The Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control is seeking an intern to conduct research for its Risk Report database and Iran Watch website. Wisconsin Project interns are accomplished students or recent graduates with an interest in nonproliferation and conducting in-depth research.
Interns will use a variety of open sources to conduct research on proliferation networks and write profiles of entities in these networks, for publication in the Risk Report and/or on Iran Watch. Through this research, interns will gain valuable experience in unclassified information gathering and source vetting. The research will also involve learning about autonomous and international sanctions and U.S. and multilateral export control regulations. Interns may also apply data science techniques to identify and visualize proliferation networks.
Candidates must have strong research and writing skills. Familiarity with network analysis techniques and trade and other data sources that can be applied to proliferation research is preferred. Experience with data science techniques (natural language processing, data visualization, web scraping) and programming languages (Python, R) is a plus. Proficiency in a foreign language, particularly Chinese (Mandarin), Farsi, Korean or Arabic, would be helpful.
The internship is a paid position. Preference will be given to candidates who are able to make a three-month commitment of at least 30 hours per week.
The Wisconsin Project is a private, non-profit, non-partisan organization located in Washington D.C. founded in cooperation with the University of Wisconsin.
To apply: Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. No calls please.
The Wisconsin Project is a host organization for the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship. This Fellowship pays a salary for recent college and graduate school alumni to work for six to nine months with NGOs in Washington D.C. on international peace and security issues. For further information, please visit www.scoville.org.