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 50 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 interns and volunteers 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 at least commit 6 months for up to an hour a day, depending on the role.


The current opportunities that are open:

Web developer / graphic designer (1x Anywhere)

The Project for the Study of the 21st century (PS21) is one of the worlds most exciting think tanks. Since commencing operations in January 2015, its run more than 75 events in London, New York and Washington DC – all on a shoe string budget and with a highly motivated team of volunteers, interns and global fellows.

We are currently seeking a talented web developer who also has practical experience in graphic design to join our vibrant team of unpaid volunteers and interns. In the year ahead, we plan to enhance our online and physical presence through improving our website and creating promotional materials for distribution. If you have proven experience in html coding (particularly for WordPress) and using image editing software (such as Adobe Photoshop), then we want to hear from you!

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate keen interest in international affairs and a dedication to personal and professional development. The role will be largely project based and will require a varying commitment, which may equate to roughly 7hrs per week. There is considerable scope to make the role your own and we encourage applicants to indicate how they may do this if successful in applying.

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.

If you would like to apply, please send a CV, cover letter and portfolio of your work to The internship would last for a minimum of three months’ but many of our interns stick with us for six months if not longer!

The closing date for applications is Friday 26th August, so we advise you to apply early.


Social media and PR (1x London, 1x DC, 1x NYC)

You will be publishing and marketing events, engaging in social media and making sure the website is up to date with the all upcoming events. If you are interested in this role please outline a one page social media strategy with two sample twitter posts and two sample facebook posts, engaging with the audience. Also, let us know how much time you could contribute daily/weekly.


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 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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