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INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

We are now accepting applications for internships. The two positions will both be based in our London office.

All interns gain an understanding of many of the current issues affecting security; familiarity with the arms control communities in Europe and the United States; an understanding of employment opportunities in the field; a first-hand view of how a small think tank influences international media coverage and national policy formulation; and exposure to the challenges and responsibilities of international networking. 
 

General Internship

The focus areas for this intern will be established at the time of appointment, depending on BASIC's priorities and the skills, experience and interests of the appointed individual. General interns work across one or more key programme areas. They research fact sheets and reports; help to organise conferences and events; research and write articles; and monitor and update our website and social media sites. They are encouraged to attend hearings and briefings; monitor arms control meetings and news websites; and perform various administrative tasks.

The position is 2 days per week, for 3-6 months, from January 2017.
This is a voluntary position, but some expenses can be reimbursed.

We’re looking for someone who :

  • Has an excellent academic record and relevant degree (undergraduate or postgraduate)

  • Is familiar with Microsoft Office and Google Applications

  • Is highly self-motivated with a “can-do” attitude

  • Has strong research, writing and organisational skills

  • Has established interest - through previous work or academic experience - in transatlantic security, and nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament issues

  • Aligns themselves with BASIC’s mission

 

The following skills and experiences are desirable:

  • Experience using social media

  • Experience managing websites and web content

  • Experience with event coordination

  • Experience working in small teams

 

Application requirements include

1.) a cover letter, which should state:

  • when you are available and how many days a week you wish to work

  • why you are interested in working at BASIC (specifically which projects or programme of work interests you)

  • what skills you can bring to the organisation

2.) your CV/resume;

3.) one writing sample (1,000-1,500 words);

4.) and the names and contact information of two references.

Please email your application to HR@basicint.org by 17:00 on Sunday 15th January 2017.
Please put your name and the words “Internship Application” in the subject line.

Interviews will be conducted in our London office or via video call

 

 


 

Internship – Emerging Undersea Technologies Programme

BASIC is recruiting for an individual with some experience in science and technology​ and an interest in international security ​for an internship within our Emerging Undersea Technologies programme at our London office. This internship will develop your understanding of the fascinating and complex interactions between emerging undersea technologies and nuclear weapons platforms, and the consequences for global security and crisis stability, so that you can become an independent and authoritative voice on the subject in your own right.

Emerging technologies relevant to undersea operations include unmanned underwater (UUV), aerial (UAV) and surface (USV) vehicles – or drones – as well as various kinds of detection and communication technologies such as sonar, magnetic anomaly detection, LIDAR, wake detection, and so on. However, the category could also include cyber, space, manned vehicles, signals intelligence and other technologies. Prospective interns are not expected to know about these technologies at the time of application, though some technical experience would be desirable, and with guidance you will have the opportunity to learn about them in depth. The intern’s primary role will be to provide research and advocacy support to the Project Leader:

  • researching and writing articles and reports;

  • helping to organise conferences and events;

  • monitoring developments in the world of undersea technologies; and

  • updating our website and social media sites

You will be encouraged to attend hearings and briefings where relevant.

You will consider issues such as:

  • the effect of these technologies on strategic relationships between states or alliances;

  • the effect of technologies on stability in the international system;

  • the future of naval forces;

  • potential vulnerabilities to UK Dreadnought (Successor) submarine and other SSBN programmes;

  • how best to regulate the use of these technologies to prevent arms races; and

  • other issues that arise as our research goes on.

You will also gain:

  • an understanding of many of the current issues affecting security;

  • familiarity with the arms control communities in Europe and the United States;

  • an understanding of employment opportunities in the field;

  • a first-hand view of how a small think tank influences international media coverage and national policy formulation;

  • and exposure to the challenges and responsibilities of international networking.

We expect this role to take two days per week, from January 2017 for three to six months.
This is a voluntary position, but expenses are reimbursed.

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Has an excellent academic record and degree in a relevant science, engineering, or another technological background (undergraduate or postgraduate) Is familiar with Microsoft Office and Google Applications

  • Is highly self-motivated with a “can-do” attitude

  • Has strong research, writing and organisational skills

  • Aligns themselves with BASIC’s mission: finding open and inclusive means to stimulate moves away from a dependence on nuclear deterrence for global security. The following skills and experiences are desirable:

  • Has established interest - through previous work or academic experience - in transatlantic security, and nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament issues

  • Experience using social media

  • Experience managing websites and web content

  • Experience with event coordination

  • Experience working in small teams

  • Basic knowledge of international law and UN processes

 

Application requirements include

 

1.) a cover letter, which should state

  • when you are available

  • how many days a week you wish to work

  • why you are interested in working at BASIC

  • what skills you can bring to the organisation

2.) your CV/resume;

3.) two writing samples, one technical essay and an article or blog piece (1,000-1,500 words max each);

4.) and the names and contact information of two references.

Please email your application to HR@basicint.org​ by 17:00​ on Sunday 15th January 2017.​ Please put your name and the words “Internship Application” in the subject line. We regret that BASIC cannot help applicants obtain visas or permits. Interviews will be conducted in late January or early February in our London office or via video call.


BASIC is an equal opportunities employer.

We regret that we cannot help applicants obtain visas or permits.


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