The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) offers on-the-job training during the summer for undergraduate students in nonproliferation studies. Participants conduct research on issues related to the spread and control of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), including: nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, and regional security issues in the former Soviet Union, Eurasia, East Asia, South Asia, and the Middle East. In addition to working on ongoing projects at CNS, undergraduate fellows may develop their own research projects under the guidance of senior CNS faculty. Fellows will attend CNS lectures and training seminars throughout the summer. Usually, CNS starts the training program at the beginning of June for two to three months.

Check back in November for the Summer 2021 Program!

Applications are generally due in mid-February 

We’re looking forward to receiving your application!


Due to the global impact of COVID-19, the Summer 2020 Nonproliferation Internship Program has been CANCELLED.

In lieu of the usual summer program, CNS has decided to offer a half-virtual, half-in-person fellowship program for a limited number of undergraduate students. This new program consists of an in-depth online lecture series in Summer 2020, a research mentorship program throughout Fall 2020, and a tentative in-person training in January 2021.

To learn more about this year’s undergraduate fellows, click HERE. 

Previous years

Check out what our 2019 Summer Interns achieved last summer!

Past Program Highlights

Summer Interns Share Research with Major Supporters of CNS

CTBTO Executive Secretary Meets with Future Leaders

Summer Nonproliferation Training for Top Level Undergraduates

To get more insights into how our undergraduate program has evolved over the years, check out the highlights 2014, 2016, and 2018:

Summer 2018 Interns

Summer 2016 Interns

Summer 2014 Interns

This year’s Summer Internship is funded by the Tom and Sarah Pattison Fund, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the Earle Family Fund for International Education.

The Davis UWC Fellowship Program is funded by the Davis UWC Scholars Program.