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Jobs and Internships

Please note: During the COVID pandemic, internships are likely to remain sharply reduced although teleworking may be possible for some projects.  Please be aware of this when submitting applications.  We're looking forward to returning to healthy, in-person experiences!

The National Security Archive is an equal opportunity employer. All positions are offered without regard to race, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual preference, marital status, or non-job related physical handicap.

General Employment: The Archive occasionally has openings for full- and part-time paid positions, usually in connection with a specific program and always depending on the availability of funding.

Research Assistantships: Paid, part-time research positions are more frequently available, and are also tied to particular projects.

Internships: Opportunities (unpaid) for undergraduate and graduate students to gain work experience and academic credit (in coordination with home institutions) are available year-around. Applications are accepted at any time.

Additional Information: Qualifications and submission requirements differ according to position. For information on all current openings, and to submit an application, please contact Sue Bechtel, Director of Administration, at sbechtel@gwu.edu.

The National Security Archive is among the Washington, D.C.-area non-governmental organizations that participate in the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship program. The Scoville fellowship program invites recent college and graduate school alumni to apply for six to nine-month fellowships with NGOs focusing on arms control, peace, and international security issues. See www.scoville.org

The following generic notices provide a bit more basic information: