This is a full-time, but temporary, position over four months (September – mid December), working at the IEA offices in Westminster. The assistant will be responsible for helping with the IEA’s extensive international outreach and student outreach programmes.
It is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious individual to gain experience working at a think tank. The role will involve working directly with the External Relations Manager on an exciting new international project as well as assisting with the running of our current outreach programmes.
Key skills required:
Good IT skills (Microsoft Office and uploading content to website). Some training regarding the website will be offered but the ability to pick things up quickly and confidence with technology is important
Good organisational skills and the ability to coordinate events
Excellent communication skills including writing short articles for the website and the ability to concisely summarise research
Languages would be beneficial but are not required (particularly German, French or Spanish)
Willingness and ability to learn quickly and respond to a variety of different situations
Good people skills and a pleasant manner
An interest in, and knowledge of, classical liberal ideas and the free market
Tasks the successful candidate will be expected to carry out include:
Helping to organise events
Communicating with schools, speakers, politicians and those who work for think tanks abroad
Contributing to discussions on strategy and future developments
Efficiently summarising research papers
Assisting staff with research
Helping to update the website
Assisting with the day to day running of the outreach programmes
Salary/Stipend – Travel and lunch costs will be covered by the IEA, and additionally, we will pay a very modest stipend.
Closing date for applications: Friday 16th August
Please send a CV and cover letter, detailing why you would be suitable for this role, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also offer a range of internships, please look at the internships page on our website for details about these.