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Supporting Leaders Intern

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20 Nov 2018
About Tony Blair Institute for Global Change:

Each internship is different and set for a period of 8 weeks. Please only apply if you are available for the duration of July and August 2019.  

Interviews will be scheduled in the first two weeks of December. You will be contacted via email if you are successful. 

At the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change we are dedicated to making globalisation work for the many, not the few. We do this by helping countries, their people and their governments, address some of the most difficult challenges in the world today – beginning with those where we think we can break new ground, offering leaders new thinking and new approaches. Our staff – over 200 of them, based all over the world – are working on some of the most intractable problems around issues of co-existence, governance, the peace process in the Middle East and renewing the centre.
Focus of the Role:
The Supporting Leaders programme works through delivery partners in Nigeria (and Kenya subject to funding approval) to build community resilience to religious extremism, working with influential and trusted religious and community leaders to understand and respond to local needs and the diverse, complex drivers of extremism and conflict.  The Supporting Leaders model takes a holistic approach to addressing both push and pull factors, seeking to change the thinking of those who may be sympathetic to extremist narratives (if not necessarily active) and those who hold views that if not conducive to extremist thinking, do not challenge it, whilst also building the resilience of those who may be vulnerable to extremist thinking through exposure to its messaging in contexts where many of the structural drivers of extremism persist.

We are seeking a summer intern to help us to prepare for an international lessons seminar in November 2019 and to help support redesign of project interventions flowing from our internal M&E of the work, which generates large volumes of communication and data with our delivery partners.

What We Look For in Our People:

The successful candidate will have recently graduated or be on course to graduate with a 2:1 or higher in political science, anthropology, psychology, sociology or a related discipline. They will have familiarity with project cycle management and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning systems. They will also be competent in using all basic Microsoft Office platforms including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Applicants must be available to work for the duration of the contract, and already hold the right to work in the UK.


The overall objective of the intern’s assignment is to help us prepare for and plan a major international lessons seminar to held in November 2019, aiming to collate and present lessons and evidence on working with religious leaders to counter and prevent extremism with a view to influencing policy in this space. This will involve planning and logistics, engagement with internal and external stakeholders to prepare background papers and event briefings, as well as collaboration with the MEL team to assist with the cleaning and analysis of data to support production of the evaluation reports underpinning the seminar.


  • Assist with desk-based research on analysis, findings and lessons learned across the CVE/Inter Religious Action sector.
  • Assist the Project Teams in using a variety of methods to collect, analyse and report qualitative and quantitative field data from delivery partners.
  • Assist in the preparation of reports and presentations to key internal/external stakeholders.
  • Identify and support rectification of any data issues, including recommendations for improvement of data collection and analysis methods.
  • Support with a variety of planning and logistics tasks relating to organisation and delivery of the seminar.
  • Liaise with the Monitoring and Evaluation Team and other departments across the Institute as necessary.

values we look for:

  • COURAGE… because to tackle global challenges, we must innovate and take smart risks
  • COLLABORATION… because when we work together and with external partners, we can overcome even the largest problems
  • COMPASSION … because our work is ultimately about improving people’s lives

What can we offer in return

  • Guidance and mentorship
  • Exposure to exciting international projects
  • Opportunity to develop new skills and learn in a collaborative work environment

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