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Stimson Center | Washington, DC
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Job Description

The Nuclear Safeguards, Nuclear Security and Partnerships in Proliferation Prevention Programs offer a unique opportunity to gain experience in the field of nuclear and chemical non-proliferation, materials security and control alongside emerging technologies such as blockchain.

The Stimson Center's 'Blockchain in Practice' Initiative investigates applications and implications of blockchain technologies (or more specifically, distributed ledger technology, DLT) for non-proliferation and international security. Efforts are currently focused on studying the impact of DLT on organizations and people within three main streams: nuclear safeguards, nuclear security, and the peaceful trade of dual-use chemicals. The internship will be based in Stimson's Nuclear Safeguards program and will be focused on DLT efforts that are cross-cutting with the Nuclear Security and the Partnerships in Proliferation Prevention programs.

The Nuclear Safeguards, Nuclear Security and Partnerships in Proliferation Prevention Programs are a part of Stimson's Promoting Security & Prosperity (PSP) Initiative which cultivates research, analysis, and on-the-ground activities to identify pragmatic policy solutions to some of today's most pressing threats to international security and economic vitality. Comprised of five distinct yet collaborative programs, the PSP convenes stakeholders and works to chronicle and develop innovative responses to an array of transnational challenges at the national, regional, international levels.

Responsibilities for an intern include:

* Research, writing, analysis, and editing for programs' publications
* Coordination of events
* Representing Stimson at meetings and related events
* Administrative support

Generally, strong candidates for this internship will have the following qualifications:

* Strong interest in applications of blockchain/DLT to international security
* Intermediate to strong understanding of Blockchain/DLT
* Strong interest in multidisciplinary and innovative solutions to nuclear and chemical proliferation challenges
* Strong research, analysis, writing, and editing skills, including experience in archival research
* Excellent attention to detail and a commitment to high-quality work
* Flexibility to work effectively both independently, without supervision, and as part of a team
* Full-time availability

Graduate students are encouraged to apply. Experience in nuclear or chemical issues is preferred, but not essential. Experience or education related to blockchain technology is essential.

Applicants must be able to commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week. Preference may be given to those available 30+ hours per week. Please submit your resume, cover letter, and short (no more than 5 pages) writing sample as a single PDF.

About Stimson Center

The Henry L. Stimson Center is dedicated to enhancing international peace and security by - among other things - convening meetings that assemble experts from around the nation and world to share ideas and formulate potential solutions to the security challenges facing the United States and global community. As part of the array of services that we offer to the policy community and other organizations, the Center's modern conference facilities are available for outside use at competitive rates. The Center's attractive meeting facilities - located centrally in downtown Washington - provide a conducive and convenient setting for both small and large gatherings. The Center is accustomed to hosting meetings attended by high-level government agency staff and non-governmental organization staff, as well as visitors and experts visiting from around the world. As a result, we know what it takes to plan and host a successful meeting and have purposely designed our conference facilities to serve that goal. We look forward to providing space for your next event.