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The Clara Marina O’Donnell Fellowship

The Clara Marina O’Donnell fellowship has been established in memory of Clara, who died of cancer at the age of 30 in January 2014. She worked as a researcher at the Centre for European Reform, mainly covering foreign and defence policy, for seven years. For some of that period she was based at the Brookings Institution, in Washington DC.  She graduated in European Studies from King’s College London, before taking a Masters in International Relations at the University of Cambridge.

This fellowship programme is therefore managed by Brookings (the Centre for the United States and Europe), Cambridge (the Department of Politics and International Studies), Kings (the Department of European & International Studies) and the CER.

We are looking for a bright, enthusiastic researcher to work at the CER in London.

Applicants should have completed their university education by the start of the internship or be in the early years of their career. They should have an interest in foreign, security or defence policy, broadly defined. At the CER they would be expected to write a policy brief as well as shorter pieces, and to assist colleagues with their work. They might also have to take on some administrative tasks, though that would not be main part of the job.  The fellow would spend an expenses-paid week in Washington DC at the Brookings Institution. He or she would also be expected to work with Cambridge and Kings, for example by taking part in their seminars.


Applications for 2017 have now closed.