Summer 2019 Environmental Security Program Internship

Stimson Center
Washington, DC, United States
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Environmental Security Program Internship

The Stimson Center's Environmental Security program explores the threats posed by environmental issues to U.S. national security as well as global and regional security. These issues include resource security, climate change, and other environmental problems that contribute to destabilization and conflict across the world. The Environmental Security team is currently researching the impacts of and solutions to illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, as well as distant water fishing fleets. Additionally, we are researching the impact of climate change and ocean risk on the security and stability of developing countries and coastal cities. We work closely with practitioners and policymakers in the security and environmental communities to foster a dialogue and connect disparate actors to collaborate and create innovative policy solutions.

Intern responsibilities include:

  • Conducting detailed research
  • Writing and editing for program publications
  • Coordinating program events
  • Administrative support

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

  • Strong interest in environmental and security policies, including relevant course work and/or work experience;
  • Strong research and analysis skills, including writing, editing, and fact-checking;
  • 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;
  • Part-time or full-time availability (full-time preferred)

Undergraduate and/or graduate students are encouraged to apply.

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.