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Internship Destinations

Knowing where to look to find information about internship opportunities can be confusing, so PAIS have tried to help out by providing you with a vast array of possible destinations. We also have opportunities which are specific to PAIS students!

You can find all of this information below, and remember, this list is not exhaustive. You need to go beyond this list and search for other opportunities too. Do make sure to keep an eye on this page though, as it will be updated when new opportunities arise!

If you are a bit stuck for ideas and aren't really sure which industry you would like to gain experience in, it might be useful to engage with self-awareness, and gain an idea of the skills you posess, discover your strengths and find out what motivates you.

Please note that PAIS does not endorse any particular organisation or internship programme listed below and we have no special link to them. You must contact organisations directly in order to make enquiries or apply.


Fleishman Hillard - EU Undergraduate Internship Programme

Deadline: Friday January 25th, 2019
  • Open to 2nd year undergraduates.
  • The internship will involve the following activities and responsibilities:
    • Attending public deliberations of the EU institutions
    • Press conferences and policy workshops
    • Drafting of briefing notes and analyses of EU policies, among others.
  • For more information about deadlines and the application process, please contact Dr. Sam Cooke or Professor George Christou in the first instance, not Fleishman Hillard.

Be Inspired

Possible Destinations

African Studies Association of the UK (ASA-UK)

African Women's Development and Communication Network (FEMNET)

Amnesty International
Article 19
Asian Development Bank Institute
British American Security Information Council (BASIC). PAIS Associate Professor, Dr. Trevor McCrisken, chairs this think tank.
The Bow Group
British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA)
Campaign Against Arms Trade. Volunteer programme only.
The Campaign for Freedom of Information
Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND). Volunteer programme only.
Centre for European Reform (CER)
Centre for Policy Studies (CPS)
Centre for Social Justice (CSJ)
Chatham House - The Royal Institute of International Affairs
Cherie Blair Foundation for Women
City Internships
Compass. Volunteer programme only.
Conciliation Resources
Fabian Society. Volunteer programme only.
Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO)
Foreign Policy Centre
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)
The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)
Legatum Institute
National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR)
New Economics Foundation (NEF)
New Local Government Network (NLGN)
Open Europe
Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Oxford Analytica

Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF)

Policy Exchange
Poverty Action Lab
RUSI (Royal United Services Institute)
The Smith Institute
Social Market Foundation
St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace Volunteer programme
The Taxpayers' Alliance
United Nations
United Nations Association UK - UN Internships
Unlock Democracy. Volunteer programme only.
War on Want
Warwick Undergraduate Internship Programme
The World Bank. Known to have an internship programme