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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 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.

We are now accepting applications for an internship in our London office

The position is 2-3 days per week from June - September or October 2015.
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 an 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
  • what skills you can bring to the organisation

2.) your CV/resume;

3.) a recent 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 Friday May 15th. Please put your name and the words “Summer Internship Application” in the subject line.

Interviews will take place in late May.

Visas/work permits
BASIC cannot help applicants obtain visas or permits.

BASIC is an equal opportunities employer.

If you are a recruiter or a recruitment website, please contact a member of BASIC staff before re-posting our job opportunities on your own site.