Nonproliferation Jobs


Jobs at CNS

Graduate Research Assistantships

Assistantships are only for students of the Monterey Institute of International Studies

Graduate Research Assistantships are work-study positions reserved for MIIS students currently enrolled in  classes. It offers students the opportunity to acquire on-the-job training with CNS experts and work on critical issues involving the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and ballistic missiles and strategies for their control. GRAs are paid on an hourly basis, at a starting wage of $9.00/hour. Students typically work 10-15 hours a week. The position is renewable contingent upon satisfactory academic progress and job performance.


Director of the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP)

James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) in Vienna, Austria

The VCDNP is an international non-governmental organization established in 2011 at the initiative of the Austrian Foreign Ministry. VCDNP serves as a platform for result-oriented discussion among national governments, international organizations, academia, and civil society on nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation issues. The Center’s activities include research, analysis, outreach, education, and training. The Center operates in Vienna, Austria.

VCDNP’s Executive Director:

  • Shapes the vision and direction of the Center, its research agenda, and programs in close collaboration with the CNS Director
  • Manages the Center’s staff and oversees the implementation of the Center’s programs and projects
  • Leads fund-raising efforts in order to support the Center’s staff and activities
  • Develops and maintains relationships with governments, foundations, international organizations, academia and civil society

The anticipated closing date for applications is: October 1, 2014.
The desired start date is: 1 January 2015.

→Learn more about the VCDNP Executive Director position

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Graduate Research Assistants for MIIS Students

James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) in Monterey, CA

GRA positions offer full time work, up to 37.5 hrs/week.

General GRA

GRAs will have the opportunity to work with CNS experts on various nonproliferation and arms control issues. The nonproliferation jobs involve editing, updating, and drafting content for CNS publications and sections of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) website, as well as assistance with development and maintenance of the database of Non-Aligned Movement statements on disarmament issues. GRAs are also required to perform other research and administrative tasks. View the full General GRA Job Description.

Requirements:

  • General knowledge of WMD nonproliferation issues
  • Excellent writing and analysis skills
  • Knowledge of and experience conducting scholarly research

Desired experience:

  • MANPTS/Nonproliferation Certificate student
  • Knowledge of and experience conducting research in the WMD nonproliferation field
  • Familiarity with the Non-Aligned Movement’s history, objectives, and politics
  • Experience working with international organizations
  • Familiarity with the major nonproliferation treaties
  • Familiarity with Google Earth and SketchUp
  • Science background

To Apply:

  • Resume
  • Policy-relevant writing sample
  • Purpose letter specifying language skills and regions/topics of interest

Contact Person:


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GRA in Special Software Skills

GRAs will work with CNS experts on nonproliferation and arms control issues. The work involves video editing, computer animation, geospatial analysis, and/or 3D modeling.

Requirements, at least one of the following:

  • Video editing (Final Cut Pro and/or Adobe Creative Cloud preferred)
  • Familiarity with 3D modeling in SketchUp
  • Geospatial imagery analysis using Google Earth
  • Familiarity with computer animation

Desirable, not required:

  • MANPTS in Nonproliferation or Certificate students
  • Knowledge and experience conducting research in the WMD nonproliferation field

To Apply:

  • Resume
  • Policy-relevant writing sample
  • Purpose letter specifying language skills and regions/topics of interest
  • Send to the contact person

Contact Person:


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GRA for the East Asia Nonproliferation Program

GRAs will have the opportunity to work with CNS experts on various nonproliferation and arms control issues. Work involves editing, updating, and drafting content for CNS publications and sections of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) website. GRAs are also required to perform other research and administrative tasks.  View the full East Asia Nonproliferation Program GRA Job Description.

Requirements:

  • Experience conducting scholarly research on East, Southeast or South Asia
  • Excellent writing and analysis skills

To Apply:

  • Resume
  • Policy-relevant writing sample
  • Purpose letter specifying language skills and regions/topics of interest
  • Send to the contact person

Contact Person:


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Education Program GRA

The GRA will work with CNS Education Project Managers and the Education Program Deputy Director to help coordinate activities including the Summer Undergraduate Internship Program, the nonproliferation education program for high school students, the CNS visiting fellows program, and other education program-related activities. Roughly, research to administrative work ratio is 2:8. Experience in WordPress is highly desirable.

Requirements:

  • Excellent writing, editing, and researching skills in English
  • Excellent coordinating and organizing skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

Experience in the following is also desirable:

  • General knowledge of WMD nonproliferation issues
  • Coordinating events
  • HTML, movie makers and other software
  • Major social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  • Blogging (WordPress, Tumblr)
  • Video editing
  • Teaching & curriculum development

To Apply:

  • Resume
  • Policy-relevant writing sample
  • Purpose letter specifying language skills and regions/topics of interest
  • Send to the contact person

Contact Person

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