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  • Preparatory commission for the comprehensive nuclear-test-ban treaty organization.
National Security Archive:
  • Publications from George Washington University’s non-profit research institution.
  • Technical publications include international safety standards, technical guides, conference proceedings and scientific reports.
James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies:
  • Center that hopes to combat the spread of weapons of mass destruction with training, analysis, and information available to the public.
Nuclear Threat Initiative Nuclear Security Index:
  • Assesments of nuclear materials security conditions around the world.
Nuclear Security & Safeguards Education Portal (NSSEP):
  • Courses on nuclear safeguards and the security of nuclear materials.
Nuclear Threat Initiative Education Tutorials:
  • Interactive tutorials to help understand complex nuclear issues.
  • Teaching materials for educators and activities for students.
  • Nuclear weapons simulator – you can choose Ground Zero and detonate nuclear bombs.
  • Government handbook on the American nuclear program in its entirety.
  • Time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which took place between 1945 and 1998, created by Japanese artist, Isao Hashimoto.


In 2016, the Department of State’s Key Verification Assets Fund sponsored the NPWG to produce a video to raise awareness on careers in arms control transparency and verification. The NPWG strives to promote careers in nuclear issues, as they are important to foreign policy and global stability. Find out how you can get involved below!

    Upcoming Opportunities:
      • Oak Ridge National Laboratory Fall 2018 Internship Opportunity (Deadline: May 30 for Fall Term) – Oak Ridge National Laboratory participates in the Department of Energy Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI). The program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in collaboration with the DOE National Laboratories. The program encourages undergraduates to pursue STEM careers by providing research experiences at a DOE laboratory. More info on SULI. More info on ORNL.
      • PONI Mid-Career Cadre (Deadline: May 31) – The Project on Nuclear Issues is now accepting applications to join the Mid-Career Cadre. The Mid-Career Cadre is a select group of nuclear professionals that have been in the field for 5 or more years and demonstrate particular promise for developing expertise and moving into leadership positions. PONI created the cadre to continue to engage with professionals beyond the nascent stage of their careers and to provide them with educational and developmental opportunities. Activities for the cadre include international exchanges, engagements with senior experts, multilateral dialogues, and opportunities to mentor young professionals in PONI’s other programs. More information about the cadre is available on our website. Those interested in joining the Mid-Career Cadre should submit a resume, statement of interest, and letter of recommendation to Bernadette Stadler by May 31.
      • NSSC Summer School at UC Davis – Nuclear Analytical Techniques (NAT) (Deadline: June 1) – The program will consist of some lectures, but mostly hands-on activities involving nuclear analytical techniques. Students will perform Neutron Activation Analysis using the McClellan Nuclear Research Center, study proton elastic scattering at the Crocker cyclotron facility, gain experience and skills in counting with NaI and HPGe crystals, and learn about detectors and analysis techniques important across a broad range of science and industry. More info here.
      • Policy and Technical Fundamentals of International Nuclear Safeguards Workshop (July 22) – Upcoming half-day workshop opportunity on the sidelines of the INMM (International Nuclear Materials Management) Annual meeting (July 22-26) in Baltimore, MD.  The workshop is on Policy and Technical Fundamentals of International Nuclear Safeguards, see the flyer for more info.  The workshop provides access to Texas A&M’s online course modules for prior preparation and a 4-hour face time with international experts on the subject on Sunday July 22 from 8:00am to noon. More info here.
      • Schwarzman Scholars (Deadline: September 27) – Schwarzman Scholars application for the 2019-2020 academic year is now available. The mission is to build greater understanding between China and the rest of the world. The third class of 142 Schwarzman Scholars will matriculate at Tsinghua this August with 40% of the cohort coming from the United States, 20% from China, and 40% from the rest of the world. The program is open to candidates between the ages of 18 and 28 years old, regardless of nationality, who are proficient in English and have obtained an undergraduate degree or its equivalent. Mandarin skills are not required for admission. Whether in politics, business, sciences, or the arts – successful applicants are young people who have already begun to demonstrate the ability to lead and produce results in their fields and who have a commitment to building understanding among people with differing perspectives. To access the U.S./Global application and learn more about requirements please visit the Schwarzman Scholars website. The written application will be reviewed by a distinguished team of readers from around the world who will narrow the pool based on an extensive set of guidelines. More than 400 finalists will be invited to an in-person interview in Beijing, Bangkok, London, or New York, and will be notified of their acceptance by mid-November 2018. Webinars and in-person information sessions for interested applicants will be hosted in April and through the next several months leading up to the application deadline. To find out more, please sign-up for a session or contact us with any questions.

Other Opportunities: (to keep in mind for the future!)

    • PPNT Program: This summer workshop-in-residence at UC San Diego, known as the PPNT boot camp, aims to give participants the knowledge and analytic tools to contribute to the debate on future US nuclear policy. The boot camp features lectures, discussions, debates, and policy simulations. Participants attend talks by distinguished researchers, academics, policy officials, and operational specialists from leading universities, the National Laboratories, international organizations, and government agencies dealing with dealing with nuclear threats, command and control, international safeguards, nonproliferation strategies, and other nuclear issues. Click here for more information.
    • Y-12 Job Opening in Nonproliferation & International Safeguards – Y-12 National Security Complex, in Oak Ridge, TN, has recently posted a new employment opportunity in our Nonproliferation & International Safeguards group, within Global Security & Strategic Partnerships. This is a technical position addressing safeguards across the breadth of the nuclear fuel cycle with consideration of the nonproliferation policy framework. The individual will technically contribute to projects, including serving as a project lead/manager for some projects, in support of strengthening International Atomic Energy Agency verification efforts. Candidates can view the posting and apply by going to Y-12 National Security Complex’s website, selecting “Careers” at the top, “Job Search” and scroll down to the posting titled “PIO NN International Safeguards PM 470399.” Here is the direct link.
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