Nonproliferation & Terrorism Studies

Our students gain valuable professional experience and field-specific knowledge through local and international internships.

 Professional Development Programs

NPTS Internship
Our International Organizations in Nonproliferation program connects students with semester-long internship positions in intergovernmental organizations in the nonproliferation field. The International Professional Service Semester is a professional immersion program where students serve in a broader range of internationally-focused organizations while completing academic coursework.
Center for Nonproliferation Studies
Many students hold research assistantships at our two research centers: the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) and the Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program (MonTREP).

NPTS Summer 2014 Experiences

  • 95% of reporting NPTS students pursued relevant professional development opportunities, including internships, consultancies, and academic programs, during the Summer of 2014.
  • Opportunity Source: MIIS Facilitated: 68% / Independent Search: 32%
  • Compensation: Among students who completed jobs or internships, 64% of students were paid, 24% were unpaid, and 5% were unknown. Stipends ranged from between $1,000 and $2,000 per month. Hourly wages averaged $19.67 per hour. Federal interns reported salaries averaging $3,210.25 per month.

Here are just a few examples: 

NPTS Summer 2014 Interim Report NPTS Summer 2014 Interim Report


Students in the Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies program are regularly awarded some of the most prestigious internships and fellowships in their fields: