Tony Blair Institute for Global Change Summer Associate Internship Programme

At the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change we are dedicated to making globalisation work for the many, not the few. We do this by helping countries, their people and their governments, address some of the most difficult challenges in the world today – beginning with those where we think we can break new ground, offering leaders new thinking and new approaches. Our staff – over 200 of them, based all over the world – are working on some of the most intractable problems around issues of co-existence, governance, the peace process in the Middle East and renewing the centre.

Applications are invited for:

Job Position: Summer Associate Internship Programme

Job Requisition ID: JR000910

Job Location: Nigeria

Job type: Full time

Role Summary

    • We are hosting an exciting Summer Associate Internship Programme for ten weeks within our Anglophone West Africa country teams (The Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone), commencing June 2024 for exceptional candidates who are passionate about politics and the ability to create change by working in and with governments.


    • Our Internship Programme will provide you with diverse experience, working with colleagues both in country and across the globe. You will have the benefit of working on an innovative programme within our growing project portfolio and business development activities.


    • During the Internship Programme, you will support specific projects that support political leaders across all the levels at which we offer advice, help create impactful change, be mentored by colleagues, and receive a holistic understanding of life at TBI.


    • Whether our colleagues are at TBI for a few years, or a large share of their career as they grow and progress within the Institute, their experience positions them to have a huge global impact.


Key Responsibilities ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

Our Internship Programme will provide you with the opportunity be involved in some or all the following:

    • Develop research, analysis, written insights and other deliverables for clients and country leadership


    • Support projects or development opportunities as TBI advises political leaders on strategy, policy and delivery with technology as the enabler across all three dimensions


    • Support delivery of high levels of project impact, facilitating nimble performance tracking and coordination where required


    • Apply and learn from new and innovative approaches to supporting change and deliver impact


    • Help develop strategies/frameworks and approaches


    • Support project teams in the development of reports, presentations and other relevant documents


Person Specification

    • We welcome applications from those in their second or third year of undergraduate degrees


    • We are looking for changemakers who have:
        • A passion for politics and strong political acumen


        • A work ethos focused on team success with genuine motivation for colleagues’ performance, growth and well-being


        • An insatiable curiosity for data


        • A deep interest in generating original insights and performing in-depth analysis


        • Experience of being an entrepreneurial self-starter


        • Proven ability to conduct high quality desk-based research




    • You should be comfortable in performing challenging analysis and structured problem solving


    • It is essential you have a proactive and hands-on attitude, not afraid to roll-up your sleeves to get the job done and take ownership of your work


    • You should be legally resident and have the right to work in Nigeria (Abuja) and you should expect to bear any accommodation or boarding costs



The compensation for this role is competitive.

Note: We encourage early application as we reserve the right, if required, to close this role ahead of the date advertised.


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