Turkey Institute (TI) is seeking an intern to work on certain research projects with the TI team.

  • Term: 4 or 6 months. Flexible hours
  • Workload:  Part-time (20h/week)
  • Remuneration: Travel and lunch expenses to be reimbursed

You will be expected to take a leading role in:

  • monitoring and analysing international media and Turkish language media on Turkey comparatively
  • drafting documents and publicity materials
  • assisting with the editing of documents and corporate material

Person Specification:

To be suitable for the role you will need:

  • strong skills in written and oral communication both in English and Turkish
  • strong research and media monitoring skills
  • to have a level of education which corresponds to completed or on-going university studies relevant for the tasks of TI including political science, international relations, economics, sociology, law and journalism; preferably undertaking a postgraduate degree and working or willing to work on Turkey for his/her dissertation/thesis
  • strong time management skills
  • an ability both to work autonomously and take responsibility for managing projects and to work well as part of a team
  • motivation and dynamism
  • an open mind and non-judgemental attitude
  • having a good undergraduate degree, preferably in social science, peace studies, religious studies, anthropology, politics or another relevant field.
  • studying or willing to study a postgrad degree in the fields mentioned above, preferably studying on Turkey

Turkey Institute:

Turkey Institute is a London-based centre of research, analysis and discussion on Turkey. It aims to offer high-quality analysis of the society and state in Turkey with special emphasis on domestic & foreign policy and the economy and to provide objective updates and organise high-level discussions on current issues, especially in relation to democratic governance, human rights, the rule of law and constitutional reform.

Its work is intended to benefit policy-makers, the media and other relevant stakeholders to enable a more nuanced and thorough understanding of a country whose politics is most convoluted and difficult to unravel but at the same time whose successes and failures have wider implications for the region and wider world at a number of levels including the political, economic, cultural and religious.

Turkey Institute is a non-partisan organisation, is not aligned with any political party or with any specific political movement in the UK or in Turkey, and it does not belong to any ideological camp.


To apply, please submit your application using the form below and attach the followings:

  • a covering letter explaining your interest in and suitability for this role.
  • a CV
  • written work

Interviews for the short-listed candidates: Week commencing 27th February 2017. If you have any questions, please contact us.

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