The International Institute for Strategic Studies is seeking an energetic intern to contribute to the work of the Non-Proliferation & Nuclear Policy (NPNP) Programme. The NPNP is responsible, inter alia, for research and workshop activities on nuclear proliferation issues, nuclear security, and arms control and disarmament matters.

The scope of the work will likely include:

  • Preparations for upcoming IISS events on the geopolitics of nuclear energy and nuclear issues in the Middle East.
  • Research support on nuclear governance and nuclear issues on the Korean Peninsula.

You should possess or be studying for an undergraduate or Master’s degree in the field of international relations, defence and security, or arms control.

You need to demonstrate:

  • Excellent writing and organisational skills.
  • Familiarity with nuclear proliferation and nuclear energy issues.
  • Attention to detail and a flexible approach to work.

The internship programme has a duration of six weeks and requires a weekly commitment of approximately 20 hours. It can be tailored to fit the intern’s other professional or study commitments. Applicants must be ready to start on 10 September. The work cannot be confined to university breaks or the summer term.

Please note that this internship is voluntary and therefore unpaid. However, reasonable local travel expenses and internal luncheon vouchers are provided.

Please apply by email to hr@iiss.org by 8 August, attaching your CV and cover letter outlining your experience and how you would hope to benefit from the internship. Please also state your availability for a 20-hour per week commitment over 6 weeks. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview.

Only candidates who already possess the right to work in the United Kingdom should apply. Please note that only successful candidates will receive a reply.