Corporate Engagement Intern at International Alert

We are looking for a full time intern to join International Alert’s Economic Development for Peace team, with a specific focus on helping with the update of Alert’s seminal Conflict Sensitive Business Practice guidance.  This will also be an opportunity to provide broader research support on corporate engagement and political economy efforts.

Conflict Sensitive Business Practice (CSBP) is a way for companies to operate in conflict-affected settings in a way that mitigates business risk while reducing any negative impacts on the environment.  Following the publication of its original guidance on CSBP in 2005, Alert has gained considerable experience supporting companies in its application in a wide range of environments.  To mark the ten year anniversary of the publication, and in acknowledgement that there have been significant developments in debates on corporate responsibility, Alert is reviewing lessons learned and building on the existing guidance in order to develop further guidance and tools relevant in an evolving environment. 

You will be responsible for:

-          Undertaking research for the CSBP update, including desk top research,  literature reviews, and participation in stakeholder consultations

-          Supporting the development of new CSBP guidance materials and tools

-          Broadly supporting research in the Economic Development for Peace team for the purpose of building its corporate engagement and wider political economy work.

-          Providing administrative logistic support on CSBP meetings and consultations

-          Supporting other activities of the Economic Development for Peace team on an ad-hoc basis

You will have excellent research, writing and organisational skills, a knowledge of the role of the private sector in peaceful economic development and the ability to engage with a range of stakeholders, including senior business leaders.

Note: The above are some of the requirements for the job. For the full job requirements and an application pack (the person specification section of which will form the basis of short-listing), please visit In your application, please indicate the full job title of the role you are applying for.

To apply, please send a completed INTERN application form and equal opportunities form to [email protected] , both of which can be found under ‘Downloads’.

Please note we do not accept CVs

As it is unlikely that we will be able to obtain a Work Permit for this role, all job applicants must already have the right to work in the UK.

Closing date: 16 Nov at 5pm (UK time)

Interviews will take place week commencing 23 Nov.

Start date: as soon as possible thereafter

While International Alert will endeavour to contact all candidates within a reasonable time, this may not always be possible due to limited resources.  Therefore, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, you can assume that your application has, on this occasion, been unsuccessful. International Alert is an equal opportunities employer. All applicants will be judged strictly on the basis of merit.


International Alert helps people find peaceful solutions to conflict.

We are one of the world’s leading peacebuilding organisations, with nearly 30 years of experience laying the foundations for peace.

We work with local people around the world to help them build peace. And we advise governments, organisations and companies on how to support peace.

We focus on issues which influence peace, including governance, economics, gender relations, social development, climate change, and the role of businesses and international organisations in high-risk places.

Job title: Corporate Engagement Intern

Location: London

Closing date: 16 November 2015, 5pm