Careers at CNAS

Working at the Center

Joining the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) team provides you with the opportunity to work with some of Washington’s most respected experts in the national security community. With varying backgrounds, viewpoints and talents, CNAS employees come together to achieve a common goal: providing pragmatic solutions to some of today’s most challenging national security questions and shaping our nation's national security leaders of today and tomorrow.

At CNAS, we're working to recreate bipartisan leadership on national security issues. CNAS offers internships and opportunities from recent graduates interested in focusing on one of our core programs to skilled, experienced professionals in research, development, operations and external relations.

Please see below for our current openings. If you do not see a position that fits your skill set, interest and expertise, feel free to send your resume, cover letter and two writing samples to info@cnas.org.

Available Opportunities

  • Full Time

Director of External Relations

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) seeks a Director of External Relations to raise the profile and enhance the impact of the Center, its scholars and their work.  The Director, reporting...

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  • Full Time

Research Associate, Technology and National Security

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) seeks to hire a Research Associate to support the Center’s Technology and National Security Program. The Program undertakes leading-edge research...

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  • Full Time

Program Coordinator, Asia-Pacific Security

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) seeks to hire a Program Coordinator to support the Center’s Asia-Pacific Security Program to manage numerous programmatic, administrative and logistical...

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  • Full Time

Executive and Business Development Assistant

CNAS seeks to hire an assistant to support both the Center’s leadership (Chief Executive Officer and President) and its Director of Business Development.  About the Position CNAS is looking for a...

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  • Internship

Internship, Energy, Environment and Security Program

The Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Energy, Environment and Security Intern will support the Energy, Environment and Security team in analyzing the implications of a changing global energy landscape, and the...

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  • Internship

Internship, Strategy and Statecraft Program

The Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Strategy and Statecraft Intern will support the Strategy and Statecraft team in generating innovative policy ideas to guide American strategy and foreign policy in an era of...

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  • Internship

CNAS Is Accepting 2014 Internship Applications

 We are currently accepting applications for our Fall 2014 class. The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) develops strong, pragmatic and principled national security and defense policies that...

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