Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is a world-renowned independent policy institute. Based in London, 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 12-week placement in one of our teams. Working closely with a host team, you will enjoy dedicated development time and opportunities to 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.
About the Academy
The Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs was formally launched by the patron of Chatham House, Her Majesty The Queen, on 18 November 2014. It offers potential leaders from around the world the opportunity to get involved and contribute to the work which Chatham House does.
Academy fellowships provide emerging leaders from around the world with the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge, publish, speak at events, expand their personal networks, and further develop an understanding of critical issues in international affairs, which will enable them to contribute to positive change in their home countries and broader region. Fellows join a diverse cohort of professionals from a variety of sectors including academia, NGOs, business, government or the media who are looking for the next step or transition in their career.
Additionally, our UK based Next Generation work is one of our most important work streams. Following a successful series of workshops, we continue to develop and extend our engagement with younger generations of professionals and students across the entirety of the United Kingdom with our appointed QEII Academy Ambassadors.
Are you a motivated, well-organized and reliable self-starter with a keen eye for detail? Do 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 if you think this could be you!
In return, successful applicants will gain direct exposure across a variety of areas of work of a leading international affairs institute, including Academy’s leadership and fellowship programme, Next Generation and alumni engagement projects, and will have the opportunity to attend many of Chatham House’s workshops and other events.
We are an equal-opportunity employer who values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us on HR@chathamhouse.org
As an intern you will enjoy access to a wide range of benefits including:
- A London Living Wage;
- A unique learning and development programme tailored to your personal goals;
- Networking with commentators, researchers and international policy-makers;
- Access to our eLibrary including over 2,000 journals;
- Access to our events, online and at Chatham House;
- Complimentary membership (subject to a performance evaluation).
Through 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.
- Support the efficient running of our bustling 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).
- Demonstrate strong interest in international affairs, knowledge exchange, and leadership;
- Demonstrate passion and interest for Chatham House and what we do;
- Be an idea generator, never shy with sharing your thoughts;
- Strong writing and communication skills;
- Strong time management skills;
- Shows a willingness to proactively take on new challenges and responsibilities;
- Takes ownership of assigned tasks and ensures timely delivery of outputs;
- Adapts to changing circumstances and work demands;
- Actively seeks opportunities to improve knowledge skills and learning attributes through personal development;
- Detail orientated;
- A social person with the ability to build rapport with colleagues.
How To Apply
To apply for an internship, you must be:
- Residing in the UK;
- In possession of an existing and unrestricted right to work in the UK, by the start of the internship programme;
- Aged 18 and over;
- Able to commit to a 12-week internship.
Hours: Part-time (17.5 hours per week)
Working Arrangement: Chatham House is proud to be trialing the hybrid internship model delivered partly remotely, partly in person to enable participation from wider geographies. The Academy internship is being offered as a hybrid model on flexible basis.
Duration: Three months
Internship Start Date: 13th September 2021
Internship End Date: 10th December 2021
Interviews (via zoom): between 28th June to 9 July 2021
To apply, complete an application form on the Chatham House website: https://www.chathamhouse.org/about-us/careers/internships
- Address 10 St James's Square, London SW1Y 4LE
- Salary Offer London Living Wage
- Contact Email HR@chathamhouse.org