Jobs & Internships



BASIC's interns will 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.

Interns will research factsheets 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.

We are now accepting applications for an internship in our London office for the SUMMER AND AUTUMN 2016.

The SUMMER position will run from early June - early September (dates flexible), 2-4 days per week

The AUTUMN position will run from early September - late December (dates flexible), 2-4 days per week

(You may apply for one of the seasons, or be considered for either one. Please follow the directions below for clarification in your application.)

This is a voluntary position, but local travel 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 are desirable:

  • Experience using social media

  • Experience managing websites and web content

  • Experience with event coordination

  • Experience working in small teams

Application Materials include:

1.) A cover letter, which should state:

  • What season you wish to be considered for, when you are available to start and how many days a week you wish to work;

  • why you are interested in working at BASIC, and specifically which projects or programme of work interests you; and

  • what skills you can bring to the organisation.

2.) Your CV/resume

3.) A recent writing sample (1,000 - 1,500 words)

4.) The names and contact information of two references

The application deadline for this position has passed. 
Candidates will be notified if their application has been successful or not by mid-May. 

Visas/work permits

BASIC cannot help applicants obtain visas or permits.


Thank you!


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