London Office

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IISS–Middle East Office

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


IISS–Americas Office

IISS–Americas Future Conflict and Cyber Security Programme Internship

The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) is seeking a volunteer graduate intern for Summer 2018 to work 15–20 hours per week in support of the IISS Future Conflict and Cyber Security Programme in Washington, DC.

Successful candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Be currently enrolled in a graduate programme studying foreign relations, international law, military affairs, cyber security, computer science, or a related field. Preference will be given to students focusing on issues in the Future Conflict and Cyber Security Programme portfolio, including emerging technology and critical infrastructure protection.
  • 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 

The Director for Future Conflict and Cyber Security seeks analytic and administrative support to assist him in his roles as (1) Chair of the Research Advisory Group for the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, (2) a co-organiser of the Roundtable on Military Cyber Stability between China, Russia, and the US, and/or (3) sponsor of the quarterly Strategic Technologies Roundtable hosted by IISS-Americas.  Graduate interns also have the opportunity to contribute to the IISS weekly Cyber Report and other publications. Specific duties will be tailored to meet the intern's academic background, professional interests, and weekly time commitment.

Application

  • Resume

  • Cover letter (specify dates, times available, and specific topics of interest)
  • Brief writing sample (no longer than five pages, may be a section of a longer piece) that demonstrates the applicant’s best analytical work

The resume, cover letter, and writing sample should be sent as three separate PDF files via email to [email protected], with the subject line: ‘Your Name – Semester, Year FCCS 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 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 Summer 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 – Semester, Year 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 Summer 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 – Semester, Year 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

The Gerald Segal Research Internship 2018

The International Institute for Strategic StudiesAsia invites applications for the Gerald Segal Research Internship 2018, which will be tenable for a period of three months between March to June 2018 at the IISSAsia office in Singapore.

Dr Gerald Segal, who died in November 1999, had been Director of Studies at the International Institute for Strategic Studies since September 1997. He joined the IISS in September 1991 as Senior Fellow for Asian Studies. During his career, Gerald Segal was unusually productive: he wrote more than a dozen books and published 130 articles. Though his published work encompassed diverse topics, his greatest contribution was in the analysis of Asian strategic and security issues. Alongside his own direct contributions, Dr Segal also did much to encourage research and writing on Asian security by younger and less widely published colleagues.

The Gerald Segal Research Internship provides an opportunity for a postgraduate student of any nationality to spend three months with the IISSAsia office working on his or her own research project concerned with an aspect of international relations or international security in the Asia-Pacific region, while simultaneously contributing to the activities of the IISSAsia office, in terms of both assisting in research projects and involvement in operational support for meetings including the annual IISS Shangri-La Dialogue and the IISS Fullerton Lecture series. Since 2013, IISSAsia has expanded its research and other activities, and is now located in new, larger premises in the heart of Singapore’s financial district.

The intern will be paid a stipend of SGD800 per month to cover daily expenses. IISSAsia will provide assistance in securing the necessary temporary work permit for the intern, but finding accommodation will be the intern’s own responsibility.

Interested candidates should submit their CVs, synopses of their proposed research projects (which may be directly connected to their postgraduate programmes), and covering letters to Dr Tim Huxley, Executive Director, IISSAsia via [email protected] by 28 February 2018.