Nonproliferation Jobs


Research Associate, International Organizations and Nonproliferation Program (IONP)

LOCATION: Monterey, CA

Under the supervision of the CNS IONP Director, the Research Associate will assist in the operations and implementation of activities tasked to and performed at CNS, as described in the duties below. This is a full-time (37.5 hours per week) staff position.

Essential Functions

  • Manage and complete deliverables for the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) website, including the Inventory of International Organizations and Regimes, other databases, and educational tutorials
  • Assist the IONP Director and the NTI Project Manager in the hiring, training, and tasking of CNS graduate students, and supervise and edit their contributions to NTI deliverables and other IONP projects
  • Assist in implementation of CNS projects related to international regimes and initiatives, such as the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) and its review process
  • Assist the selection and placement of IONP interns at international nonproliferation organizations
  • Assist in various elements of CNS’s educational mission by assisting in the NPT negotiation simulation course and delivering lectures to other classes or groups, as needed

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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.


Graduate Research Assistants for MIIS Students

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

GRA positions offer part time work, up to 20 hrs/week.

General GRA

GRAs will have the opportunity to work with CNS experts on various nonproliferation and arms control issues. These nonproliferation jobs involve 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 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
  • 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

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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

Desirable Qualifications:

  • MANPTS/Nonproliferation Certificate student
  • Native/Fluent Chinese language skills
  • Knowledge of and experience conducting research in the WMD nonproliferation field
  • Experience working with international organizations
  • Familiarity with Google Earth and SketchUp
  • Familiarity with major social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)
  • Science background

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 Eurasia 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.

Requirements:

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

Desirable Qualifications:

  • MANPTS/Nonproliferation Certificate student
  • Knowledge of and experience conducting research in the WMD nonproliferation field.
  • Familiarity with Russian and U.S. views & approaches to WMD proliferation threats, Russian nuclear posture & nuclear doctrine developments, HEU repatriation, illicit nuclear and radioactive materials trafficking, Central Asian Nuclear Weapons Free Zone, export controls in the former Soviet states, dismantlement of nuclear submarines, and other nonproliferation related issues.

To Apply:

  • Resume
  • Policy-relevant writing sample
  • Purpose letter specifying language skills and software package experience/familiarity
  • Send to the 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

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