Internships at VERTIC

Intern for Verification and Monitoring

Status: No longer accepting applications
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week
Prefered reporting date: 16 June 2019
Duration: Three months
Location: Bethnal Green, London

VERTIC has been promoting and researching verification issues since its foundation in 1986. Its fundamental philosophy remains unchanged; policy decisions are better when supported by verified information. We work with government agencies, international organisations, research institutes and academia, as well as, more occasionally, the media.

Scope of Work: Working in the Verification and Monitoring Programme (VMP), the successful candidate will have the opportunity to:

  1. Prepare research briefs for the VM Programme;
  2. Work with nuclear fuel cycle modelling software;
  3. Present work to VERTIC staff and project partners, as appropriate;
  4. Provide research support to the VM Programme as required;
  5. Write on an approved topic to be published in VERTIC’s quarterly Trust & Verify; and
  6. Provide support on logistical and administrative tasks as assigned, including potentially for workshops;
  7. Gain first-hand experience on the operational aspects of working for an independent research and capacity-building organisation.

Work is likely to focus on researching technical aspects of different stages and types of facility in the nuclear fuel cycle and modelling their production capacity using dedicated software. Interns will be able to carry out independent research in support of VM Programme projects, under the mentoring and supervision of VM Programme staff. Interns will also be able to take the initiative in helping to identify topics and avenues for research for project and programme work as well as for Trust & Verify.

Requirements: Applicants should possess or be studying for a Graduate/Master Degree in the field of International Relations, Arms Control, Natural Sciences (with a preference for Physics) or Nuclear Sciences and Engineering.

Candidates with a background in Natural Sciences and/or with experience in software modelling are especially encouraged to submit an application.

The ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate curiosity, motivation and capability to learn from a variety of disciplines and use a range of research methodologies. Given the technical nature of our research projects, candidates should be comfortable with understanding basic scientific and numerical information.

Remuneration: Our interns are paid (London Living Wage, presently £10.55 per hour).

Application: To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter highlighting your experience and the skills you will bring to VERTIC and attach a list of referees by email, citing ‘Intern in the Office of the Executive Director’ in the subject line to vertic[at]vertic.org.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday, 16 June 2019.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview to be held on Wednesday, 19 June 2019. For candidates not currently resident in London, VERTIC will be happy to arrange an interview via teleconference.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we will be unable to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

When responding, please indicate where you saw this advert. Please note that due to the expected volume of applications, only those applicants selected for an interview will receive a reply. Many thanks for your understanding in this.

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