set.
Applicants should have a strong interest in foreign policy issues and should be highly motivated and sincere in their desire for an internship that is challenging and professional in nature. Interns are expected to work regular hours.
Stimson is home to a number of research programs that address transnational threats in the 21st century. Research programs address a variety of themes, including environmental crime & security, drones, nuclear nonproliferation, protecting civilians in conflict, security challenges confronting the Asia-pacific, and much more
Daily tasks as a research intern include proofreading, editing and distributing Stimson publications, writing brief summaries of activities in the news, assisting with website maintenance, tracking specific issue areas, taking notes in on-site and off-site meeting, and project coordination.
When applying, please indicate which Stimson research program(s) best fit your interest/experience in your cover letter. You can learn more about our research www.stimson.org/programs/.
Stipend: Stimson Center internships are unpaid. However, these two internships are designated for Humphrey students only and the school will be supporting these internships with a $3,500 stipend each.
Eligibility: Any continuing student currently enrolled in the Masters program in human rights, planning or public policy (MHR, MPP or MURP) at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs is eligible to apply. Students who have alread fulfilled the internship requirement, waived that requirement, or students in the MS, MDP or MPA programs are not eligible for this internship program(those degrees do not require internships).