Position: Research Analyst
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date posted: July 2019

Job Description
The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation and the Council for a Livable World are seeking a dynamic and creative Research Analyst to focus on nuclear weapons policy and defense spending. The ideal candidate will be a skilled and passionate professional with a background and interest in nuclear policy. Subject matter expertise in a particular region associated with nuclear policy is preferred. This job is located near Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.; telework is not an option.


  • Conduct research and policy analysis on our organizations’ priority issues, including U.S.-Russian strategic stability, regional proliferation threats, multilateral arms control, global nuclear modernization, nuclear security, missile defense, emerging weapons technologies and the Pentagon budget.
  • Produce fact sheets, scholarly articles, op-eds, policy briefs and other material on priority areas. Work with communications staff to develop accurate and compelling infographics and digital media items.
  • Participate in media interviews, including for online and print media, podcasts, and radio and television programs, as directed.
  • Provide operational support, including by assisting in the coordination and planning of public and private meetings, events and travel.
  • Support Congressional staff education efforts relating to nuclear policy matters.
  • Coordinate nuclear security education activities with the broader policy community.
  • Ably represent and clearly articulate the mission and vision of the organizations at community events and conferences.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Senior Policy Director or the Executive Director.


  • Demonstrated interest in nuclear weapons policy.
  • Professional experience (including internships) with research, logistical planning, database maintenance, and other administrative support.
  • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work simultaneously on a wide range of tasks and projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple deadlines.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, as is a strong academic record.
  • Specialization in political science, international relations, or a related field is preferred.
  • One to two years of relevant work experience.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.


Salary commensurate with experience, in the range of $45,000.00 – $55,000.00; includes benefits package.

Application Procedure

Email cover letter, resume, brief writing sample, and two references by July 22, 2019 to
Please save your uploaded files into single pdf file. The title should be listed as follows: [First Name] [Last Name] – Research Analyst

No calls, please.

The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation is a Washington, D.C. based non-profit, non-partisan research organization dedicated to enhancing international peace and security in the 21st Century. The Council for a Livable world is a non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization dedicated to enhancing peace and security. Both organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers—people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; we are committed to a diverse workplace and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.



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: Applications for fall 2019 internships are now being accepted. Learn more.