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: climate change, food security, water security, the extractives sector or forest governance. We are looking for someone who is familiar with compiling, modelling and presenting data, and who has strong writing and IT skills (particularly Excel), as well as a keen eye for detail.

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.

Applicants should ensure that they have met any necessary visa requirements for 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.

To apply

To apply please email your CV, with a covering letter detailing why you are applying and your availability to

Closing date for applications: 3 October 2016
Start date: 10 October 2016

If shortlisted, applicants should expect to come for an interview at Chatham House (Skype or phone interviews can also be arranged).

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