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Internships

The Henry Jackson Society offers a variety of engaging internships aimed at politically-minded, self-motivated individuals. Our internships offer a fantastic immersion into the world of international relations and can be taken on a part-time basis, for a duration of at least 3 months.

To apply, please email info@henryjacksonsociety.org clearly indicating if you are applying for a specific internship or would like to be considered for any internship vacancy. You will need to send a covering letter, CV and a recent journalistic writing sample on an international relations/current affairs/political/development/economic topic (maximum 2,000 words) to the above email address. You will be contacted only in the event of being asked for an interview.

We offer the following unpaid internships on a rolling basis:

 

Communications Assistant

Next start date: Rolling Programme

Location: London

The Communications intern will assist HJS’s Communications Director in producing press releases, coordinating media lists, sending out a daily news briefing and ensuring the steady workflow of a fast-paced and highly demanding department of the organisation.

We are looking for motivated self-starters who are capable of acting independently and who possess the capacity to absorb and execute instructions quickly in a busy environment.

In return you will get a full immersion in the British IR world as well as the opportunity to make international contacts and be part of an organisation pioneering new techniques in the British think-tank environment.

A writing proficiency and easy but professional telephone manner are musts. A technological capability — uploading content to a WordPress-based website, ‘stripping’ video and audio media from webcasts — is also highly desired for this role.

Design Assistant

Next start date: Rolling Programme

Location: London

The Design Assistant will assist HJS’s Communications Director and Research Fellows in producing and publishing high quality reports, policy papers and info graphics. Typesetting skills are a must, as is a keen eye for detail.

This position requires an excellent understanding of Adobe InDesign and other Adobe design packages. We would also be interested in candidates who have an interest in, or knowledge of map design software and WordPress.

We are looking for graphic design graduates, or designers with the appropriate skill sets, who wish to boost their portfolios, whilst gaining invaluable work experience.

In return you will get full immersion in a dynamic organisation active in key policy debates in the public domain.

This is a paid internship. Details available on request.

Events Assistant

Start date: Rolling Programme

Location: London

The events intern will assist HJS’s Events Manager in ensuring the smooth running of the organisation’s events in Parliament, contributing essential assistance throughout the many stages of successful event organisation. He or she will be tasked with crafting invitations for both potential speakers as well as the audience, managing RSVP lists, liaising with venues, reaching out to our patrons and partners in Westminster, and taking an active role during the events.

We are looking for motivated self-starters who are capable of acting independently and who possess the capacity to absorb and execute instructions quickly in a busy environment. The right candidate will not be fazed by the challenges encountered in a highly demanding work environment, but thrive on the fast-paced nature of this role. He or she will have an excellent command of the English language, a quick and creative mind, an eye for detail and contempt for mediocrity. A confident yet amicable manner of communicating is a must.

In return you will get a full immersion in the British IR world as well as the opportunity to experience the daily life of one of the most dynamic organisations in the British think-tank environment. By putting on nearly a hundred events a year with some of the world’s most renowned policy, international relations and political figures, the Henry Jackson Society events schedule is considered one of the best in Westminster. The Events internship role will offer you the chance to contribute to achieving this success.

 

Research Assistant

Start date: Rolling Programme
Location: London

Interns will be involved in every aspect of our international programme – covering research, events, media and parliamentary liaison, publications, and administration – and will be given responsibility for specific projects as well as being expected to provide general assistance.

We are looking for motivated self-starters who are capable of acting independently and who possess the capacity to absorb and execute instructions quickly in a busy environment. In return you will get a full immersion in the British IR world as well as the opportunity to make international contacts and be part of an organisation pioneering new techniques in the British think-tank environment.

Experience of research and the international relations field – either academically or professionally – preferred, but not essential for the main internships. More important is a clear writing style, and a willingness to get stuck in to both important and run of the mill tasks and to act as a team player. Sympathy with our foreign policy principles expected.

 

Political Research Assistant

Start date: Rolling Programme

Location: London

Interns will support the Political Director, working on our extremely busy and highly respected Parliamentary programme. Tasks will cover all aspects of operation; from Parliamentary liaison and political research to database management and internal communications.

The ideal candidate will have:

– the ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment, to tight deadlines

– excellent written and research skills

– a degree of familiarity with the UK Parliament and political scene

– an appreciation for the principles underlying The Henry Jackson Society’s work

This is an excellent role for a graduate seeking to set out on a career in politics. A significant number of former HJS Research Assistants have gone on to successful careers in Parliament and the wider UK political scene.

 

Research Assistant, Student Rights

Start date: Rolling Programme
Location: London

A project of the 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.

Interns 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.

We are looking for 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. Experience of research, either academically or professionally, is required, and knowledge of domestic extremism issues is desirable. A clear writing style is vital, while sympathy with our principles is expected.

Please visit www.studentrights.org.uk to familiarise yourself with the organisation before applying, full details of how to apply are at the bottom of this page. You will be contacted only in the event of being asked for an interview.

 

Research Assistant, Russia Studies Centre

Start date: Rolling Programme
Location: London

The Russia Studies Centre at The Henry Jackson Society is looking for an individual with demonstrable interest in Russian or Eurasian affairs who would like to gain experience working in a policy institute.

The Russia Studies Centre provides original research on contemporary political developments in Russia and Eurasia, with a specific focus on advancing political freedom, human rights and anti-corruption efforts in Russia.

The Research Assistant will support the activities of the Director of the Russia Studies Centre. The ideal candidate will have the following skills / capabilities:

  • Proven interest in Russia or Eurasia
  • Graduate or postgraduate qualification in international relations, politics, or another related field
  • Excellent writing and research skills
  • Strong administrative and organisational skills
    • An appreciation for the principles underpinning the Russia Studies Centre’s work
    • Knowledge of Russia or another local language is desirable

To apply, please email info@henryjacksonsociety.org with your CV and covering letter.

Find out more about the Russia Studies Centre.