International Law Programme Internship, Chatham House

Hours per week

three days per week for two months



Application Deadline



10 Saint James's Square
United Kingdom


Chatham House is consistently ranked as one of the world’s leading policy institutes. Based in London, with a full-time staff of over 160 - and with a network of 150 associate fellows - we provide rigorous and independent analysis on how to build a sustainably secure, prosperous and justice world.

We are an equal opportunities employer who supports diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. We therefore welcome applicants of all backgrounds, regardless of their status.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent communication and time management skills to gain rare and valuable experience within the International Law Programme.

You should have a demonstrated interest in international law, human rights or refugee issues. For more information about our programme, please see the programme's web page:

This is an exciting chance for you to develop a range of skills within a leading international policy institute.

You will assist the team with events, project management, as well as administrative support. In doing so, you will gain insight into our work and gain significant experience in project management, event organization and writing.

During the internship you might well have the following tasks:

  • Positively impact our outreach by drafting engaging content for public dissemination (newsletters, invites and formal correspondence).
  • Work with other members of the team - notably the Programme Coordinator - to help convene high-level events on topical issues of importance.
  • Help the programme expand its network and influence through targeted and creative social media engagement.
  • Enable the efficient organisation and running of a research activity or event through strong administrative and database support.


This position is unpaid. However, travel to and from work within London (zones 1-6 only) will be reimbursed for the days worked.

If short-listed, applicants should be available for a short interview at Chatham House.

Interviews will be scheduled between 01 October and 12 October 2018.

Due to the popularity of this role, we review applications on an ongoing basis and we will close roles when we have received a suitable number of quality applicants. We therefore encourage you to make your application as soon as possible.

Please note as this is an internship role, we are unable to offer sponsorship for this role. Candidates are required to have the right to work in the UK.

How To Apply

Are you able to commit to 3 days per week for two months? Would you have the flexibility to be available for events which may take place outside typical work hours?

You will need to demonstrate strong writing skills, excellent attention to detail and experience in general administration. Additionally you will be able to show:

  • An ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Excellent social skills and a willingness to learn
  • A demonstrated knowledge of, and interest in, international law, human rights or refugee issues.

Experience in event management, social media and/or research and using data management and mailing software will be advantageous.

The placement will be for a period of two months, starting mid October 2018.

Please state your availability in your application.