Internship Opportunity: Asia Team, Spring 2017

Every semester ISDP admits applications for internship positions from recent university graduates or graduate students. Candidates will be able to commit four to five months during the spring semester of 2017. The intern will work primarily with ISDP’s Stockholm China Center under the Asia Program, but also with other Asia-related activities at ISDP. 

Job profile

  • Assist senior staff members in program activities
  • Conduct research for senior staff members
  • News gathering and reporting
  • Assist in the every day-to-day work at ISDP

Qualifications and Competences


  • Undergraduate degree in social sciences, economics or law
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Strong research and drafting skills
  • Excellent coordination and communications skills


  • Ability to work independently and work in an international team
  • Experience of, or interest in Asia

Application process

Send your CV, motivation letter and a written sample (all documents should be in English) to Lisa Bäckman at The position will be filled as soon as possible

A written sample can be a university paper you have written in English. It should be minimum 2 and maximum 4 pages. An excerpt from a longer paper you have written is also accepted. In your application please state which geographical area or topic of ISDP’s work that you are interested in. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview either in person or over phone.

Due to the high number of internship applications we regret that we may not respond to all requests.

Please note that all internship positions at ISDP are unpaid and that we are unable to admit interns over summer and winter holidays.

The Institute for Security & Development Policy

The Institute for Security and Development Policy is a Stockholm-based independent and non-profit research and policy institute. The Institute is dedicated to expanding understanding of international affairs, particularly the interrelationship between the issue areas of conflict, security and development. The Institute’s primary areas of geographic focus are Asia and Europe’s neighborhood. The Institute strongly believes in ethnic diversity, gender equality, and religious and political freedom and firmly stands for it in all aspects of its work.