Internships at International Nonproliferation Organizations
Applications for Internships Through IONP at International Organizations Now Available
- Application deadline for Fall 2013 internships: March 1, 2013
- Application deadline for Spring 2014 internships: September 15, 2013
The International Organizations and Nonproliferation Program (IONP) at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) is pleased to announce that internships are available for MIIS students during the 2013 fall and 2014 spring semesters at the following international organizations:
- New Opportunity!
INTERPOL Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Programme (Lyon)
- the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) (Vienna)
- Department of External Relations and International Cooperation
- Department of Public Information
- Department of Legal Services
- the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Division of Public Information (Vienna);
- the Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (OPANAL) (Mexico City) [for native or advanced Spanish speakers only]
- the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Policy and Review Branch (The Hague)
- Policy and Review Branch
- Assistance and Protection Branch
- the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG)
- Implementation Support Unit (ISU) of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction (BWC) (fall only)
- Conference on Disarmament (spring only)
- the United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) (New York City)
- WMD Branch
- Regional Disarmament Branch
- the United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) (Vienna)
- the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation
CNS offers these opportunities to dedicated and experienced nonproliferation students who are interested in:
- practical experience in the field of nonproliferation policy;
- enhancing their practical experience on current nonproliferation and disarmament issues as they are addressed at these international organizations;
- applying the professional skills and academic knowledge they have gained through their time at MIIS; and
- making a substantive contribution to the work of these organizations.
These positions are available to full-time Monterey Institute graduate students with nonproliferation expertise on the following conditions:
- Applicants should have completed the intro nonproliferation course (IPOL 8574) and be familiar with nonproliferation regimes and concepts. Students in their final semester are eligible, although preference will be given to students who will return to campus after their internships.
- Applicants should excel academically and will be subjected to writing assignments and interviews. Final selections will be dependent on the acceptance of candidates by the participating organizations.
- Students interested in participating in an IONP internship will have to take a leave of absence from their regular academic program for the duration of the internship. Students interning in the spring have the option to apply for the IPSS program and earn academic credit as an enrolled MIIS student; spring participants may also participate through IONP.
- Students who participate through IONP will be eligible for a monthly stipend of $1000, as well as reimbursement for their airfare. Students who participate through IPSS will not be eligible for these remunerations, although they can continue to receive their usual financial aid.
- The duration of these internships is 4-6 months.
The application form for IONP internships is available on the MIIS website at http://www.miis.edu/careers/resources/jobs/cns-internships. Students should be prepared to submit the online form as well as a Monterey Institute transcript, a study plan detailing their completed and future coursework, a current résumé or CV, and a 500-word personal statement describing their short- and long-term career goals, how their chosen organization can help them achieve these goals, and what they can contribute to the organization. Students should also have two references who will submit letters of recommendation on their behalf.
The deadline to submit the application is March 1, 2013 for Fall 2013 internships and September 15, 2013 for Spring 2014 internships.
For further information, please contact:
James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
460 Pierce Street, Office D103
Monterey, CA 93940
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