The Foundation offers engaging and challenging internships that expose participants to the field of peace and security, non-profit management, and careers with conscience. Candidates from anywhere in the world are encouraged to apply, provided that they are students currently enrolled in an accredited institution. Recent graduates are also eligible.
The intern's specific responsibilities will be determined based on his/her field of interest/study and individual skills.
Click here for a list of potential projects for interns.
The successful applicant will be an undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled in an accredited US college or university.
We prefer students majoring in fields such as Global Studies, International Relations, Political Science or Management,
although students from all majors will be considered.
The ideal candidate will have:
Commitment to NAPF's vision, mission and guiding principles;
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and Internet;
Strong writing skills;
Demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to multi-task;
Some knowledge of nuclear weapons and peace issues.
Desirable attributes include:
Public speaking experience;
The time commitment for this position will vary depending on the intern's class schedule. In your letter of intent, please indicate your anticipated weekly time commitment to this position.
We are unable to provide financial compensation for this position, but academic credit may be available.
Applications for this position are accepted on a rolling basis. Applications must include the following:
A letter of intent outlining your work experience, educational background, field of study, what you plan to pursue upon graduation and the date you can begin the internship;
A copy of your resume.
Send all application materials by post to Rick Wayman, Director of Programs:
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
PMB 121, 1187 Coast Village Rd, Suite 1
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Where are your internships offered?
Internships are currently available only in Santa Barbara, California.
2. Exactly when does the position start and end?
Start and end dates can vary. The important point to remember is that the paid
internships require a 10 week commitment. Most
summer interns start in mid-June and work through
mid-August. Start and end dates for internships
during the school year usually coincide with the
beginning and end of a quarter or semester. Volunteers
can start at any time and stay as long as feasible.
3. Is housing and transportation provided?
No, we do not provide housing, but we will do our best to help you find safe,
comfortable, and affordable housing. Santa Barbara
City College offers a website with a list of
apartments available for rent: www.sbcc.edu/housing/
Santa Barbara is a small city with a good public transportation
system. Depending on where you live, a bike may suffice.
4. What does an intern do specifically?
Intern projects are customized depending on the individual's interests and the Foundation's needs in
four general programs areas: research, outreach, web development, and communications. All projects involve
hands-on opportunities for the development of practical leadership skills, such as public speaking, discussion
facilitation, writing, and event planning. Click here for a list of potential projects for interns.
5. Can I take classes and do the internship?
Yes. Office hours are Monday through Friday 9a.m. to 5 p.m.
6. Do I have to wait to receive an application by snail mail?
No, you can download an application right now from this website. Click here.
7. I am an international student, can I apply?
Yes, we have had international students as interns in the past and welcome the
opportunity again. Eligibility criteria require
that all applicants be enrolled in an accredited college or university within the United States.
8. Does the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation offer internships in locations around the world?
No, the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation does not offer internships
in locations outside of Santa Barbara at this time. Opportunities in other locations are available through other organizations. For a comprehensive
listing of internships in nonproliferation and disarmament issues, click through the
following link to the Nuclear Threat Initiative:
9. Can I apply for more than one internship?
Yes. Please specify whether you are applying for a paid internship, an unpaid internship, or either.
10. Can I submit my applicaion online, by fax or email?
Please follow the submission instructions for the particular internship you are applying for.
Please direct all questions concerning internships to Rick Wayman,
Director of Programs.