Intern, International Security Programme Jobs in London, United Kingdom


Are you curious about career opportunities in a policy institute? Would you like to expand your knowledge of key issues in international affairs? Are you passionate about international security and defence issues? Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is a world leading independent policy institute based in London. As a global think tank, our mission is to help build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world.An internship at Chatham House offers an invaluable learning experience through a six-month placement in one of our host teams. Working closely with a host team, you will enjoy dedicated development time and opportunities to learn and improve skills. Your assigned mentor will support and guide you throughout the internship, suggesting training opportunities and helping you define your professional and career goals.The International Security Programme (ISP) at Chatham House has a long-established reputation for high quality and policy relevant insights and analysis on a range of security and defence issues. The Programme is seen as a world leader on cyber policy, nuclear security, space policy, and disarmament issues amongst other areas.The intern will join a diverse team and gain practical experience across a range of different areas, while supporting programme's operations, events and social media engagement.The RoleIf you want to gain practical experience in a policy institute and develop skills and knowledge across a range of different areas, we would love to hear from you!In return, successful applicants will gain direct exposure to the work of a leading international affairs institute and will have the opportunity to be part of and attend many of Chatham House’s workshops and other events. You will learn valuable research, writing, data analysis and event organization skills and benefit from direct involvement in a number of research projects across a wide range of topics.We are an equal opportunity employer; we value diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of protected characteristics. We encourage applications from all backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to improve your experience or support you, please contact us on RequirementsKey ResponsibilitiesThrough your intellectual curiosity, creativity and passion for our mission, this is an exciting chance to benefit from direct involvement in projects across a wide range of topics, while supporting operations, events and social media engagement.No day will be the same, you will have an opportunity to get involved in a variety of tasks including:Support the efficient running of our diverse teams, providing project, events, administration and research support;Assist our teams in all aspects of project development and delivery, e.g. evidence reviews, writing up draft documents, taking detailed minutes at meetings, drafting and proofreading content, external engagement;Compile literature reviews, initial editing of research publications, acting as a rapporteur at meetings, and carrying out other background research as required;Assist us with collating and analysing qualitative and quantitative data to support ongoing research;Work collaboratively to help convene high-level meetings, events, roundtables and workshops on topical issues of importance;Support Chatham House expand its network and influence through targeted and creative social medial engagement;Positively impact our outreach by drafting engaging content for our audiences (newsletters, invites and social media posts).

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