The Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control is seeking an intern to conduct research for its Risk Report database. Wisconsin Project interns are accomplished students or recent graduates with an interest in nonproliferation and experience conducting in-depth, open-source 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. 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.

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. Proficiency in a foreign language, particularly Russian or Chinese (Mandarin), is a plus.

The internship is a paid position at $20/hr. Candidates must be able to make a three-month commitment of at least 20 hours per week. The Wisconsin Project has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all staff, unless a reasonable accommodation for medical reasons is requested and approved. The internship is available in-person at the Wisconsin Project’s office in Washington, DC.

To apply: Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter by email to [email protected] with “Research Internship” in the subject line. Application deadline: December 11.


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.


We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization based in Washington D.C. that conducts research and public education aimed at inhibiting strategic trade from contributing to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The Risk Report is a strategic trade control and sanctions database with open-source information on entities around the world linked to the development of weapons of mass destruction and long-range missiles. It is used in 40 countries by both governments and companies. Iran Watch is a website devoted to increasing awareness of the strategic situation in Iran, Iran’s nuclear weapon and missile potential, the entities contributing to this potential, and the sanctions imposed to limit it.

The Wisconsin Project does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, color, age, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, political affiliations or belief, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law. Women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and members of other historically underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply. We proudly support the Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy initiative.