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Jobs for International Relations.


3-month fellowship for historians studying the IAEA

Fellowship for studying the IAEA

“The IAEA History Research Project in Vienna, a partner of the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project, is pleased to announce a 3-month research fellowship to a scholar studying the history of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The IAEA was established in 1957 and is the oldest and largest international organization in Austria. It is the key verification institution in the global nonproliferation regime.

The fellowship, made possible by a generous grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, will provide a unique opportunity to explore various archival resources in and around Vienna, including the IAEA Archives, and also to interact with personalities and experts associated with the IAEA in Vienna.


One research fellowship of three months is available. The fellowship is open to doctoral candidates working on the history of the IAEA. However, applications from candidates who have recently completed their PhD dissertation will also be considered. The duration of the fellowship will be three months, starting no later than August 2015

Fellowship Details

The value of the fellowship will be 6,000 €. The successful applicant will be considered an independent researcher and therefore will not be eligible for employment benefits, including health insurance. The successful applicant will be responsible for obtaining an appropriate Austrian visa.

Fellows are expected to share the documentary, archival, and other relevant resources they collect during the course of their fellowship with the IAEA History Research Project. Moreover, in return for the fellowship, the research fellow is asked to provide the IAEA History Research Project with a paper which presents the research findings and may be published as a journal article.

How to Apply

The deadline for applications is 20 February 2015. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, a CV, one letter of recommendation, and a research proposal (maximum 1,000 words) outlining the work they propose to conduct, and the envisaged outcomes.

Please direct all application materials and inquiries to Dr. Elisabeth Röhrlich ”


Its Dangerous To Go Alone- Take This:

Michael McCloud puts together a quick and straightforward discussion of navigating the maze that is USAJOBS.

Tackling USAJOBS

” Evans charges that navigating the seeming labyrinth of the USAJobs website is something akin to having to scale the slopes of Mount Everest. Actually, it’s not as hard as some may claim.”

I’m No Andy Marshall, But I’ve Tackled USAJobs



Working at the United Nations: Insider Application Tips

Interested in working with the UN or other international organizations (IOs), but wondering how to strengthen your application?  Competition is stiff with applicants from across the globe competing for some very attractive positions.  So what can you do to get your application into the hands of a hiring manager and ace that interview?  Just last month we had the opportunity to meet with HR officials from several UN agencies who shared their insight into the hiring process along with the following application tips.  – See more at:


MIT job

Program manager job at the Center for International Studies at MIT. , ref. 11539


passed along from James Acton. Check it out.


Teaching and Research Fellow in the Centre for Science and Security Studies (CSSS)

“Reference: THW/14/059639/191
Salary Details: £32,277 – £38,511 per annum
Allowances: £2,323 LA per annum
Contract Type: Temporary/Fixed term
Contract Term: Full time

The Centre for Science and Security Studies seeks to recruit a Teaching and Research Fellow to coordinate PGT level modules and carry out research on non-proliferation, strategic stability and disarmament and CBRN security issues.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide teaching and academic support at PGT level in the area of non-proliferation, CBRN security issues, strategic stability and disarmament. He/she will be required to contribute to the development of the centre through new research opportunities, supporting the development of research projects and grant proposals as well as carrying his or her share of administrative duties within the Centre.

This is a fixed-term contract for 12 months.

The appointment will be made, dependent on relevant qualifications, within the Grade 6 scale, currently £32,277 to £38,511, per annum plus £2,323 per annum London Allowance.

For an informal discussion of the post please Jessica Marcos via email

The closing date for applications is 17 September 2014

A heads up from M. Harries



Looking for an online option to brush up on your radiochemistry? DOE has you covered! check it out:

Actinide Chemistry Series, Environmental Radiochemistry/Bioassay Series, and Nuclear Fuel Cycle Series 


NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program

Last week we had a visit from a couple of folks with the Graduate Fellowship Program at NNSA. They were great and informative about a neat program for scholars in our field. Info here

There are going to be 35-40 positions this time. Applications are due by October 20.

“Explore a Career in Global Nuclear Security

NGFP prepares and builds the next generation of leaders in nuclear security. Working directly in NNSA program and site offices across the country, Fellows work on a variety of missions, including:

Nonproliferation. Through the Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, Fellows work closely with a wide range of international partners, key U.S. federal agencies, the U.S. national laboratories, and the private sector to detect, secure, and dispose of dangerous nuclear and radiological material, and related weapons of mass destruction technology and expertise.

