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Fellow / Senior Fellow for Climate Security

ASP is seeking a knowledgeable and motivated individual to serve as a fellow or its senior fellow on staff, focusing primarily on climate security. This field of study also includes the relationship to infrastructure, military readiness, resilience, and energy security. The individual in this position will be tasked with the day-to-day and strategic needs of ASP’s climate security program, and the supervision of ASP staff and interns working on climate security or related fields, such as IUU fishing. The Fellow or Senior Fellow for Climate Security will craft a research and policy agenda in line with ASP’s interests and shape programming to fulfill ASP’s grant obligations. Applicants should have a strong background in the security aspects of climate change and have a solid understanding of the impacts of climate on military facilities and readiness.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supervision and management of ASP’s climate security program and IUU fishing program, including work on energy security
  • Working with ASP staff to organize and prepare events relating to climate security, both in DC and throughout the country
  • Participation in and moderation of event panels
  • Regular short form article writing
  • Working with the Director of Strategic Communications and Development to increase ASP’s funding stream
  • Briefing policy makers and key individuals on matters relating to climate security

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s or PhD preferred.
  • U.S. citizenship or U.S. work authorization.
  • Extensive academic or practical policy experience researching climate change and/or its effects on security.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Fundraising or grant writing experience is desirable.

Applicants for the position should send a 1.) cover letter, 2.) resume, 3.) references, and a 4.) short writing sample (2 pg. max) to Matthew Wallin at careers@americansecurityproject.org.

This is a full-time position, based in Washington, DC. The successful applicant will be eligible to participate in ASP’s health insurance plan, ASP’s 403b retirement plan, and a monthly non-taxable transportation stipend. Salary range for fellow starting at $52,000; senior fellow starting at $62,000.


Climate Security Regional Representative – Military Veteran

ASP is looking for military veterans to join ASP as fellows to support our climate security outreach in Florida. The fellows must live in one of four regions: Northwest FL, Northeast FL, Tampa Bay, or South Florida.

This fellowship is part of our ongoing National Climate Security Tour where ASP travels outside the Beltway to talk to regional constituencies about the need for military resilience against the threats posed by climate change.

The fellows will support this work by conducting regular outreach, providing educational briefings where relevant, and assisting with research when available.

The fellow may also have an opportunity to highlight the local intersection between national security and climate change through a short report and media engagement.

This is a part-time role with a commitment of 5 – 10 hours a week. A stipend is available for this position, with opportunities for paid research, that will provide exposure to climate resilience work and DC employment opportunities. Travel and any costs incurred will be paid for by ASP.

Qualifications:

  • Have served in the US military and been honorably discharged.
  • Live in one of the following regions: Northwest FL, Northeast FL, Tampa Bay, or South Florida.
  • Be comfortable speaking in public.
  • Be familiar with or interested in issues related to climate change and national security that affect your area.
  • Interest in climate security policy

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to careers@americansecurityproject.org


Winter/Spring Internship (Jan-May 2022)

ASP is looking for current or recently graduated students interested in hands-on public policy experience for full- and part-time internships. Interns will support ASP researchers and staff in multiple areas including communications, development, programming and research and will be responsible writing blog posts, event reviews, and contributing to reports. This internship offers a rare opportunity in DC to publish under one’s own name.

ASP’s internship program offers interns the opportunity to work on issues across sectors and encourages participants to attend events in and around Washington, D.C that relate to their field of study or interest. At the conclusion of the internship, outstanding interns may be eligible to remain connected to the organization as Adjunct Junior Fellows, when appropriate.

These internships are intended for in-person work beginning after January 3, with some telework flexibility.

Our current needs are in the following areas:

  1. Climate Security
  2. Asymmetric Operations
  3. Public Diplomacy
  4. Energy Security
  5. National Security Strategy

Please clearly indicate the research field(s) in which you are interested in working.

Applicants for the should send a 1.) cover letter, 2.) resume, 3.) references, and a 4.) short writing sample (2 pg. max) by December 10 to Matthew Wallin at careers@americansecurityproject.org.

If you do not include all the required materials, your application will be disqualified.

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