A day in the life of a Safeguards intern
The Safeguards Internship Program is designed to give interns a grounding in the legal and policy foundations of safeguards, an overview of how safeguards are implemented and how they have evolved in response to challenges, and an understanding of contemporary and prospective technical issues in safeguards. The internship program identifies and develops talented individuals for future careers in nuclear nonproliferation and safeguards, offers a unique training and development program to prepare you for career options in research, national security, or public administration.
To make sure interns gain valuable hands-on experience, they will be paired with experienced mentors to gain key skills while working on ongoing nuclear safeguards related projects within the office, laboratory, and field dimensions. Interns take part in the intensive introduction to international safeguards, a week-long course consisting of lectures, tours, demonstrations, and in-class exercises focused on the following topics:
- Concepts, objectives, and history of nuclear safeguards
- Negotiation of safeguards agreements
- Safeguards information analysis
- Effectiveness and limitations of safeguards
- Future development of safeguards
- Verification technology
- Nonproliferation policy and technology.
This course will also include tours of local commercial and historical nuclear facilities, as well as in-field exercises.