Energy, Environment and Resources Intern

The Energy, Environment and Resources Department is looking for a highly motivated, well organized and reliable individual who is looking to receive the benefit of training and work experience within one of the world’s foremost institutes for the study of international relations.

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The placement would suit someone with a strong interest in, and some knowledge of, one of the following areas: forest governance, sustainable development, climate change, food security, water security or the extractives sector. Applicants should have strong writing and IT skills (particularly Excel), as well as a keen eye for detail. Experience of compiling, modelling and presenting data would also be an advantage. 

The successful applicant will gain direct exposure to the work of a leading international affairs institute, and will have the opportunity to attend many of Chatham House’s workshops  and other events. He or she will gain significant experience in research, writing, data analysis and event organization, and will benefit from direct involvement in a number of research projects across a range of topics.

Other information

The internship is for three months and is unpaid. However, travel expenses (zones 1-6) will be reimbursed for the days worked and lunch will be provided in the Chatham House canteen. We are ideally looking for someone who is able to commit on a full-time basis, but we would be happy to consider part-time applications, for a minimum of 3 days a week.

It is vital that applicants ensure they meet the necessary visa requirements to work in the UK prior to submitting their application. Applications from individuals who do not have the appropriate visa will not be accepted. Please note Chatham House is unable to act as a work sponsor or provide visa support for applicants. For further information, please see the UK government website:

To apply

To apply please email your CV, with a covering letter detailing why you are applying and your availability to [email protected]. Please note that unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to notify unsuccessful applicants.

Closing date for applications: 2 January 2018
Start date: Early January, TBC

If shortlisted, applicants should expect to come for an interview at Chatham House during the week commencing 8 January 2018. If candidates cannot attend in person, please indicate your preference for a phone or Skype interview in your application.

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