Jobs


Fall 2014 Foreign Affairs Internship

www.psaonline.org

Period: mid-August to mid-December

PSA is now accepting applications for unpaid Foreign Affairs Interns to begin in mid-August.

Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) is currently seeking interns for mid-August through mid-December 2014. PSA is a nonprofit founded by former US representative Lee Hamilton and the late US Senator Warren Rudman to advance bipartisanship on today's national security and foreign policy challenges. Leveraging the leadership of its distinguished Advisory Board, PSA has unique credibility and access to forge common ground and fashion thoughtful, fact-based policy that promotes America's national interests. PSA works on a broad range of key policy issues such as nuclear nonproliferation, Middle East policy, energy security, international organizations, and more. PSA works heavily with Capitol Hill offices, the executive branch, and the NGO community.

Interns will have the opportunity to participate in a close team environment and gain first-hand exposure to and knowledge of the DC political and policy establishments. In addition, interns will leave PSA with practical experience in the day-to-day running of a nonprofit organization.

Intern Responsibilities:

  • Research future bipartisan policy statements on key foreign policy and national security challenges;
  • Help draft organizational newsletters, press releases, event invitations, talking points and other materials supporting PSA initiatives;
  • Work with the media to promote coverage of PSA's activities; track media references and coverage;
  • Help plan, organize and run events promoting PSA statements and other projects;
  • Assist with PSA’s Congressional Partnership Program and Harvard Program on Negotiation initiative;
  • Attend and report on relevant events in the DC area;
  • Help manage the organization's online presence and advocacy tools; including the PSA website, the blog, Facebook account and Twitter account;
  • Contribute to PSA's blog on national security and foreign policy issues, "Across the Aisle."

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will be a bright, highly-motivated individual with a strong academic background, a demonstrated passion for U.S. foreign policy and national security issues, and a keen interest in Capitol Hill. In addition, candidates should have the following background and qualities:

  • Self-starter with a demonstrated ability to work independently;
  • Ability to take on several diverse tasks at once;
  • Superior organizational skills;
  • Experience with social media, marketing, web design, and HTML;
  • Demonstrated written and oral communications skills;
  • Ability to work on a team in a close-knit environment;
  • Strong familiarity with current foreign policy and national security issues;
  • Strong commitment to PSA's bipartisan principles;
  • A sense of humor

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Qualified candidates should email a resume, cover letter, 1 page writing sample and list of 3 references to vacancy@psaonline.org.


Program Associate

Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) is currently seeking a program associate to begin in September. The selected candidate will assist PSA’s management team with implementing two programs: (1) international working group study on improving capacity of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) missions on nuclear security and technical cooperation; (2) congressional staff roundtable series on timely international conflict resolution and prevention issues. The position offers opportunities to work, meet, and mingle with prominent participants in U.S. foreign and national security policy.

PSA is a nonprofit founded by former U.S. Representative Lee Hamilton and the late U.S. Senator Warren Rudman to advance bipartisanship on today’s national security and foreign policy challenges. Leveraging the leadership of its distinguished Advisory Board, PSA has unique credibility and access to forge common ground and fashion thoughtful, fact-based policy that promotes America’s national interests. PSA works on a broad range of key policy issues such as nuclear nonproliferation, Middle East policy, energy security, international organizations, and more. The organization is heavily engaged with the Capitol Hill, executive branch, and think tank communities.

Associate Responsibilities

  • Plan /develop and execute/conduct programming within assigned program areas. Associate will work with organizational partners as needed to develop and execute program area events;
  • Assist with program area grant reporting, proposals, tracking, and compliance;
  • Handle logistics for program areas, including coordinating international travel, liaising with speakers and program participants, planning and executing events, tracking budgets;
  • Draft and send organizational communications documents, including monthly newsletters, invitations to speakers, event announcements, etc.;
  • Assist with administering PSA’s webpage, Facebook and Twitter;
  • Help to build organizational outreach, including building and maintaining contacts, representing PSA at professional events, and networking. Research potential future funders or partner organizations;
  • Research various subjects and produce talking points, briefings or memos as needed;
  • Assist with general office tasks and management

Required Qualifications

  • Degree in international relations, public policy, government, or related field;
  • Academic or professional experience in nuclear technology and security policy;
  • 1 to 2 years of previous program experience organizing events, coordinating program communications, handling necessary logistics, and researching timely issues;
  • Strong knowledge of current foreign policy and national security issues;
  • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated written, oral and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Flexibility and willingness to work simultaneously on a wide range of tasks and projects, and ability to prioritize;
  • Self-starter with ability to work both collaboratively, as part of a team, and independently;
  • Strong commitment to PSA’s principles and to bipartisanship

Desired Qualifications

  • Previous experience working on nuclear issues, intergovernmental organizations, international conflict resolution and prevention;
  • Capitol Hill work experience;
  • Willingness to travel internationally, as needed
Applications are due by Tuesday, August 12th. Qualified candidates should email a resume, cover letter, 1 page writing sample and list of 3 references, to vacancy@psaonline.org.


Opening for Scoville Fellow (Ongoing)


The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship pays a stipend for college graduates to work with the Partnership for a Secure America on peace and security issues for six to nine months.  Details on eligibility and procedures for applying for the Fellowship are available at www.scoville.org


PSA is an equal opportunity employer.