External Relations Internship at the Center for a New American Security

Title: External Relations Internship

Location: Washington, D.C.

Website: http://www.cnas.org/

Description: The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) develops strong, pragmatic and principled 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 nonpartisan research institution, CNAS leads efforts to help inform and prepare the national security leaders of today and tomorrow. CNAS is located in Washington, D.C., and was established in February 2007.

CNAS offers full-time internships. Interns are compensated with a modest stipend of $400 a month intended to help cover the cost of transportation and other daily expenses incurred during the internship. Competition for the two external relations spots is very tough. Interns work closely with CNAS staff and are given considerable responsibility.Participants are chosen based on merit in an open, competitive process. All qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

Contact: Liz Fontaine, CNAS Publications Manager

Responsibilities: Joseph S. Nye, Jr. External Relations Interns work directly with the External Relations team on media relations and monitoring, strategic communications, event planning and execution, website development, web 2.0 initiatives, writing marketing materials, copy editing, and external relations writ large.

Qualifications: Candidates with demonstrated interests in communications, journalism, web and print design, public relations, and most importantly the mission of CNAS are encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates will be highly motivated, technically savvy, detail oriented; and have excellent verbal and written communications skills.

To apply: Apply online. University of Memphis Department of Journalism students: Please contact the placement office if you plan to apply.

Interns: It is strongly advised that you enroll in the journalism’s department’s internship class. Read more here.

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