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The Henry Jackson Society offers a variety of internships aimed at politically-minded, enthusiastic, and self-motivated individuals. Our internships offer a valuable immersion into the world of international relations and are designed to foster career development.
Internship programmes are available mainly within The Henry Jackson Society's research centres. Alongside working in the research centres, interns are also expected to help assist in other departments such as communications, parliamentary and events.
Please send a CV, a one-page covering letter including a brief description of why you want to do an internship at The Henry Jackson Society, and an original writing sample (maximum 1,000 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org. When applying please state the research centre(s) that you are applying for. Applicants will only be contacted in the event of being called for an interview.
If applying from abroad, applicants should ensure that they have met any necessary visa requirements for the UK, prior to submitting their application.
Internships can be undertaken on a full- or part-time basis, and usually last for a duration of up to three months. They are offered on a flexible basis so that individuals can, for example, fit their internship around part-time work, studies, or other commitments.
Research Assistant, Asia Studies Centre
The Asia Studies Centre at The Henry Jackson Society is looking for an individual with demonstrable interest in East Asian or Indo-Pacific affairs who would like to gain experience working in a policy institute.
The Asia Studies Centre carries out research on contemporary political and security developments in South Asia, the Indo-Pacific and East Asia, with a focus on advancing political freedom, human rights, and British foreign policy in those sub-regions.
Research Assistant, Centre for the New Middle East
The Centre for the New Middle East (CNME) is looking for an individual with demonstrable interest in the Middle East and would like to gain experience working in a policy institute.
The CNME monitors political, ideological, military and security developments across the Middle East and provides informed assessments of their long and wide-ranging implications to key decision makers.
Research Assistant, Centre for the Response to Radicalisation and Terrorism
The Centre for the Response to Radicalisation and Terrorism centre at The Henry Jackson Society provides top-quality, in-depth research and delivers targeted, tangible and impactful activities to combat the threats from radical ideologies and terrorism at home and abroad.
Along with terrorism and radicalisation, CRT are interested in researchers pursuing studies in violence, war and conflict, law, mental health and psychology, crime and radicalisation, and human rights.
Research Assistant, Global Britain Programme
The Global Britain Programme at The Henry Jackson Society is looking for an individual with demonstrable interest in the future geostrategic policy of the United Kingdom who would like to gain experience working in a policy institute.
The Global Britain Programme aims to educate the public on the need for an open, confident and expansive British geostrategic policy in the twenty-first century, drawing off the United Kingdom's unique strengths not only as an advocate for liberalism and national democracy, but also a custodian of both the European and international orders.
Research Assistant, Russia and Eurasia Studies Centre
The Russia and Eurasia Studies Centre at The Henry Jackson Society is looking for a well-organised and personable individual with demonstrable interest in Russian or Eurasian affairs who would like to gain experience working in a policy institute.
The Russia and Eurasia Studies Centre provides original research on contemporary domestic and foreign policy developments in Russia and Eurasia, with a specific focus on economic, political and security trends.
Research Assistant, Student Rights
A project of The Henry Jackson Society, Student Rights is a non-partisan group dedicated to supporting equality, democracy and freedom from extremism on university campuses. It monitors extremism and intolerance from a range of different sources including fascist groups and Islamist elements on campuses, and works to challenge the risk of radicalisation occurring on university campuses.
Student Rights research assistants will be involved in every aspect of our work - including research, writing, media liaison, publications, and administration - and will be given responsibility for specific projects as well as being expected to provide general assistance.