Student Internships

Valuable work experience in the nonproliferation field.
Updated: Jan 6, 2014

Summer Nonproliferation Internships

Application Deadline for Summer 2014 Internships: February 28!

The Summer Undergraduate Internship in Nonproliferation Studies at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) is a paid internship. Interns will be compensated at approximately the same rate as graduate research assistants and will work with CNS staff members on substantive issues for one of the following Nonproliferation Programs:

CNS's research interests also cover Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Terrorism, regional nonproliferation issues including the Middle East and South Asia, and export controls.


Applicants for these internships should be students completing at least their sophomore year at an undergraduate institution and be eligible to work in the United States. Applicants should have a strong interest in nonproliferation issues. Knowledge of international security topics and command of a foreign language are desirable. Students majoring in the physical or biological sciences are also encouraged to apply.


In addition to assigned research work, interns may develop their own research projects under the guidance of CNS staff. As part of the training aspects of the internship program, interns attend seminars and lectures held at CNS throughout the summer. The duration of the internship should be two to four months between early June and late August.

Interns will be responsible for finding housing with assistance from the Internship Coordinator (see below).

To Apply

Please upload the following documents to the:

MIIS Intern Page

  • Cover letter including statement of purpose (Please be sure to clearly state that you are applying for the Summer Undergraduate Nonproliferation Internship, and specify which CNS project you are most interested in, and your desired starting and ending dates of internship)
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Official or unofficial transcript
  • At least one letter of recommendation (At least one letter must be from your college professor)

*If you are a Davis United World College scholar, learn more about the Davis UWC fellowship in Nonproliferation Studies or contact Masako Toki. (See below)


If you have specific questions about the position, please contact Internship Coordinator Masako Toki by e-mail at or by phone at 831-647-3580.

Find out more about the internships by visiting the Summer Internship Alumni page and 2013 Summer Internship page.

The 2014 Summer Undergraduate Internship Program at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute is supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

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