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 and Washington DC, 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 for at least 6 months.


The current opportunities that are open:

Project Organiser 

We are currently recruiting interns to act as project organisers who can help with the development and running of our London events. If you are interested in formulating, organising and managing events on topics related to the contemporary world, then this is the role for you. Our events predominately take the form of discussion panels, in which a selection of experts speak on an predetermined topic, followed by a question and answer.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

– Organising and managing high quality events of your own design.

– Assisting other PS21 interns in running their events.

– Contributing to our blog.

– Undertaking various event specific roles such as chaperoning guests and live posting on social media.

Location: you will be expected to work from home and attend events on a regular basis. Events usually take place in the evening, across a variety of central London locations.

Commitment: flexible and variable.

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.
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 Samuel at ps21central@gmail.com


Electronic Publishing 

You will be responsible for editing and publishing written pieces on the website. Currently, this involves the Imagining2030 and Changing Face of Conflict 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.


Interested? Email ps21central@gmail.com 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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