International Organizations and Nonproliferation Program Internships

2015 Fall Semester Internships (MIIS Students only)



  • Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear
    Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)

    • Department of External Relations and International Cooperation
    • Department of Public Information
    • Department of Legal Services
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
    • Division of Public Information
  • United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs (UNODA-Vienna)
  • Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP)

Mexico City

  • Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in
    Latin America and the Caribbean (OPANAL)

    • Native/Advanced Spanish speakers only

The Hague

  • Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
    • Policy and Review Branch


  • United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)
  • 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)

    Conference on Disarmament (spring semester only)


Nonproliferation students will:

  • Gain practical experience in the field of nonproliferation policy
  • Enhance their practical experience on current issues
  • Apply professional skills and academic knowledge gained at MIIS
  • Make a substantive contribution to the work of these organizations
  • Receive a stipend of $1000 per month and reimbursement for their airfare to and from the internship


Preference will be given to MIIS students who:

  • Complete the intro nonproliferation course (IPOL 8574) and are familiar with nonproliferation regimes and concepts
  • Will be returning for at least one additional semester at MIIS (please note: this is a change from the previous eligibility policy)
  • Excel academically and are willing to complete writing assignments and interviews
  • Can take a leave of absence from their academics for the duration of the internship

Enrolled students interning in the spring can apply for the IPSS program to earn academic credit. Students participating through IPSS are not eligible for the monthly stipend or airfare reimbursement. They can continue to receive their usual financial aid.

  • Are available for the entirety of the 4-6 month internship.

To Apply

  • Complete the application form
    • Deadline for Fall 2014 internships: May 1, 2014
  • Submit a Monterey Institute transcript
  • Provide a study plan with completed and future courses
  • Send a current résumé or CV
  • Write a 500-word statement detailing career goals (short and long term), how the chosen organization can help achieve those goals, and what the intern can contribute to the organization
  • Give 2 references who will submit letters of recommendation on their behalf
  • Send all to the Contact

Contact Information

Amanda Moodie
James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
460 Pierce Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Telephone: 831.647.6654