Chatham House open day: How to future-proof your career?

Join us to discover more about what it’s like to work at a world-leading think-tank.

Special event, Webinar
26 May 2022 — 4:00PM TO 6:05PM

Organized four times a a year, Chatham House open days provide an opportunity to discover more about the work we do and what it’s like to work at a leading think-tank.

You will hear from our staff about their work and as well as our current interns who will share insights about the internship programme, from the application process and interviews, to what a typical day in the life of an intern includes.

Who can attend?

We welcome all students and young professionals who are passionate about international affairs and seeking to learn more about what a career at a policy institute such as Chatham House looks like.

What’s involved?

  • Expand your knowledge of key issues in international affairs.
  • Discover more about Chatham House’s work.
  • Hear from staff and interns about what it’s like to work in a policy institute.
  • Find out about our internship programme and hear from current and past interns about their experience.
  • Learn how you can engage with Chatham House and our activities.


Thursday 26 May

Welcome and opening remarks


Next generation: How to future-proof your career?

Since COVID-19 began, 305 million full-time jobs have been lost globally according to the International Labour Organization. Getting your foot on the career ladder – or climbing back onto it – has seldom felt harder.

  • Why skills - not degrees - will shape the future of work?
  • What skills are in demand across all industries that can help you stand out from the crowd?

Laurie Laybourn-Langton, Visiting Fellow, Sustainability Accelerator
Moderator: Ben Horton, Strategic Planning Officer, Director’s Office




How to remain engaged with Chatham House?

Do you enjoy attending events with high-profile speakers, including world leaders, adding your voice to the debate? Learn how you can remain engaged with Chatham House and stay up-to-date with our work.

Anoshamisa Gonye
, Corporate Relations Assistant, External Relations 
Sam Martin, External Relations, Conferences 
Obioma Egemonye, Intern, Africa Programme
Katie McCann, Intern, Communications and Publishing
Jerome Puri, Intern, Middle East and North Africa Programme
Moderator: Alis Martin, Internships and Outreach Manager




Closing remarks


End of open day