ISDP Internship Program: Publications team

ISDP is seeking an intern for our publications team for the duration of four to five months during the spring semester of 2018. 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, English, 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

To apply, submit the following documents by November 5th, 2017, by sending an email to Lisa Bäckman on All documents should be in English and in PDF format.

  1. CV
  2. Motivation letter
  3. A 2-4-page written sample in English. The sample could be a university paper or similar text. Excerpts from longer papers are also accepted.

State clearly which position(s) in the ISDP Internship Program you apply for. 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 internship positions at ISDP are full-time, 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.