As part of the Academy’s Global Security and International Affairs (GSIA) program area, The Raymond Frankel Nuclear Security Policy Fellowship provides an opportunity for an early-career professional with training in security studies or nuclear policy to learn about a career in public policy and administration.
Reporting to the Director of Global Security and International Affairs, the Fellow will assume primary responsibility for one or more workstreams within the Academy’s nuclear and global security portfolio. They will work in close coordination with Academy staff and the Project Chair(s) to steward and advance the work of this program area. Some of the duties may include: organizing a series of Track-2 dialogues between nuclear experts and former officials from the United States, China, and Russia to identify critical goals in arms control; working with the Academy’s strategic implementation team to arrange educational briefings for Members of Congress and their staff to deepen knowledge on key issues and challenges facing the United States in arms control and international security; coordinating the publication series focused on critical debates within nuclear arms control; and assisting with other areas of the GSIA portfolio including project development, administration, outreach, and reporting.
The Academy is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion and looks to all its staff members to foster and promote these values.
The position is a remote role with a presence near Academy Headquarters in Cambridge, MA or Washington, D.C. preferred. Occasional travel (typically less than 10%) and some nights and weekends are required to support project activities.
The Fellowship program has three objectives:
- To support, guide, and help launch the career of an early-stage professional who wants to develop expertise on issues of global security and international affairs policy;
- To increase the number of international relations-policy professionals who are engaged in substantive discussion of global security and international affairs research questions, with a broad understanding of their social implications; and
- To expand the scale of Academy projects and studies focused on challenges facing the international community.
The Fellow’s Portfolio will include:
- Promoting Dialogue on Arms Control and Disarmament
- Meeting the Challenges of the New Nuclear Age, Phase Two: Deterrence and New Nuclear States;
- Other projects and activities as needed to support the program area, including the development of potential new projects in collaboration with the Program Director for GSIA.