Independent Diplomat offers internships, lasting 4-6 months, to exceptional applicants seeking a rewarding, hands-on experience in all aspects of an NGO dealing with international relations. Independent Diplomat recruits year-round for internships. Please check our employment page for instructions on how to apply.

Current interns

Kyra Luchtenberg – Brussels, 2018

Kyra joined ID Brussels in May 2018. She holds a MA in Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies from King’s College London and a MSc in Crisis and Security Management from Leiden University. Kyra also collaborates with the Middle East Centre of the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she was awarded a research grant to examine environmental peacebuilding in post-IS Iraq. Kyra has extensive field research experience in Iraq, and her earlier work includes examining the effects of displacement on women’s economic empowerment in Iraq for the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security. Kyra also interned at the Security Policy Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, where she focused on arms trade to the Middle East and North Africa.

Kyra is fluent in English and Dutch, and is proficient in Arabic.

Nathaniel Tonner – London, 2018

Nathaniel joined ID as a Programme Assistant in London in October 2018. He is a soon-to-be MSc International Relations graduate from the London School of Economics and Political Science where he focused on inter-disciplinary approaches to the study of genocide, conflict analysis, and humanitarian assistance and peace-building. During this time Nathaniel also completed a programme with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office centered on Diplomacy in the 21st century. Nathaniel holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Secondary Education from University College London and the Institute of Education, and a BA in History from Newcastle University.

Prior to joining ID Nathaniel worked in the education sector for six years. He completed the Teach First Leadership Development Programme in 2015 and volunteered with the NGO SKIP, where he focused on delivering high-quality education to families from an economically-disadvantaged district in northern Peru. Nathaniel also worked as a researcher for an international security consultancy focusing on non-proliferation developments and has held positions in China, Austria, France and Australia.