Student Internships

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Updated: Sep 11, 2013

Internships at International Nonproliferation Organizations

Applications for Internships Through IONP at International Organizations Now Available

  • Application deadline for Spring 2014 internships: October 15, 2013
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR UNODA-NY WMD BRANCH: 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 2014 spring semester at the following international organizations:

  • 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) (Vienna);
  • the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP).

Opportunities

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.

Conditions

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.

Application Procedure

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 October 15, 2013 for Spring 2014 internships with the exception of the UN Office of Disarmament Affairs-WMD Branch in New York. Students wishing to intern with the WMD Branch should submit their applications no later than September 15, 2013.

Contact

For further information, please contact:

    Amanda Moodie
    James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
    460 Pierce Street
    Monterey, CA 93940
    Telephone: 831.647.6654
    Email: amoodie@miis.edu

 

Information on International Nonproliferation Organizations


Information on International Nonproliferation Organizations

Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization, Vienna
http://www.ctbto.org/

International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna
http://www.iaea.org

Organization for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (OPANAL), Mexico City
http://www.opanal.org/index-i.html

Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, The Hague
http://www.opcw.org

United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs — Weapons of Mass Destruction Branch, New York
http://www.un.org/disarmament/

United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs, Vienna
http://www.un.org/disarmament/vienna/

United Nations Office at Geneva, Conference on Disarmament
http://www.unog.ch

United Nations Office at Geneva, 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)
http://www.unog.ch

Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation
http://vcdnp.org/


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