Current Vacancies

Paid Internship Opportunity  

ISD offers a rolling programme of paid internships with our busy global team. Working on either a part or full-time basis, interns commit to 4-5 days a week over a period of 6 months working with a range of teams in our central London office.

ISD welcomes applications from prospective interns who would like to be part of a dynamic international organisation committed to challenging extremism and polarisation through innovative projects. Depending on need, experience and aptitude, successful candidates will work either across our Policy and Research team (which includes the Strong Cities Network), or in our Communications, Technology and Education team. We are looking for exceptional graduates keen to learn from and support our flagship initiatives including the Youth Civil Activism Network (YouthCAN), the Online Civil Courage Initiative (OCCI) and our Digital Research Unit.

We aim to have 2-3 interns at any time. Interning at ISD offers a valuable opportunity for talented candidates looking to gain experience in the day-to-day running of cross-sector, multi-national initiatives with a focus on both the research and practical sides of countering polarisation and extremism.

Location: Central London
Type of Contract: Full time, Fixed Term 6-Month Contract
Start Date: ASAP
Salary: London Living Wage – currently £10.20 per hour
Closing date: 11th January 2019

Application process

If you would like to apply for this position, please read the full job description here.

Please send a one-page cover letter addressing how you meet the person specification and an up-to-date CV to [email protected] by 11th January 2019. Please note, exceptional candidates may be interviewed and appointed before this time.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and applications without a covering letter will not be considered. All applicants must have either EU status or right of employment within the UK.

 

Germany Manager 

ISD is going through an exciting period of growth and is in the process of establishing offices in Germany. We now seek an exceptional candidate to help drive our expansion in Germany across our programming areas, including through the Online Civil Courage Initiative (OCCI), policy engagement and research projects.

Location: Central London and/or Berlin
Type of Contract: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Salary: £35,000 – £45,000
Closing date: 2nd January 2019

Application process

If you would like to apply for this position, please read the full job description here.

Please send a one-page cover letter addressing how you meet the person specification and an up-to-date CV to [email protected] by 2nd January 2019. Please note, exceptional candidates may be interviewed and appointed before this time.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and applications without a covering letter will not be considered. All applicants must have either EU status or right of employment within the UK.

 

Speculative Applications 

ISD welcomes speculative applications from talented and dedicated individuals at all levels – intern to senior leadership – who would like to join our global team.  If you are committed to challenging polarisation and extremism in all its forms, please send a CV and cover letter (no more than 1 page) outlining your experience, ambitions and suitability to [email protected].

We are currently particularly open to receiving applications from those with:

• Marketing, communications, tech and data analysis experience
• French, German, Russian and Arabic language skills
• International capacity building and training expertise
• International policy experience (particularly in polarisation, education and counter extremism)

ISD staff receive competitive salaries and a range of attractive benefits including 5% pension contributions, 25 days holiday, flexible working, employee support & assistance programmes and an annual personal training budget.