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Center for a New American Security

Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Executive Intern

Executive Office – Washington, District of Columbia
Department Executive Office
Employment Type Intern

CNAS seeks to hire an intern to support the Center’s leadership in their research and management responsibilities.

About the Position

CNAS is looking for a qualified candidate to handle administrative and research duties to assist the leadership of the organization.  The intern will work closely with the Chief of Staff in scheduling and preparing for meetings, drafting letters and emails, answering phones, arranging travel, and other administrative duties, as well as ongoing research projects undertaken by the front office. The Executive Intern will also assist with The Shawn Brimley Next Generation National Security Leaders Fellowship, including planning and staffing program events, helping to manage the recruitment and selection process, and other relevant tasks.

This position will expose you to the national security field and non-profit management. All CNAS employees are expected to contribute to the entrepreneurial, collaborative culture of the organization. This position will report to the Chief of Staff.


  • Specific job duties include:
  • Scheduling meetings and appointments
  • Assist in preparing the Executive Team for meetings, briefings, and interviews through research and writing
  • Contribute to ongoing research projects undertaken by the Executive Team
  • Assist with travel arrangements
  • Manage events hosted by the front office
  • Contribute to various front office activities as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Exceptional organizational and multi-tasking abilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail, intelligence, energy, and collegiality
  • Ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team
  • Positive attitude
  • Flexible schedule
  • Legal right to work in the United States


About CNAS

The Center for a New American Security develops bold, innovative, and bipartisan national security and defense policies which 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 abides by all Federal and District of Columbia employment laws. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin.

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  • Location
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Department
    Executive Office
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