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

Available Opportunities

  • Full Time

Research Associate, Technology and National Security Program

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) seeks to hire a Research Associate to support the Technology and National Security Program. Candidates with a Master’s degree and at least one year of...

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  • Full Time

Director of Finance and Accounting

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) seeks a proven professional to direct financial matters at a leading national security think tank. The Finance and Accounting Director will have...

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  • Internship

CNAS Is Accepting 2015 Internship Applications

We are currently accepting applications for  our Fall 2015 intern class.  Please see below for details about the internships and how to apply. The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) develops...

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