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, Individual Giving

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) seeks an energetic, proactive, and proven fundraising professional to join a growing Development team and a leading national security think tank. The...

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  • Full Time

Research Associate, Strategy and Statecraft

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) seeks to hire a Research Associate to support the Center's Strategy and Statecraft Security Program. Candidates with a Master’s degree in international...

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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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  • Full Time

Events Coordinator

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) seeks an Events Coordinator to manage the Center’s significant events, which include a wide variety of high-profile activities including major day-long...

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  • Full Time

Operations Assistant

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) seeks to hire an Operations Assistant to contribute to the daily operations of the Center. The person in this position will work closely with the...

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  • Full Time

Finance Assistant

 The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) seeks to hire a Finance Assistant to contribute to the daily operations of the Center. The person in this position will work closely with the...

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  • Full Time

Research Associate, Asia-Pacific Security Program

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) seeks to hire a Research Associate to support the Center's Asia-Pacific Security Program. Candidates with a Master’s degree in Asia studies, security...

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  • Full Time

Development Officer

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) seeks an energetic, proactive, and proven fundraising professional to join a growing Development team and a leading national security think tank. The...

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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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