Nuclear Threat Initiative

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About the Nuclear Threat Initiative:

The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a mission to strengthen global security by reducing the risk of use and preventing the spread of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons and to work to build the trust, transparency, and security that are preconditions to the ultimate fulfillment of the Non-Proliferation Treaty’s goals and ambitions.
As an independent yet trusted partner, NTI has been able to push the envelope of traditional thinking within global bureaucracies and expert communities and stimulate new ways to address threats from weapons of mass destruction. 
One of NTI’s hallmarks is its operating model. Recognizing that governments have most of the resources and authority in the large-scale work of threat reduction, NTI emphasizes leverage. NTI uses this leverage to raise awareness and advocate solutions; undertake direct action projects that demonstrate new ways to reduce threats; and foster new thinking about these problems. 


The FSI Global Policy intern will work for a period of nine or ten weeks during summer 2019. Depending on the interest and skillset of the intern, NTI's internship opportunity could be among any of the core NTI areas overseen by its leadership team, including biological security, nuclear security, fuel cycles strategies, science and technical affairs, development, or communications.
Deborah Rosenblum, NTI's Executive Vice President, serves as overall lead for NTI's internship program. The intern mentor will be among the NTI Vice Presidents.

Eligibility and Skills Required:

The internship is open to continuing undergraduate and graduate students with a preference for students with an interest in non-proliferation, international security, and defense. Additional requirements and characteristics:
  • Mature and team-oriented
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Self-starter
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Research skills
  • Language Requirement:
  • None.


The internships are located in Washington, D.C.

Visa Requirements:



FSI is committed to providing its opportunities to students regardless of financial constraints. FSI's Global Policy interns are provided with a stipend to cover travel and living expenses during the summer. These stipends do not exceed $6,400 per student. Students must submit a budget with their estimated costs along with their application. If you have additional financial constraints that you think may prevent you from participating in this program, please contact Academic Program Manager Patrick Laboon directly.


The application deadline is February 8, 2019, at 11:59 pm. Applicants will be asked to submit:
  • Application Form
  • Name of faculty reference (letter of recommendation not required)
  • CV/Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Budget

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Please note: You may only apply to one FSI Global Policy Internship.

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