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.


Current interns

Fleur ten Hacken - London 2015

Fleur joined ID in January 2015. In 2014, she completed her MA in International Peace and Security at King's College London, focusing on diplomacy and human rights. She wrote a dissertation on the impact of the International Criminal Tribunal of the former Yugoslavia on accountability.

Before Fleur joined ID, she did an internship at the political department of the Dutch embassy in London, where she worked on diverse issues such as the European Union, Ukraine, Hong Kong and Afghanistan. In 2011, she interned at an advocacy organisation in the Palestinian territories, where she researched the Palestinian quest for UN membership. She has also volunteered for an NGO that supports education in developing countries, and has taught English in Beijing for three months.

Fleur speaks Dutch, German and is conversational in Mandarin. She is a Dutch citizen.

Carmen Hidalgo Staub – New York, 2014

Carmen joined ID in December 2014. Originally from Germany, she graduated from the University of Bern in Switzerland with a B.S. in Economics and Political Science. Additionally, Carmen lived in East Asia for several years where she studied Mandarin and East Asian history. She last worked for Amnesty International USA in Chicago, where she completed an internship in the development department, working on donor acquisition and stewardship. Thereafter she was hired as Field Organizer for the Midwest, where she mobilized and educated civilians in the struggle for human rights domestically and abroad.

Besides a working proficiency in Mandarin, Carmen is also fluent in German, Spanish and Swiss-German. She is interested in mediation and non-violent conflict resolution, human rights, and Sino-relations.