The Centre for Global Constitutionalism at the University of St Andrews is pleased to announce its call for interns for the 2017–18 academic year. We are seeking motivated students with interests in the Centre’s core areas of research (constitutionalism; global governance; international law, institutions, and organisations) as applied to a wide range of issues including security, human rights, trade, refugees and migration, and the environment.

Interns will assist with the organisation of Centre events and complete a research project that will be included in our Junior Scholar Working Paper Series. We are also keen to improve our engagement with students within the School of IR and beyond, members of the local community, and other universities and stakeholders; applicants with previous experience in outreach and media relations are thus especially welcome.

Skills and capabilities in applicants


  • Initiative and strong time management skills
  • Good written and spoken communications skills
  • Willing to contribute 3 to 4 hours per week on an ad hoc basis
  • Flexibility


  • Experience doing independent research
  • Experience with social media promotions, marketing, and event organisation
  • Potential to be available over summer

Application procedure

All interested undergraduate and MLitt students are encouraged to apply. Please submit the following documents to

  1. CV
  2. Statement of interest (no more than one A4 page) detailing your goals for the internship, how you could contribute to Centre, and how the experience would benefit your future development
  3. A short essay of 500 words responding to the question: “What is the most pressing issue or challenge in global governance today?”

The deadline for applications is Monday, 25 September. The selection of successful applicants will be announced soon thereafter.

Internships are currently unpaid. Questions can be sent to the Centre’s email address.

We look forward to receiving your applications,

Dr Adam Bower and Dr Mateja Peter, CGC Co-Directors

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