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Associate Research Fellows and Visiting Research Fellows

The Henry Jackson Society (HJS) is a think tank and policy-shaping force that fights for the principles and alliances which keep societies free – working across borders and party lines to combat extremism, advance democracy and real human rights, and make a stand in an increasingly uncertain world.

In order to extend its impact and influence, the HJS welcomes applications from like-minded and otherwise-suitable experts for its newly-launched fellowship programme. Selected experts will be offered the titles of either “Associate Research Fellow”, if based in the UK, “Visiting Research Fellow”, if based abroad. The duration of each fellowship shall be twelve months.

Applications are welcome from individuals of any country and background, but we are only able to consider applications from individuals who fully fulfil the following basic criteria. Applicants are expected to:

  • identify with the HJS’s announced Statement of Principles;
  • have relevant background experience;
  • have a strong record of achievements in their area of expertise, in delivering research;
  • have an original, relevant and clear research project proposal; and,
  • have sufficient English-language ability;

The HJS will provide research support to all Associate or Visiting Research Fellows, but it is not, unfortunately, able to provide remuneration to all Fellows. The HJS will consider which Fellows are remunerated on a case-by-case basis. In cases where successful applicants are not remunerated, Fellows will be encouraged to submit ideas to the HJS for projects that would be remunerated.

The HJS is committed to mutual benefits accruing from the fellowship programme. Thus, successful applicants will be able to:

  • present themselves as HJS Associate or Visiting Research Fellows;
  • be introduced on the HJS website, with an individual profile; and,
  • participate in research, publication, and networking projects that the HJS may propose to them, they may propose to the HJS, or that may be proposed to the HJS by a third party;

If you wish to apply to become an Associate Research Fellow or Visiting Research Fellow, please send your curriculum vitae (including a full publications list) and a one-page cover letter to the following email address: All files must be submitted in English.

There is no deadline for fellowship applications. Instead, applications will be considered and decided-upon on a rolling basis.



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.

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