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Internship for the CRT team

The Centre for the Response to Radicalisation and Terrorism (CRT) at the Henry Jackson Society is looking for interns with an interest in how extremist and terrorist networks conduct themselves online. The project will focus on monetary transactions, human trafficking, and the promotion of non-violent extremism and hate content in online spaces. The ideal candidate would have a background and interest in legislation of online spaces by the government and private sector. An understanding of monitoring and prevention techniques to combat human trafficking online would be an additional benefit. The following skills would also be preferable: an understanding of IT-facilitated human trafficking;  the use of technology to recruit, control, and exploit victims; the use of technology for communications and transactions among traffickers and terrorists, innovation in detecting and investigating such crimes.

Please see below for further details on how to apply.


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 but also in some non-research departments, such as Communications, Parliamentary and Events.

The ideal candidate for the Henry Jackson Society internship will have the following skills / capabilities:

  • Proven interest in the Henry Jackson Society’s work;
  • Graduate or postgraduate qualification in international relations, politics, or another related field;
  • Excellent writing and research skills;
  • Strong administrative and organisational skills;
  • Be a motivated self-starter who is capable of acting independently and who possesses the capacity to absorb and execute instructions quickly in a busy environment.
  • Have experience of research, either academically or professionally;
  • Have sympathy with our principles;
  • Be looking to pursue a career in research/policy;
  • Be hard-working and motivated with excellent attention to detail.

To Apply

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 a recent writing sample on a topic consequential to one of our research areas (maximum 2,000 words) to  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.

Other Information

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.

All successful applicants will be expected to take an active role in supporting The Henry Jackson Society’s activities and events.

For further information on the different research areas within the Society, please click here.