The Project on Managing the Atom (MTA) at the Harvard Kennedy School seeks Student Associates for the Summer of 2018. These internships provide opportunities for undergraduate or graduate students to meet experts in nuclear policy, attend lectures and seminars, and assist MTA project faculty, staff, and fellows with their research. MTA will provide a modest hourly wage or academic credit for the internship.

The MTA project conducts and disseminates policy-relevant research on a variety of topics:

  • Reducing the risk of nuclear and radiological terrorism
  • Stopping the spread of nuclear weapons
  • Reducing the dangers of existing nuclear stockpiles
  • Lowering the barriers to the safe, secure, and peaceful use of nuclear energy

The project supports an international group of pre- and post-doctoral fellows and other experts working on these issues.

MTA Student Associates provide research assistance for faculty, fellows, and staff, and occasionally help with other tasks, such as coordinating seminars and events, or helping with website and database maintenance. This internship is a great opportunity to learn more about nuclear policy issues, while getting hands-on experience in both research and administrative work. Summer interns typically work with the MTA project for a 10 week period between mid-June and late August for up to 35 hours per week. Some flexibility is possible regarding start and end dates, and hours per week.

To download an application, please visit our website. The deadline for applications is March 2, 2018.

To apply or request further information on the internship, please contact Casey Campbell, the Program Assistant to the MTA Project, at

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