The Atomic Heritage Foundation (AHF), a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the Manhattan Project and Atomic Age and its legacy, is seeking a paid intern for summer 2010 to work on a variety of exciting projects.
The Foundation is compiling a reader on nuclear disarmament that will include historical perspectives as well as current views on how to achieve a “world free of nuclear weapons.” Aimed at students and the general public, the book will help readers understand the importance of addressing the threat of nuclear weapons as well as the history of public involvement and how it shaped the course of the Cold War.
Other projects include arranging the production of the play “Reykjavik” by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes in Washington, DC. “Reykjavik” brings to life the historic 1986 summit in which President Ronald Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev nearly agreed to abolish nuclear weapons forever. AHF is also working to design a museum exhibition and a new website on the history and legacy of nuclear weapons.
Ideal candidates have a strong interest in public policy and history, excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills, willingness to accept significant responsibility and high levels of energy, creativity and imagination. Experience with website editing and Adobe Creative Suites is a plus.
The position pays $400/week. AHF is conveniently located on Farragut Square, a half-block from the Farragut North and Farragut West metro stations.
For more information and to apply, see the original posting at http://www.atomicheritage.org/