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Apply: Chatham House Africa Internship Program UK 2017




The Africa Programme at Chatham House is looking for an individual with demonstrable interest in African affairs who would like to gain valuable work experience in a policy institute.

Application Deadline: 27th August 2017

To Be Taken At (Country): London, UK

About the Award: This internship is an opportunity to gain insight into one of the world’s leading independent centres for practical policy research and debate on the politics and international relations of sub-Saharan African states. The successful applicant will be an integral part of the Chatham House Africa Programme team and gain valuable experience from supporting  its current projects and activities.

Type: Internship

Eligibility: Although flexible, Chatham House is ideally looking for someone who is able to commit 3 -4 days a week.

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher in international relations, development studies, politics, or related field;
  • Demonstrable interest in African affairs;
  • Strong writing skills and excellent attention to detail;
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently;
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Value of Award: This is an unpaid internship. However, travel expenses to and from work within London (zones 1-6) will be reimbursed for the days worked. Lunch will also be provided in the staff canteen.

Duration of Program: 

  • Interview Period: 6-8 September 2017
  • Start date: 11 September 2017
  • End Date: 15 December 2017

How to Apply: To apply please send a CV, covering letter, a writing sample and the names of two referees to:

Eugénie McLachlan
Programme Administrator,  Africa Programme
[email protected]

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: Chatham House


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