Intern Recruiting

The Project for the Study of the 21st Century (PS21) is the newest kid on the block when it comes to global think tanks, but it’s swiftly making its mark. Since January 2014 we’ve run over 75 or so events on two continents, published research featured in the New York Times and elsewhere, and are continuing to grow dramatically.

We’re looking for enthusiastic voluntary interns to support our events in London, DC and New York, as well as those who can work remotely to pull together transcripts and reports based on our events. While we can’t, regrettably, afford to pay, we do offer a level of opportunity and responsibility that you simply won’t find elsewhere.

We know many international students are looking to gain some work experience, however, we are looking for interns who can commit at least 6 months for up to an hour a day, depending on the role.


The current opportunities that are open:

Digital Editor (remote, ideally London-based)

We are looking for a voluntary intern to help manage our online presence and promote our events.

Key tasks and responsibilities
– Maintaining and frequently updating the website with our events
– Managing our social media strategy. This involves promoting our events on Facebook and Twitter and managing our Facebook event pages as well as posting interesting articles
– Creating and maintaining our eventbrite pages
– Sending out bi-weekly emails to our mailing list

Commitment: we are looking for someone who can commit roughly three – five hours per week

While we cannot currently offer any form of remuneration for your time, we can offer access to all our events and opportunities to speak to our senior fellows – which includes specialists in topics such as Cyber Security and Media Relations. Therefore, this role may suit a student or early career professional who is looking for opportunities for professional development within this sector.

Interview dates will take place during the last week of October and can be conducted remotely (via skype or telephone)
Start date: as soon as possible

Closing date: 25th October 2017
Please note that if we find the right candidate we may fill the position before the closing date.

To apply, please send us your CV and covering letter explaining why you think you would be right for the role and highlighting any previous related experience.

Specifically, we are looking for someone with a keen interest in politics and current affairs and who would be keen to attend our events, too.

Please email applications to Ally at central@projects21.org


Events assistant (London)

We are currently looking for events assistants who can help with the organisation, running and ‘front of house’ for our London events.

Key tasks and responsibilities
– Helping to set up and run events
– Welcoming guests
– Taking photos at our events to post on social media etc
– There will be some capacity to write for our blog

Commitment: flexible, depending on our events. Please state how much time you are able to commit.

While we cannot currently offer any form of remuneration for your time, we can offer access to all our events and opportunities to speak to our senior fellows – which includes specialists in topics such as Cyber Security and Media Relations. Therefore, this role may suit a student or early career professional who is looking for opportunities for professional development within this sector.

Interviews can be conducted remotely (via skype or telephone)
Start date: as soon as possible

To apply, please send us your CV and covering letter explaining why you think you would be right for the role and highlighting any previous related experience.

Please email applications to Ally at central@projects21.org


Electronic publishing (1x anywhere)

You will be responsible for editing and publishing written pieces on the website. Currently, this involves the Imagining2030 series. If you are interested in this role, please send us an edited piece (preferably written by you), which you would publish on the website about any current topic. No more than one page. Please mention how often you could edit pieces.


Technical support (1x anywhere)

You will be looking after the website, from updating the volunteers to reconstructing small sections. If you are interested in this role, please let us know in a one pager (no formal cover letter style needed) how your experience helps you with this and what you would change/do first, and how. How much time could you contribute on a regular bases?


Project manager (1x London, 1x DC, 1x NYC)

You are interested in organising events, from contacting speakers and venues to inviting guests? If you are interested in this role, send us a one pager outlining what event you would like to organise, who you would invite, what venues you would contact to host (free of charge) and what questions the panel discussion would seek to answer. How much time do you think you will need to have to pull this together? Can you contribute this on a regular basis?


Interested? Email central@projects21.org with a CV and the required one pager, clearly stating how long you could join us for. We look forward to hearing from you! 

You can also find us on Linkedin.

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