Alpha: Internship Opportunity

Project Alpha works to understand and counter procurement of technologies with a use in UN-restricted nuclear and missile programmes, as pursued by Iran, North Korea, and others. The Project has numerous strands that contribute to this objective, including educating industry on export controls and proliferation risks, researching the techniques used by proliferators to acquire goods illicitly, and conducting international outreach to improve the implementation of trade controls in third countries. Alpha also actively supports the work of UN organisations, the IAEA, and national governments.

The Alpha team are looking for one or more interns to work with the project for the academic term, with possible extension over the summer. The primary and initial focus of the internship will be admin support to the team, but interns may also have the opportunity to conduct and publish research. Duties are as follows:

  • To work closely with Alpha staff in the preparation and running of a series of workshops
  • To assist the project staff in maintaining the project’s website
  • To organise travel for project staff and assist staff in claiming expenses
  • To assist Alpha’s staff in the preparation of articles and other briefing material on proliferation-related procurement by conducting open source research and analysis
  • To conduct open source research under the direction of the project staff into illicit WMD procurement

Candidates should be able to commit to working in the office for at least two half days per week, should have excellent organisational skills (with experience of event organisation and management), and should have impeccable writing skills.

Interested parties should send CVs and cover letters to Lucy Johnson ( lucy.johnson@kcl.ac.uk )