The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation is offering paid summer internship positions in 2014 at the Santa Barbara office. Interns must have a demonstrated interest in gaining hands-on experience working with a non-profit educational and advocacy organization. Applications for these positions must be received by March 1, 2014.
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.
Students from all majors will be considered for the internship positions.
Recent graduates are also eligible.
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;
During the summer term, interns are expected to work full-time (40 hours per week) for a minimum of 10 weeks.
The internship period can be longer based on the successful applicant's preference and the Foundation's needs.
The stipend for full-time summer interns is $3,200 for a 10-week internship. Academic credit may also be available.
We are unable to provide housing for out-of-town interns, but can provide lists of affordable housing in the area.
Applications are due by March 1, 2014, and must include the following:
Two letters of recommendation, at least one from a teacher or professor;
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 or Curriculum Vitae;
One writing sample;
A copy of your transcript (unofficial transcript is fine).
Send all application materials by email or 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
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: www.cur.org/UGSF.html.
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 2000.
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.
If applying for a paid position, the student must possess an Optional Practical Training visa or similar permission to hold a paid position in 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 both.
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.