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National Security Innovation and Emerging Technologies Fall Internship

ISW Internship Program Overview
The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) is committed to training the next generation of national security leaders through its innovative educational programs. ISW is currently seeking motivated and experienced college students or recent graduates to join our intern team. ISW offers a wide range of internships across diverse research portfolios and departments, including Counterterrorism, Russia, Turkey, Iraq, and Syria. ISW also offers internships in National Security Innovation and Emerging Technologies and in non-profit management, including Development and External Relations.
Why Work for ISW: ISW believes that ground realities must drive the formulation of strategy and policy. In pursuit of this principle, ISW conducts detailed open-source intelligence analysis to provide timely and accurate information on current conflicts and security threats directly to policy-makers and warfighters.
Interns at ISW have an unparalleled opportunity to analyze conflicts in ways that directly inform policy-makers on some of the most pressing issues facing American national security. Our interns work directly with analysts. They receive classroom education, regular leadership engagement, and a chance to work with cutting-edge technologies employed in business and the intelligence community. Interns have the opportunity to stand at the front lines of military research and policy development, tackling the latest crises in the headlines.
ISW views interns as an integral component of the team. ISW has worked with interns to draft, edit, and publish their own research under the mentorship of senior analysts. It has also hired many interns onto its staff.
National Security Innovation and Emerging Technologies Internship: ISW uses emerging technologies and establishes software partnerships in order to improve research collection, intelligence analysis, and visualization. Interns will use Python, HTML, and JavaScript coding skills and GIS software skills to help refine how ISW’s analysts implement these cutting edge tools. This internship provides valuable interactions with software partners who are transforming the national security space. The Intern will receive further training on some of these platforms. Our roster of technology partners includes Linkurious, Crane + Grey, BlackSky, Sayari Analytics, Ntrepid, and Neo4J. 
  • Candidates must be motivated and organized college students or recent graduates with demonstrated expertise in a related field;
  • Candidates must possess excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills;
  • Candidates must possess strong capabilities in a programming language such as Python, JavaScript, or HTML;
  • Candidates will preferably have a demonstrated interest or expertise in national security issues, particularly Russia, China, or issues in the Middle East.
  • Candidates must display the ability to conduct complex tasks in a timely and efficient manner;
  • Candidates should be self-motivated, independent, creative, and capable of working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment;
  • Candidates must show commitment to - and interest in - the core mission and values of ISW;
  • Candidates should preferably be available to work full-time (i.e. five days per week)
Fall Internship Program Dates: August 31 - September 18, 2020