Independent Diplomat offers internships, lasting 4-6 months, to exceptional applicants seeking a rewarding, hands-on experience in all aspects of an NGO dealing with international relations. Independent Diplomat recruits year-round for internships. Please check our employment page for instructions on how to apply.
Please note that our internships are unpaid, although Independent Diplomat will pay reasonable travel expenses for successful candidates.
Adam Cohen - London, 2013
Adam joined ID after completing his Master’s Degree in International Affairs at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, where he focused on international security, conflict management and UN sanctions policy. He completed his undergraduate degree in European Social and Political Studies at University College London, spending a year studying at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences-Po), Lyon. He previously interned in both the House of Commons and the House of Lords, as well as most recently completing internships at the 1267 and 1988 Al Qaeda and Taliban UN Sanctions Committees in New York and the UK Mission to the UN in Geneva. Adam is fluent in English and French, has a good knowledge of Portuguese and has recently started studying Arabic. Adam is a British national.
Lara Sievers - Brussels, 2013
Lara joined ID after completing her Master’s Degree in International Peace and Security at King’s College London, where she focused on diplomacy, the Middle East and the interplay of international law and international politics on contemporary security issues. She completed her undergraduate degree with a First Class Honours in European Studies at The Hague University and obtained a double degree, also in European Studies, from Sheffield Hallam University in the United Kingdom. Both prior to and after completing her undergraduate degree, Lara took classes in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies at Lund University in Sweden. She previously interned at the German Embassy in Prague and the German-Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Brussels. Lara is fluent in German, Swedish and English, has a good knowledge of Dutch and French and fair knowledge of Spanish. She is a citizen of Germany and Sweden.
Ben Young - London, 2013
Ben joined ID after completing an MPhil in International Relations at the University of Cambridge, where he focused on international organisations and global security and graduated with Distinction. His thesis explored US and EU relations with the Arab League during the 2011 intervention in Libya. Prior to this, he gained a First Class undergraduate degree in Politics and International Relations from the University of Manchester. His professional background is in political communications and consultancy, having interned at MHP Communications in London and worked as a Research Consultant with Lexington Communications in Manchester, where he focused on public engagement on large-scale housing and retail developments in North-West England. He has also interned in the United States Senate in Summer 2011, in the office of Senator Bob Casey Jr. He has a good knowledge of French and is a UK citizen.