London Office

 

Editorial Assistant, International Institute for Strategic Studies

(Full-time, twelve months, fixed-term contract)

The IISS, the leading global think tank on international security affairs and conflict, has a vacancy for an Editorial Assistant to work at its central London headquarters from January 2018 for one year.

Responsibilities:

  • Fact-checking, copy-editing and proofreading IISS publications and reports to IISS House Style as required (including text, maps and graphics)
  • Fact-checking, copy-editing and proofreading content on global conflicts for the IISS Armed Conflict Database, an online product.
  • Uploading content onto the Armed Conflict Database, using our CMS.
  • Monitoring the IISS.org publications sales inbox in order to record and fulfil product sales
  • Packaging and sending out orders for print publications worldwide

Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree (minimum)
  • At least 6 months’ previous experience editing and proofreading publications or online content (essential)
  • Demonstrably keen eye for detail (essential)
  • Basic experience of working with a CMS, database or online publication content
  • Keen to progress a career in publishing
  • An interest in the commercial aspects of publishing
  • An understanding of international affairs or global military issues (advantageous)

Only candidates who already have the right to work in the United Kingdom should apply and should send a CV, plus a letter stating their suitability for the post, to [email protected] no later than 27th October 2017.

There will be a short editing test as part of the interview process. 

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: 31 October 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 Fall 2017.

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 Fall 2017.

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

The internship recruitment period for Summer 2017 has ended. Please check back in mid-July for Fall 2017 internship applications.

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

There are currently no vacancies in the IISS–Asia Office.