Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Communication Intern

Communications · Washington, District of Columbia
Department Communications
Employment Type Intern
Compensation $1,500 per month

The Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Communication intern works directly with the Communications team, gaining experience in a range of activities including media relations and monitoring, multimedia support, event planning and execution, social media outreach, website administration, database management, writing marketing materials and press releases, copyediting, and external relations writ large. Applicant experience with A/V skills to include video editing, podcast production, or event management strongly preferred.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Work directly on media relations and monitoring;
  • Support event planning and execution;
  • Support multimedia/video development;
  • Conduct social media outreach;
  • Monitor the Center's media hits, including media hits by CNAS experts;
  • Website administration using a content management system;
  • Database management (Salesforce); and
  • Support email marketing efforts using the Center's marketing software (Campaign Monitor and Event Grid).

Candidates with demonstrated interests or experience in the full range of external relations activities including event management, social media and search engine optimization, journalism, media relations, video editing, web and print design, or public relations are encouraged to apply, with emphasis on A/V production. Ideal candidates will be highly motivated, technically savvy, detail oriented and have excellent verbal and written communications skills.

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.

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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  • Location
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Compensation
    $1,500 per month