Careers at CNAS
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 email@example.com.
The Center for a New American Security develops bold, innovative, and bipartisan national security and defense policies that promote and protect American interests and values. Building on the deep expertise and broad experience of its staff and advisors, CNAS engages policymakers, experts, and the public with innovative fact-based research, ideas, and analysis to shape and elevate the national security debate. As an independent and bipartisan research institution, CNAS leads efforts to help inform and prepare the national security leaders of today and tomorrow. CNAS is located in Washington, DC.
CNAS is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
Associate Director, Corporate Relations
The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) seeks to hire an energetic and innovative Associate Director, Corporate Relations (fundraising) to join a dynamic Development tea...
CNAS is seeking an Associate Editor to help execute the Center’s publications process. CNAS is a leading foreign policy and national security think tank that produces approxim...
Associate Fellow, Transatlantic Security Program
The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) seeks to hire an Associate Fellow to support its Transatlantic Security Program. Candidates with an interest in Europe, European ...
Director of Communications
The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) seeks a Director of Communications to develop, integrate, and implement a broad range of public relations activities to advance t...
CNAS Is Accepting 2023 Internship Applications
The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is accepting applications for its Joseph S. Nye Jr. Internship program. Candidates may apply for research, communications, or dev...