Maintaining the Stockpile. Fellows work to ensure the Nation sustains a safe, secure, and effective nuclear deterrent through the application of science, technology, engineering, and manufacturing. The central mission includes maintaining the active stockpile, Life Extension Programs (LEPs) and Weapons Dismantlement, and is referred to as the Stockpile Stewardship and Management Program.

Counterterrorism and Counterproliferation. NNSA provides Fellows with the expertise, practical tools, and technically informed policy experience required to advance U.S. nuclear counterterrorism and counterproliferation objectives. Fellows have the opportunity to build partnerships with U.S. government agencies and key foreign governments on these issues.

Oversight and Change. Fellows contribute to the secure production and laboratory infrastructure which meet immediate and long term needs. This work includes the people, systems, and processes that are needed to succeed in the acquisition of both mission capabilities as well as products and services.

Administered by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory(Offsite link) in Richland, Washington, this 12-month, full-time, salaried fellowship program provides participants with specialized training and practical experience on projects and initiatives that contribute to a safer world.  The program gives highly motivated, graduate-level students a full year of:

  • Hands-on experience to prepare for a career in nuclear security and nonproliferation.
  • Opportunities to use their background and skills to make significant contributions to the nation.
  • Additional career development and professional networking opportunities and opportunities for specialized training.
  • Extensive interaction and collaboration with security professionals nationally and internationally, including those from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), as well as other government agencies, national laboratories, and non-governmental organizations.”

$8000 to solve the toughest problems in nonproliferation:


“To spur new thinking about how to resolve the continuing global threats posed by nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies and its journal, the Nonproliferation Review, sponsor an annual writing competition to identify and publish the most outstanding new analyses in the nonproliferation field. We’re interested in new insights (including from analysis of historical documents), new perspectives, and new approaches for addressing today’s most pressing proliferation challenges, including those involving state and non-state actors”


The Borgen Project

Political Affairs Internship
This is a part-time 14-hours per week telecommuting internship. The internship is 4-months and responsible for leading public and political outreach in the state and district assigned to. Must be available Monday’s 4:30-6:00 PM PST for The Borgen Project’s national conference call.
– Meet with members of Congress and/or Congressional staffers in your State and District.
– Represent The Borgen Project at various business, political and community events.

– Assist with fundraising. Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.

– Mobilize individuals to contact their members of Congress in support of key poverty-reduction legislation.

– As needed, speak to groups, classes and organizations.

– Write letters of support for key programs to political leaders, media and other groups.
– Outstanding writing skills.

– Self-starter who can produce great results with limited supervision.

– Strong oral communication skills and ability to lead meetings and give speeches.

To Apply: To be considered for the Political Affairs Internship, please email your resume to
Regional Director
Location: Nationwide (Telecommute Volunteer Role)
Salary: Unpaid
Duration: 6 months
Hours: 4-6 hours per week
Regional Directors operate independently from home and maintain contact with The Borgen Project’s Seattle office. Regional Directors sign a 6-month contract. The position is volunteer and is roughly 4-6 hours per week. Regional Directors attend a conference call every Monday evening. Regional Directors come from many diverse backgrounds, some of which include a news anchor, veteran, banker, teacher, relief worker, political staffer, sales manager, programmer, and college students.
Key Responsibilities:
Attend one (30-60 minute) conference call every week with the President of The Borgen Project and Regional Directors from across the United States (5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT).
– Meet with local congressional leaders and lobby for legislation that improves living conditions for those living on less than $1 per day.

– Mobilize people in your community to contact their congressional leaders to support poverty reduction legislation.

– Manage and implement fundraising campaigns.

– Build a network of people engaged in the cause.

– Serve as The Borgen Project’s ambassador in your city.
Basic understanding of U.S. Politics and international development.
– Highly organized with the ability to prioritize multiple functions and tasks while managing their work time efficiently.

– Strong team player that loves to bring new ideas to the table.

– Ability to demonstrate frequent independent judgment with decisiveness.

– Excellent overall communication skills: oral, written, presentation
How to Apply: To apply, send your resume to