London Office

 

Accounts Assistant

The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) is seeking to recruit a Full time Accounts Assistant in the Finance department based in London Head-office.

Responsibilities 

This role covers responsibility for all IISS legal or associated entities - IISS Head Office (London), IISS-Asia (Singapore), The Strategic Studies Fund (Singapore), IISS-US (Washington), Friends of the IISS (Washington), IISS-Middle East (Manama, Bahrain), IISS-India (New Delhi) and Arundel House Enterprises Ltd (AHEL):

The accounts system used is Microsoft Dynamics - Great Plains (GP). 

Duties & Responsibilities will include: 

  • Process all purchase invoices
  • Process staff & non-staff expense claims, applying correct exchange rates to convert the claim amount into reimbursement currency
  • Process corporate credit cards
  • Process payments made by bank transfer, and send remittance advice to creditors once payment has been made
  • Answer payment queries via email or telephone
  • Maintain and account for petty cash and cash advances
  • Reconciliation of control accounts with supporting schedules to be produced at month-end
  • Opening post, Filing, Archiving, Writing Procedures and Other General Duties
  • Input of general ledger journals onto GP as required to assist other members of staff during busy periods (month/quarter/year-end).        

Application

The closing date for applications is 25th April 2018. To apply, please send your CV and a short covering letter to [email protected]

Only candidates who already have the right to work in the United Kingdom should apply.  Due to the expected volume of applications, we will only contact those candidates whom we would like to interview.


Middle East Security Internship

The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) is seeking to find a dynamic intern to contribute to the work of the Middle East Security Programme for a six-week consecutive period. The programme analyses conflicts, the regional security system and relations between resident and external powers within the Middle East.

During the internship, you will gain insight into how a think tank like the IISS delivers its products and services. The Middle East Security Intern will have the opportunity to work on:

  • Conflict analysis in the Middle East
  • Relations between state and non-state actors in the Middle East

The vacancy would be suitable for a student who is currently enrolled or have graduated with a MA/MPhil degree in Middle Eastern Studies. It would also be preferable for candidates to have a specialisation in Syria, Lebanon and/or Iraq and a reading ability in Arabic. Successful candidates should be able to conduct literature research, examine primary data, compile reports and summarise findings.

This is an unpaid position but we do offer interns luncheon vouchers and assistance with their local London travel costs. You must have the legal right to work in the UK to apply for this internship, and if you are not an EU citizen you will be responsible for obtaining your own visa.

The closing date for applications is 7 May 2018. To apply, please send your CV and a short covering letter as well as a writing sample to [email protected], citing ‘Middle East Security Internship’ in the subject line. Interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing 14 May 2018.

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


IISS–Middle East Office

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


IISS–Americas Office

IISS Cyber, Space and Future Conflict 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 Cyber, Space and Future Conflict 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 Cyber, Space and Future Conflict 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 Cyber, Space and Future Conflict 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

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