Part of the CITS mission is to prepare future leaders in the fields of international security and nonproliferation. To that end, we have student programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and offer opportunities for our students to participate in or present at the workshops we run for government officials. We also set up student exchange fellowships with our international partners.
The Richard B. Russell Security Leadership Program (SLP) is a year-long fellowship focused on nonproliferation and national security. The first semester is spent in an intensive research-oriented course taught by CITS staff and guest lecturers from the policymaking and national security communities. In the second semester, students work on projects ranging from country assessments to international workshops and seminars for strategic trade control practitioners.
SLP participants have gone on to positions in the US government, the UN, the International Atomic Energy Agency, large high-technology manufacturers, trade-oriented consulting firms, & academic institutions.