Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Development Intern

Development · Washington, District of Columbia
Department Development
Employment Type Intern

Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Development Interns work directly with the Development team. The candidate will possess an appreciation and willingness to work with large amounts of data, conduct development related research, and work with the team to execute projects and events as needed.

Full-time interns are compensated with a stipend of $1,500 monthly intended to help cover the cost of transportation and other daily expenses incurred during the internship. Interns work closely with CNAS senior staff and are given considerable responsibility. Participants are chosen based on merit in an open, competitive process. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or national origin.


  • Conduct research and assemble memos related to development prospects and opportunities
  • Assist Development team with ad hoc projects related to various portfolios (individual, corporate, and foundations);
  • Database input and management (Salesforce);
  • Support event planning and execution;
  • Provide assistance to research programs with database and marketing tool questions; and
  • Support email marketing efforts, including tracking metrics, using the Center's marketing software.

Candidates with demonstrated interests in development, business management, or the nexus between policy and non-profit management are highly encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates will be highly motivated, technically savvy, detail oriented and have excellent verbal and written communications skills.

About CNAS


The Center for a New American Security develops bold, innovative, and bipartisan national security and defense policies that promote and protect American interests and values. Building on the deep expertise and broad experience of its staff and advisors, CNAS engages policymakers, experts, and the public with innovative fact-based research, ideas, and analysis to shape and elevate the national security debate. As an independent and bipartisan research institution, CNAS leads efforts to help inform and prepare the national security leaders of today and tomorrow.  CNAS is located in Washington, DC.


CNAS is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


CNAS abides by all Federal and District of Columbia employment laws.

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