Argonne National Laboratory

Summer Strategic Trade Control Internship Program
“Nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation are not utopian ideals. They are critical to global peace and security.” — Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations

The Center for Strategic Security (CSS) at Argonne National Laboratory works in cooperation with U.S. and international partners to develop capabilities, deliver technical resources, and conduct training related to strategic trade controls, international safeguards, and radiological material security. The Summer Strategic Trade Control (STC) program encourages graduate students who are beginning careers in export controls, nonproliferation, terrorism studies, or national security to explore practical analysis, engagement, and training opportunities at Argonne National Laboratory. STC participants will work actively with CSS employees to analyze, develop, and deliver export control and nonproliferation training with our partners worldwide.

Center for Strategic Security

The Center for Strategic Security (CSS) at Argonne National Laboratory works in cooperation with U.S. and international partners to develop capabilities, deliver technical resources; and conduct training related to strategic trade controls, international safeguards and radiological material security. The Summer Strategic Trade Control (SSTC) program offers graduate students interested in export controls, nonproliferation, counterproliferation studies or national security programs an opportunity to gain experience in threat analysis, international engagement and program development. STC interns will work alongside CSS employees in support of strategic trade control analysis and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) counterproliferation activities. This work will be conducted in partnership with numerous U.S. government agencies, which include Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of State and Department of Defense. SSTC interns are expected to support programs which analyze international networks involved in the illicit procurement of strategically sensitive goods, uncover diversion methods and develop tools to counter these efforts and advance worldwide security.

Application Deadline

March 1, 2018

Duration

A 10 to 12 week summer program (May-September). Exact number of weeks and start date are negotiated with the applicant.

Benefits

Access to practical, real world projects and training.

Appointees receive an hourly wage which is determined by the hiring division and the Educational Programs Office. Travel reimbursement is determined by the hiring division in accordance with laboratory policy. All travel arrangements must be made by the hiring division in order to receive any reimbursement.

Housing

Students are responsible for locating and funding their own housing.

Application Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. citizen enrolled in graduate school;
  • Current resumé and cover letter as a .pdf file emailed to graduate@anl.gov;
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation emailed to graduate@anl.gov;
  • An unofficial academic transcript for graduate level coursework;
  • 18 years or older at the time the appointment begins;
  • Satisfactory background check; and
  • Pass a screening drug test which Argonne pays for.

Please note: Use of marijuana/cannabis or its derivatives if prescribed is legal in some states in the United States and is legally used recreationally in some other countries. Having these drugs in your system is NOT legal at United States Federal Contractor sites such as Argonne National Laboratory.