Internship Opportunity: Publications team August/September, 2017 – January, 2018

ISDP is seeking an intern for our publications team for the duration of four to five months during the fall semester of 2017. The intern will work closely with the Editor and assist in the editing process.

Job profile

  • Proofreading/copy-editing/lay-out of ISDP publications
  • Administrative assistance related to publications
  • Background research and news gathering for senior staff members
  • Assisting in the everyday activities at ISDP

Qualifications and Competences


  • Proficiency in English (at a level of native English speaker)
  • Undergraduate degree in arts, social sciences, economics, area studies or law
  • Strong interest in international affairs
  • Excellent coordination and communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail


  • Strong research and drafting skills with a flair for writing
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of an international team
  • Computer skills, knowledge of InDesign
  • Previous experience in editing is an advantage

Application process

Send your CV, motivation letter and a written sample (all documents should be in English) to Lisa Bäckman at before April 3rd, 2017. 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. Please write “Publications team internship” in the email subject section. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an editing test and successful candidates will later be contacted for an interview.

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

Please note that all intern 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.