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LIDC runs an internship for postgraduate students and recent graduates of master's courses. It is currently only open to:

  • Postgraduate students and recent alumni of the following colleges: SOAS, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Birkbeck, UCL Institute of Education, Royal Veterinary College, Queen Mary and City University)
  • Current postgraduate students at UCL’s Development Planning Unit and Kings College Department of International Development


  • Create and maintain editorial calendar
  • Draft social media content for use across LIDC’s Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
  • Garner users to like/follow for LIDC
  • Build and update media lists
  • Prepare weekly digital media reports
  • Assist in administrative duties
  • Assist with event logistics

Recent interns


Khadija is a Master’s student of Migration, Mobility and Development at SOAS: “These internships are made for students, and I would recommend applying to anyone who wants to expand their skills whilst studying.

Everyone in the office is so friendly, you feel welcome right away and the month ended up going too quickly!

Having the opportunity to write a blog post on an area of my interest allowed me to strengthen my non-academic writing skills and focus on a topic I was invested in, whilst researching content for the Development Matters podcast means that I’ve learnt a lot about development issues I didn’t know very much about before starting the internship."

See Khadija’s LinkedIn here.

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Lynsey is currently finishing her Masters in Education, Gender and International Development at UCL's Institute of Education: “The internship at LIDC has been great, and the team are really warm and welcoming.

I got some great insight into the work of LIDC and the importance of interdisciplinary research.

I was able to do some of my own research for an event on Public Private Partnerships, an area of research that I am interested in.

It was also great to help with the comms and let people know about the great events organised by LIDC. My month went by so quickly, and I’d definitely do it again!”

See her Linkedin page here.