Employment & Internship Opportunities

Joining the Business Executives for National Security (BENS) team provides you with the opportunity to work with a nationwide network of elite business executive members, senior leaders in the national security enterprise, and a staff of respected experts united in our mission of applying best business practices to address the nation’s pressing security challenges.

Vice President, Policy and Projects

The Vice President manages the Projects Team to develop, implement, and execute national-security related projects, while driving forward the organization’s strategic plan. This work involves partnership with multiple federal agencies and the legislative branch in the national security arena. The Vice President should have a strong working knowledge of the national security enterprise and its various entities. The Vice President for Policy and Projects directly reports to BENS’ Senior Vice President for Policy and Projects.

The Stanley A. Weiss Research Associate Internship Program

BENS relies on our research associate interns. They contribute to all aspects of our work in applying best business practices to addressing the nation’s most critical security challenges. Research associates receive substantive research and writing assignments in BENS’ major areas of work. For a complete list of current project/policy efforts and descriptions, view Our Work.

General Timeline for Review of Research Associate Applications

> Fall: July
> Spring: November
> Summer: April

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply at any time, however.

** The application for Summer 2022 Internships is currently closed. We encourage interested applicants to apply for the Fall 2022 term. **