Job Posting: SWF Washington DC Office Seeking Intern

Friday, June 29, 2018

The Secure World Foundation (SWF) is a private operating foundation that promotes cooperative solutions for space sustainability and the peaceful uses of outer space. The Foundation acts as a research body, convener, and facilitator to promote key space security and other space-related topics and to examine their influence on governance and international development.

SWF is looking for a motivated candidate to support a research project on citizen science and Earth observations. The fellow will perform the below duties as a key member of the research team including external partners. This position reports to Krystal Wilson, Director of Space Applications Programs.


  • Coordinate research inputs for a report on citizen science and Earth observation including 10-15 case studies;
  • Compile data and other research inputs;
  • Conduct background research;
  • Edit case study submissions for grammatical errors and style consistency;
  • Assist in drafting report front material;
  • Assist in proofreading of the report
  • Coordinate ¬†layout and design of report with designer, SWF and external partners; and,
  • Manage and respond to project-related email.


  • Currently enrolled in graduate degree program or possess commensurate experience;
  • Knowledge of or interest in citizen science or open science methodologies or related discipline;
  • Knowledge of or interest in Earth observation applications or related discipline;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, a flexible attitude, and experience working as a member of a diverse, geographically distributed team;
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills and ability to perform professionally in English;
  • Authorized to work in the United States; and,
  • Good computer skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office products (preferably including Publisher or other desktop publishing software), and experience with electronic collaboration tools.

You will be paid at an hourly rate of $16/hour, subject to lawful withholdings and deductions, working for a maximum of 24 hours per week. The total duration of this internship will be three months.

Qualified candidates, please send a cover letter and your resume outlining your work experience, education, and other skills to Title the subject line of your email: HES Intern. No phone calls, please. Deadline for applications is July 20, but earlier submission is encouraged. Start date is negotiable but ideally would be in late August or early September 2018.

Last updated on June 29, 2018