Our research work is global, and the researchers tackle a range of specific topics and issues within international affairs. Interns benefit from direct involvement in projects across a wide range of topics, while supporting operations, events and social media engagement. We are now looking to recruit the next cohort of interns to join the following teams in the autumn (see breakout rooms below). This session will provide an opportunity to discover more about the work we do, as well as meet the teams you could join if you choose to embark on a career with us.
Breakout Room 1 | Energy, Environment and Resources Programme
We research the interlinked threats of climate change, biodiversity loss and resource depletion, and the profound risks they create in security, geopolitics and international development. Our research generates policy solutions to mitigate these risks and their effect on the world’s communities. Areas of interest include food, agriculture and biodiversity, circular economy, energy transitions, climate change and climate risks, and use and governance of natural resources.
Charlotte Watts, Programme Coordinator, Energy, Environment and Resources Programme
Anum Farhan, Programme Coordinator, Energy, Environment and Resources Programme
Breakout Room 2 | Sustainability Accelerator
Our research focuses on how to accelerate the uptake of smart policies, technologies and business models that will reshape the world’s demand for resources.
Nina Gillespie, Manager, Sustainability Accelerator
Suzannah Sherman, Research Analyst, Sustainability Accelerator
Breakout Room 3 | International Security Programme
We provide cutting-edge, policy-relevant research on international security and defence issues.
Nilza Amaral, Project Manager, International Security Programme
Esther Naylor, Research Analyst, International Security Programme and Editorial Team, Journal of Cyber Policy
Julia Cournoyer, Research Assistant, International Security Programme
Breakout Room 4 | Africa Programme
Our Africa programme is a world-leading centre for independent policy research with a global reputation for influential and reliable analysis. We provide thought leadership on African politics and socio-economic change.
Tighisti Amare, Deputy Director, Africa Programme
Hanna Desta, Assistant, Africa Programme
Yusuf Hassan, Parliamentary, Media and Outreach Officer, Africa Programme
Fergus Kell, Projects Coordinator and Research Analyst, Africa Programme and Young Adviser
Breakout Room 5 | Global Health Programme
We focus on the political economy of health and health sector reforms and improving governance in global health. We aim to accelerate progress towards the health-related United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We also help countries strengthen health security.
Lara Hollmann, Research Analyst, Global Health Programme and Young Adviser
Claire Muñoz-Parry, Assistant Director,Global Health Programme
Breakout Room 6 | Common Futures Conversations
Common Futures Conversations is a Chatham House flagship initiative that aims to engage young people from Africa and Europe with politics and develop their perspectives on key global challenges like climate change, inequality and conflict & violence. The project has connected hundreds of young activists, leaders, entrepreneurs and students to international leaders and policymakers, including including HE Nana Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana, HE George Vella, President of Malta, as well as a number of senior decision-makers from the African Union, European Union and UK Parliament. This project exists of online dialogues, events and creating exciting publications all in responses to global challenges and to make sure young people’s voices are heard in decision-making.
Leah de Haan, Project Manager, Common Futures Conversations and Chair, Equality, Diversity
and Inclusion Working Group
Jemma Finnegan, Press Officer, Communications and Publishing
Breakout Room 7 | Academy for Leadership
The Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs develops future policy makers and drives policy change in world affairs. We offer fellowships for up to ten months to the world’s emerging leaders. Additionally, our UK based Next Generation work is one of our most important work streams. Following a successful series of workshops, we continue to develop and& extend our engagement with younger generations of professionals and students across the entirety of the United Kingdom with our appointed Academy Ambassadors. Join us to discuss opportunities, meet with a current Academy fellow and learn more about our exciting leadership programme of activities.
Emily Venturi, Schwarzman Academy Fellow, Asia-Pacific Programme
Rachel Taylor, Senior Programme Manager, Academy for Leadership