Employment Opportunities


The Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction (CSWMD) at National Defense University recruits volunteer interns on a semester basis to assist with the operations of the research and administrative staff.

For the Summer 2018 Session, CSWMD is offering 1 internship position:

Research Intern

Description: The intern will be assigned to a member of the WMD Center Research Staff, whose work they will support. The intern will be responsible for supporting ongoing research efforts, fulfilling administrative duties, and assisting with WMD Center events. For more information, click here.

Qualifications: Currently or recently graduated students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, possessing superior research and writing skills and a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite. Applicants must be able to commit to ~20 hours per week during business hours. Academic or professional experience in WMD-related issues, international security, foreign policy or a regional interests in Asia, the Middle East or Europe is desirable, but not required

All volunteer internships are unpaid.


Application Process:

Application Deadline:  April 30 (applications reviewed on a rolling basis)

Interns are selected by members of the WMD Center Staff after a review of the application materials and a phone or in-person interview. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Candidates selected for internships must pass a background check before beginning their work.

Application Instructions: Applicants must submit the following documents in a single PDF file, in the order listed below, via email to cswmd-admin@ndu.edu:   

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample (3-5 pages)

For more information, please contact Ms. Brittany Marien (b.r.marien.civ@ndu.edu, 202-685-2343).