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CNS Graduate Research Assistantships for MIIS Students

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

GRA positions offer part time work, up to 20 hrs/week at $9/hour

Graduate Research Assistantships are work-study positions reserved only 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.

~Available Only to Students of MIIS~

 


General GRA

~Available Only to Students of MIIS~

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

The work involves:

  • Editing, updating and drafting content for databases, website publications, fact sheets, and analytical issue briefs
  • Video editing and computer animations
  • Geospatial analysis and/or 3D modeling

Requirements:

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

Desired Qualifications:

  • MANPTS/Nonproliferation Certificate student
  • Knowledge of and experience conducting research in the WMD nonproliferation field
  • Video editing (Final Cut Pro/Adobe Creative Cloud)
  • Experience working with international organizations
  • Familiarity with 3D modeling using SketchUp
  • Familiarity with geospatial imagery analysis using Google Earth
  • Familiarity with computer animation
  • Familiarity with social media and WordPress

To Apply:

  • Resume
  • Short writing sample
  • Cover letter specifying language skills and regions/topics of interest

Contact Person:


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GRA for the Eurasia Nonproliferation Program

~Available Only to Students of MIIS~

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

Contact Person:

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