London Office

Research Assistant, Asian Energy Markets and Policy

Fixed-term 3 to 6-month opportunity in London or Singapore. 

The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) is seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to work on Asian energy markets and policy. The location is our headquarters in central London or our office in Singapore.

Responsibilities

The Research Assistant will work on a study designed to help clients understand the economic and policy drivers, and anticipate the implications of, rapid change in the competition between gas, coal and renewables in a number of Asian economies.

Responsibilities include data collection and processing for policy analysis and modelling; collecting and analysing national policy papers; helping prepare external presentations and notes; taking responsibility for, plan and deliver complex analytical tasks. It is a junior but demanding role, suitable for a high-potential candidate.

Requirements

Candidates must have (or be advanced students towards) a Master’s in economics, finance, engineering, or social sciences with strong analytical skills, from a world-class higher education institution. The following skills and attitudes are required to succeed in this position:

  • Excellent level of spoken and written English;
  • Quantitative analysis skills; economic modelling an advantage;
  • Strong interest in public policy; knowledge of energy economics desirable;
  • Commitment, independence, organisation, self-motivation.

Remuneration

We offer the London living wage. (For Singapore, other conditions apply.)

The position is full-time, though we would consider part-time for an outstanding candidate. The term is at least 3 months and has potential to be renewed for a further 3 months, starting in January 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

Closing date for applications is 30th November 2017. To apply, please send your CV and a one-page letter stating your skills, experience, motivations, citing Research Assistant Asian Energy Markets and Policies in the subject line, to [email protected].  You are encouraged to send academic writing samples as well.

Due to expected volume of applications, we will only contact those candidates whom we would like to interview. 

Visiting Research Fellow for South Asia (Strategic Affairs)

An opportunity has arisen at the International Institute for Strategic Studies for a Research Fellow to work on the South Asia programme based in London.

The selected candidate will work closely with the Senior Fellow for South Asia.

Duties may involve:

  • researching and publishing on Pakistan’s nuclear and strategic affairs;
  • lecturing for and on behalf of IISS on Pakistani nuclear and strategic matters;
  • organising and coordinating a ‘track 1.5’ workshop on nuclear matters in London in 2018;
  • relationship building between the UK and Pakistani military and government personnel.

Requirements:

  • Published expertise or proven experience in Pakistan’s nuclear and strategic affairs, or formerly with the Pakistani armed forces or the government’s nuclear and strategic affairs. This would include issues of nuclear non-proliferation, arms control, defence and deterrence, and doctrinal and strategic issues.
  • An undergraduate and preferably postgraduate degree relating to strategic studies, military affairs, international relations or a related field.

Period of contract: full-time, fixed-term contract for a three month period during early 2018.

Salary: competitive

Location of role: London

Application: CV and Cover letter

It is preferred that candidates email their CV and cover letter to [email protected]. Alternatively, candidates may write to:

Human Resources
The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
Arundel House, 6 Temple Place
London WC2R 2PG

Closing date: 30 November 2017

Please note that only those candidates who are called for interview will receive a reply.


IISS–Middle East Office

There are currently no vacancies in the IISS–Middle East Office.


IISS–Americas Office

IISS–Americas Graduate Internship

The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) is seeking a volunteer graduate intern to work 20–30 hours a week to support the activities of its Americas office in Washington DC, for Spring 2018.

Successful candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Be currently enrolled in a graduate programme studying security studies, international relations, or a related field. Preference will be given to students focusing on nuclear non-proliferation and arms control.
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or the equivalent.
  • Be proactive and a self-starter able to work in a small team environment.
  • Be eligible to work in the United States. IISS–Americas regrets that it cannot assist with procuring visas or entry permits. Please include your work eligibility in your application.

Responsibilities:

Successful applicants can expect to gain direct exposure to the work and management of a leading international think tank.

  • Research support. This includes ad hoc projects to support the work of the Executive Director/Director of the Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy Programme, as well as IISS researchers in London, Singapore, and Bahrain, as necessary.
  • Event, administrative, and operations support. You will be expected to assist with IISS–Americas events and daily administrative tasks. Those with previous office experience are preferred.

Application:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter (specify dates and times available)

The resume and cover letter should be sent as two separate PDF files via email to [email protected], with the subject line: ‘Your Name – Fall 2017 Graduate Internship Application’. Please include your full name in the title for each separate document.

