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Posted with Limited Access No Limited Access Period Ending Date Title Intern Posting Number S01164 Full-Time/Part-Time Full-time Typical Hours Per Week 37.5 Regular, Temporary or Term Temporary If temporary or term, enter anticipated end date 08/23/2019 Benefits Eligible? No Hourly/Salaried Hourly Band/Level OP1 Hiring Minimum $12.00 Department CNS Location Monterey, CA Campus Hire contingent upon successful completion of the following post-offer screening Criminal Background Check Position Summary

Position Summary

The Summer Undergraduate Internship in Nonproliferation Studies at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS) is a paid internship. Interns will be compensated at the same rate as graduate research assistants and will work with CNS staff members on substantive issues for one of the following Nonproliferation Programs:
•East Asia
•Chemical and Biological Weapons
•International Organizations and Nonproliferation Program

CNS’s research interests also cover open source tools for nonproliferation, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Terrorism and regional nonproliferation issues including the Middle East and South Asia.
In addition to assigned research work, interns may develop their own research projects under the guidance of CNS staff. Interns may also have an opportunity to present results of their independent research as appropriate at the end of the program. As part of the training aspects of the internship program, interns attend seminars and lectures held at CNS throughout the summer. The duration of the internship should be two to three months between early June and end of August.


Essential Functions

•Conduct research in the field of nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction
•Assist CNS’s ongoing research and educational activities

General Responsibilities

Other duties as assigned.



It is preferred that at the time of acceptance, applicants for these internships should at least be in their sophomore year of studies at an undergraduate institution and be eligible to work in the United States.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of international security topics and command of a foreign language are desirable. Students majoring in the physical or biological sciences are also encouraged to apply.


Applicants should have a strong interest in nonproliferation issues.

Physical Demands

The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey maintains a smoke-free workplace and complies with the Federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act and Drug-Free Workplace Act.
Essential job functions require ability to sit for extended periods of time, walk, bend, climb, push/pull, lift and carry up to 25 pounds occasionally. Also requires fine dexterity and ability to grasp, i.e. for writing and word processing/data entry.

Posting Information

Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

The priority deadline to submit your application is February 15, 2019. Applications received after the priority deadline will be reviewed at the discretion of the search committee.

All interested applicants must apply online.
Application documents must include:
•Cover letter including statement of purpose (Please be sure to clearly state that you are applying for the Summer Undergraduate Nonproliferation Internship, and specify which CNS project you are most interested in, and your desired starting and ending dates of internship.)
•Curriculum vitae or resume
•Official or unofficial transcript
•Short writing sample (2-3 pages)

•Contact information of at least two references (At least one of the contacts must be one of your college professors.)

The references will automatically be contacted via email during the application review process.

You will not be able to submit your application for review until all required documents are attached to your online application.


Some postings require contact information for reference providers for confidential letters of recommendation.

Recommendation Letter Requirements Supplemental Questions for Posting

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you currently an enrolled undergraduate student?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Document Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/C V
  3. Additional Document 1
  4. Additional Document 2
Optional Documents
  1. Additional Document 3




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Posted: 12/29/2018
Application Due: 7/28/2019
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