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, Middle East Security

The Program conducts cutting-edge research on the most pressing issues in this turbulent region, including responses to the challenges posed by Iranian nuclearization, the Arab Spring, Syria and...

Read More
  • 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...

Read More