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Applications for paid summer internships are due by March 1.
The Foundation's internship programs
bring together top level students to work on current global
issues in the areas of peace, security and international law.
Interns work at our headquarters in downtown Santa Barbara,
The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
offers a number of paid internships during the summer months. These positions are for
qualified university students at either the graduate or undergraduate
level seeking experience in the peace and disarmament field. Candidates
from anywhere in the world are encouraged to apply, provided
that they are students currently enrolled in an accredited
college or university in the United States. Applicants
must demonstrate superior academic achievement and an interest
in gaining hands-on experience working with a non-profit educational
and advocacy organization. Click here for
a full description.
Unpaid Internships for Academic Credit
Applications for unpaid internships are accepted on a rolling basis. 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. Click here for a full description.
La Vera Garcia Internship (Paid)
The La-Vera Garcia Peace Internship/Scholarship
is open to Latino students currently enrolled at a college or university. Interns will work in our Santa Barbara, CA office. Applicants must demonstrate successful academic achievement (minimum
overall GPA of 3.0). Click here for a full description.
Internships are currently available 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 4 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. I need to make more money than the stipend. Do you have
any ideas on how can I supplement the internship stipend?
Yes, some colleges and universities encourage independent student
research projects and provide grants for these projects. For example, UCSB has Undergraduate
Research and Creative Activities: www.ltsc.ucsb.edu/urca/
or Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships:
The process of winning one of the grants can be extremely competitive, so be sure to get started
early. Ask an advisor or faculty member at your school about such opportunities.
6. Where can I find information about the Lena Chang Scholarship?
We discontinued the Lena Chang Scholarship in September
7. Can I take summer classes and do the internship?
Yes, the internship is Monday through Friday 9a.m. to 5 p.m. Night
classes are available through Santa Barbara City College and UCSB.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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:
11. Can I apply for more than one internship?
Yes. Please specify whether you are applying for a paid internship, an unpaid internship, or either.
12. 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.