Chatham House: Independent thinking on international affairs

Jobs and Internships

Chatham House staff vacancies are advertised below as and when they become available.

Internships are also offered at Chatham House, and a number of Fellowships are offered within the Academy for Leadership in International Affairs.

Currently available vacancies:

Chatham House is seeking an Assistant Project Director to provide the Project Director, US, with strategic, substantive and managerial support and to contribute to building and nurturing relationships with sponsors, collaborators and consultants. The Assistant Project Director will also be encouraged to conduct research and produce published output in line with the US’s research strategy. 

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Person Specification

The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker who is highly motivated and keen to form an integral part of a team. They will have:

  • A post-graduate degree in politics, economics or related disciplines
  • Proven professional interest in the domestic or foreign policy of the US
  • Minimum of 5 years project management experience at a strategic level, ideally in a political research or NGO environment
  • Excellent and demonstrable writing and communication skills
  • Proven fundraising experience with experience in negotiating, writing, project managing and pitching proposals
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure

This is a one-year contract and is based in London. 

Salary range:  £35,000-£40,000 per annum
Closing date:  22 April 2014
Interview date: 7 May 2014 

To apply for this job, please email Rhona Moir at your CV and cover letter, together with the following: 

  • Two short writing samples, one of which should be an approximately 700-800 word brief on a US foreign policy issue. 
  • Contact details for two referees.

The Academy for Leadership in International Affairs at Chatham House is looking for a talented and people-oriented person to manage the Academy on a 12 month contract.

The Academy Manager is a key role and will be responsible for the coordination, organization and administration of Academy activities and events, as well as providing research assistance. A central point person within the team, we’re looking for a candidate who is able to build excellent relationships with a wide range of people. This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated candidate to combine an interest in international affairs with a passion for management.

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Person specification

The successful candidate will have most, if not all, of the following qualities: 

  • Proven interest in international affairs
  • Extensive and demonstrable experience of project management
  • Knowledge of fundraising, including previous experience of preparing proposals to grant-making bodies
  • Proven expertise in financial and contract management
  • An excellent problem solver and able to take decisions calmly under pressure
  • Strong and effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Previous experience in line-management and human resource processes
  • Highly organised, a clear thinker and planner and able to conceive new systems to continue to improve the management of the department’s activities
  • A positive and flexible attitude to work across a myriad of tasks in a busy environment  

To apply 

To apply for this position please submit a cover letter, CV and the contact details of two referees, to Rhona Moir at

Salary range:  £30,000-£35,000 per annum
Closing date:  22 April 2014
Interview date: 6 May 2014

Applications are invited for a Senior Research Fellow for the Energy, Environment and Resources (EER) Research Department at Chatham House. The successful candidate will originate and lead research projects on issues relating to global energy, environment and resource management, and contribute to the overall research agenda of the department, and work with other research staff to deliver high impact publications and outputs to time and budget.

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Person Specification

  • 10-15 years’ research experience.
  • Substantial track record of publishing on global energy, environment and resource management, and should be an internationally recognized authority on the area.
  • Demonstrable experience of work on climate change issues.
  • Evidence of successful project management.
  • Proven history of successful fundraising.
  • Experience or knowledge of water issues, cities and/or China would be an advantage.

Salary:  £47,059 to £60,000 per annum, depending on experience
Closing date:  18 April 2014 

To apply for this position, please submit the following to Rhona Moir at

  • Covering letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Publication sample
  • Contact details of two referees
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