This internship is unpaid. Applications will not be considered complete until all materials are received. The deadline is rolling until the position is filled. Due to the volume of applications, we regret that we are unable to respond to every single one.

Contact:

Internship Coordinator
The International Institute for Strategic Studies – Americas
2121 K Street NW, Suite 801
Washington, DC 20037
Tel.: +1 (202) 659-1490
Fax: +1 (202) 659-1499
[email protected]

IISS–Americas External Relations Internship

The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) is seeking volunteer undergraduate interns to work on a part-time basis to support the activities of its Americas office in Washington DC, for Spring 2018.

Successful candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Be at least a college sophomore in good standing studying security studies, international relations, or a related field. Only currently enrolled students will be considered.
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or the equivalent.
  • Be proactive and a self-starter able to work in a small team environment.
  • Be eligible to work in the United States. IISS–Americas regrets that it cannot assist with procuring visas or entry permits. Please include your work eligibility in your application.

Responsibilities:

Successful applicants can expect to gain direct exposure to the work and management of a leading international think tank.

  • Database management.
  • Assisting with Congressional and federal government outreach and external relations.
  • Event, administrative, and operations support. You will be expected to assist with IISS–Americas events and daily administrative tasks. Those with previous office experience are preferred.

Application:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter (specify dates and times available)

The resume and cover letter should be sent as two separate PDF files via email to [email protected], with the subject line: ‘Your Name – Fall 2017 External Relations Internship Application’. Please include your full name in the title for each separate document.

This internship is unpaid. Applications will not be considered complete until all materials are received. The deadline is rolling until the position is filled. Due to the volume of applications, we regret that we are unable to respond to every single one.

Contact:

Internship Coordinator
The International Institute for Strategic Studies – Americas
2121 K Street NW, Suite 801
Washington, DC 20037
Tel.: +1 (202) 659-1490
Fax: +1 (202) 659-1499
[email protected]

IISS-Americas Internship Program FAQs

When are your application cycles?

Fall internships run from September to December. Applications open in July/August and close once all positions have been filled.

Spring internships run from January to May. Applications open in November/December and close once all positions have been filled.

Summer internships run from June to August. Applications open in March/April and close once all positions have been filled.

Can I send in a resume/cover letter outside of the regular application cycle?

Only resumes/cover letters sent during a regular application cycle will be considered.

I have just graduated from my graduate/undergraduate program. Am I eligible to apply?

No, unfortunately only currently enrolled students are eligible to apply.

Are international students eligible to apply?

Yes, international students can apply as long as you are eligible to work in the US. We regret that we cannot assist with procuring visas or entry permits.


IISS–Asia Office

Research Assistant, Asian Energy Markets and Policy

Fixed-term 3 to 6-month opportunity in London or Singapore. 

The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) is seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to work on Asian energy markets and policy. The location is our headquarters in central London or our office in Singapore.

Responsibilities

The Research Assistant will work on a study designed to help clients understand the economic and policy drivers, and anticipate the implications of, rapid change in the competition between gas, coal and renewables in a number of Asian economies.

Responsibilities include data collection and processing for policy analysis and modelling; collecting and analysing national policy papers; helping prepare external presentations and notes; taking responsibility for, plan and deliver complex analytical tasks. It is a junior but demanding role, suitable for a high-potential candidate.

Requirements

Candidates must have (or be advanced students towards) a Master’s in economics, finance, engineering, or social sciences with strong analytical skills, from a world-class higher education institution. The following skills and attitudes are required to succeed in this position:

  • Excellent level of spoken and written English;
  • Quantitative analysis skills; economic modelling an advantage;
  • Strong interest in public policy; knowledge of energy economics desirable;
  • Commitment, independence, organisation, self-motivation.

Remuneration

We offer the London living wage. (For Singapore, other conditions apply.)

The position is full-time, though we would consider part-time for an outstanding candidate. The term is at least 3 months and has potential to be renewed for a further 3 months, starting in January 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

Closing date for applications is 30th November 2017. To apply, please send your CV and a one-page letter stating your skills, experience, motivations, citingResearch Assistant Asian Energy Markets and Policies in the subject line, to [email protected].  You are encouraged to send academic writing samples as well.

Due to expected volume of applications, we will only contact those candidates whom we would like to interview.