Summer Strategic Trade Control Internship Program
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, counter-proliferation 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) counter-proliferation 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.
March 1, 2018
A 10 to12 week summer program (May-September). Exact number of weeks and start date are negotiated with the applicant.
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.
Students are responsible for locating and funding their own housing.
- Must be a U.S. citizen enrolled in graduate school;
- Current resumé and cover letter as a .pdf file emailed to email@example.com;
- Two (2) letters of recommendation emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org;
- 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.