Company Internship Scheme – Research on China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)

By 17th May 2024 No Comments

Do you aspire to work in a research environment for your career?

Do you have an interest in Chinese foreign and economic policy or Global China?

Would you like to spend three months working with a team of specialist researchers on China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)?

If so, please see this fantastic opportunity to work with ODI, an independent, global affairs think tank, as a Researcher, as part of the Company Internship Scheme.
The researcher will be required to work primarily on a scoping project to assess the role of Chinese provinces and provincial entities in the BRI. The output of this scoping work would be a report or working paper, co-authored by the researcher, potentially for publication on the ODI website.
Duration: 3 months
Start date: June-July 2024
Location: ODI office in London and/or remote working
DTP pathways: relevant to Civil Society, Development and Democracy (CDD), Security, Conflict and Justice (SCJ), Sustainable Growth, Business, Work and Economic Productivity (SBE) pathways, but open to all.
Selection: Candidates will be selected based on skills, fit and ability to commit to the role.
Candidates will need to submit their CVs and a short (max 1 page) cover letter detailing their interest in the work by 24 May 2024 by emailing Linda Calabrese ( with “WRDTP placement application” in the subject line.
Interviews will be arranged during the week of 27 May.
For more information or to discuss if this opportunity might suit you, contact with “WRDTP placement” in the subject line.
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