Program Associate

Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) is currently seeking a program associate to begin in September. The selected candidate will assist PSA’s management team with implementing two programs: (1) international working group study on improving capacity of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) missions on nuclear security and technical cooperation; (2) congressional staff roundtable series on timely international conflict resolution and prevention issues. The position offers opportunities to work, meet, and mingle with prominent participants in U.S. foreign and national security policy.

PSA is a nonprofit founded by former U.S. Representative Lee Hamilton and the late U.S. Senator Warren Rudman to advance bipartisanship on today’s national security and foreign policy challenges. Leveraging the leadership of its distinguished Advisory Board, PSA has unique credibility and access to forge common ground and fashion thoughtful, fact-based policy that promotes America’s national interests. PSA works on a broad range of key policy issues such as nuclear nonproliferation, Middle East policy, energy security, international organizations, and more. The organization is heavily engaged with the Capitol Hill, executive branch, and think tank communities.

Associate Responsibilities

  • Plan /develop and execute/conduct programming within assigned program areas. Associate will work with organizational partners as needed to develop and execute program area events;
  • Assist with program area grant reporting, proposals, tracking, and compliance;
  • Handle logistics for program areas, including coordinating international travel, liaising with speakers and program participants, planning and executing events, tracking budgets;
  • Draft and send organizational communications documents, including monthly newsletters, invitations to speakers, event announcements, etc.;
  • Assist with administering PSA’s webpage, Facebook and Twitter;
  • Help to build organizational outreach, including building and maintaining contacts, representing PSA at professional events, and networking. Research potential future funders or partner organizations;
  • Research various subjects and produce talking points, briefings or memos as needed;
  • Assist with general office tasks and management

Required Qualifications

  • Degree in international relations, public policy, government, or related field;
  • Academic or professional experience in nuclear technology and security policy;
  • 1 to 2 years of previous program experience organizing events, coordinating program communications, handling necessary logistics, and researching timely issues;
  • Strong knowledge of current foreign policy and national security issues;
  • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated written, oral and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Flexibility and willingness to work simultaneously on a wide range of tasks and projects, and ability to prioritize;
  • Self-starter with ability to work both collaboratively, as part of a team, and independently;
  • Strong commitment to PSA’s principles and to bipartisanship

Desired Qualifications

  • Previous experience working on nuclear issues, intergovernmental organizations, international conflict resolution and prevention;
  • Capitol Hill work experience;
  • Willingness to travel internationally, as needed
Applications are due by Tuesday, August 12th. Qualified candidates should email a resume, cover letter, 1 page writing sample and list of 3 references, to

Opening for Scoville Fellow (Ongoing)

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship pays a stipend for college graduates to work with the Partnership for a Secure America on peace and security issues for six to nine months.  Details on eligibility and procedures for applying for the Fellowship are available at

PSA is an equal opportunity employer.