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Research Assistant Intern - Ploughshares Fund

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Organization Information

Ploughshares Fund is a public grantmaking foundation that seeks to reduce and ultimately eliminate the threat posed by nuclear weapons. Our vision is a world where nuclear weapons can never be used again. We fund and coordinate individuals and organizations in the United States and abroad that create solutions, drive policy and build grassroots support for a world free from the dangers of nuclear weapons.

Location - Washington, D.C. 

Job Description 

Ploughshares Fund is seeking a full-time research assistant intern. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, conducting research on arms control and international security, co-editing Early Warning, drafting op-eds, articles, blogs and other publications, assisting with social media and aiding in the daily operations of the Ploughshares Fund Washington, DC office.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide research support to the President, Director of Policy and Government Affairs, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Policy Analyst.

  • Assist the communications team with publishing of Ploughshares Fund’s daily news aggregator, Early Warning.

  • Monitor relevant policy and legislative developments.

  • Draft op-eds and blog posts for the policy team, and assist with organizational media preparation.

  • Support the Special Assistant to the President in events, meetings and general office administration.

  • Attend grantee and policy events as requested and prepare summary briefs/blogs.

  • Perform other duties as necessary.

Job Qualifications

  • Exemplary written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to learn and keep abreast of arms control and nonproliferation policy.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in internet research.

  • Exceptional organizational skills and extraordinary attention to detail.

  • Willingness to work in a deadline-driven environment and handle multiple priorities in an efficient manner.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software and Mac OSX.

  • Flexibility, good judgment, positive attitude and sense of humor.

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree or candidacy highly preferred.
  • Strong background in national security, arms control and nonproliferation is highly preferred.
  • Experience working or interning in Congress is highly preferred.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, brief writing sample (500 words or less), availability and contact information for three references to Geoffrey Wilson at gwilson@ploughshares.org. Upon selection for a 1st interview, we’ll likely require a further writing sample.

For more information about Ploughshares Fund, please visit our website, www.ploughshares.org

Deadline - N/A