Location: Washington, DC
Start date: February 2019

The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(3) organization that seeks to reduce nuclear weapons arsenals, halt the spread of nuclear weapons, and minimize the risk of war by educating the public and policy makers.  Council for a Livable World is a Washington, D.C. based 501(c)(4) organization whose mission is to reduce and eventually eliminate nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, encourage a more responsible approach to Pentagon spending, and minimize the risk of war by helping to elect and then support members of Congress sharing such goals.

Job Description

The Program Coordinator reports to the Senior Policy Director, and is responsible for developing and executing the Center’s efforts to provide education and policy analysis regarding a “No First Use” (NFU) policy with respect to nuclear weapons and Council’s work to support efforts to ensure that the United States adopts such a policy. The Program Coordinator works closely with the Center and Council staff, including the Council Political Director, to lead the organizations’ work to support a NFU policy, as well as leading efforts to help coordinate and expand the broader peace and security nonprofit community’s efforts on the matter.

Position Requirements

The Center and Council are seeking to hire an experienced and creative Program Coordinator for a one-year position focused on building support for a U.S. NFU policy.  The ideal candidate will be a skilled and passionate professional with a background in both nuclear policy, campaigns and legislative work. The candidate should also have strong commitment to reducing nuclear risks. 

S/he will be expected to ably represent and clearly articulate the mission and vision of both Center and Council in various settings, and be available for potential domestic travel.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Lead the Center and Council research, education and analysis efforts relating to NFU policy.
  • Coordinate Hill outreach on NFU, in coordination with the Senior Policy Director and the Political Director.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with relevant Hill staff focused on NFU.
  • Serve as the Center and Council’s liaison to other nuclear policy groups working on NFU, as well as like-minded groups and communities that do not focus on nuclear policy issues exclusively.
  • Produce and help disseminate fact sheets, infographics, scholarly articles, op-eds, digital media items, and other material on NFU.
  • Collate and manage material related to NFU promotion on the Center website, in coordination with Communications Director.
  • Maintain close coordination with the grantor on matter relating to the community’s NFU efforts.
  • Appear on podcasts, radio programs and television programs to discuss NFU.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Senior Policy Director.


Salary commensurate with experience, in the range of $45,000-$55,000, includes benefits package. This is a one-year position, ideally beginning in early February.

Application Procedure

Email cover letter, resume, brief writing sample and two references by January 22, 2019 to Cain Farmer,

No calls, please.



Council for a Livable World and its affiliated research organization the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation offer full-time internship opportunities for students and recent graduates interested in policies to reduce the threat of nuclear weapons and increase peace and security.

With a small dedicated staff, interns will have the opportunity to work with everyone including the Executive Director to help shape the organization’s work on important issues. The staff is committed to investing in their interns, and are eager to spend time working with them to hone their skills to develop future leaders in the nuclear nonproliferation and national security community.

Former Council interns have gone on to graduate studies at top universities in the United States, and many are now working in intelligence, think tanks, Congress, the executive branch, and NGOs throughout the country and the world.

Located on Capitol Hill in the heart of Washington, D.C, the Council and Center are both respected non-profit organizations that educate Congress and the public on national security issues through policy, advocacy, and investigations. Council/Center interns have the opportunity to contribute to the organization in a number of issue areas.

APPLICATION DEADLINES: We are no longer accepting applications for the Council for a Livable World at this time. Applications for summer internships will open in April.