The Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) at National Defense University (NDU) is seeking students for internships for the Summer Semester 2021. The primary mission of INSS is to conduct research and analysis in support of the academic and leader development programs at NDU, and to provide strategic support to the Secretary of Defense, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Unified Combatant Commands.
Established in 1984, INSS has expanded to include the Center for Strategic Research (CSR), the Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs (CSCMA), the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction (CSWMD), and the National Defense University Press (NDU Press).
We offer unpaid internships to motivated undergraduate and graduate students in national security and international affairs. All INSS interns are supervised and mentored by Senior Fellows, conduct original research and analysis, provide substantive research assistance, and have opportunities to participate in Defense Department and Interagency events. Intern research plans and activity are tailored by the supervising Senior Fellows.
Our areas of research and subject matter expertise are diverse and include functional research in areas such as joint force structure and readiness, cyber-security policy, counterterrorism, emerging technology policy, WMD policy, national security reform, complex operations, and post-conflict stabilization and reconstruction. Regional research areas focus on China, South and East Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere.
To apply to the INSS Internship Program, please send a cover letter identifying your specific subject matter areas (or INSS Center/Experts) of interest and related experience, resume, and a short writing sample (2-3 pages), addressed to the INSS Dean of Administration Ms. Catherine Reese, at INSS_Intern_Program@ndu.edu. Please also reference the semester you are applying for in the subject line. Questions may be addressed to Ms. Kira McFadden or Mr. Brett Swaney.
Application Deadline: April 16, 2021 (applications reviewed on a rolling basis)
Approximate Decision and Notification Date: Week of April 26, 2021
Approximate Start Date: June 1, 2021 (flexible)
Approximate End Date: August 31, 2021 (flexible)
Submit all materials by email to: INSS_Intern_Program@ndu.edu or via Handshake
For additional information: http://inss.ndu.edu/Internships/
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