Institute for Economics and Peace

FSI Faculty Mentor:

Alberto Díaz-Cayeros, Senior Fellow, FSI

About the Institute for Economics and Peace:

The Institute for Economics and Peace is the world’s leading think tank dedicated to developing metrics to analyze peace and to quantify its economic value. It does this by developing global and national indices, calculating the economic cost of violence, analyzing country level risk and understanding positive peace.

The research is used extensively by governments, academic institutions, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, and by intergovernmental institutions such as the OECD, The Commonwealth Secretariat, the World Bank and the United Nations. The Institute was recently ranked in the top 15 most impactful think tanks in the world on the Global Go To Think Tank Index.

Founded by IT entrepreneur and philanthropist Steve Killelea in 2007, the Institute for Economics and Peace is impacting traditional thinking on matters of security, defense, terrorism and development.


The FSI Global Policy fellow will work for a 10-week period during Summer 2018 out of IEP’s Sydney, Australia office. The intern will work primarily on the Institute’s Mexico Peace Index program ( by collecting and analyzing data, preparing reports, and working on state-by-state engagement in Mexico. The intern may also work on other research related to IEP’s annual Global Peace Index, a measurement the state of peace in 163 countries according to 23 indicators that gauge the absence of violence or the fear of violence. The student will work closely with the Institute for Economics and Peace’s Mexico office.

Eligibility and Skills Required:

The internship is open to continuing undergraduate students in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.3 or higher. All majors are welcome to apply. Applicants should have a familiarity with Mexican current events (politics, security, and society).

Additional Requirements:

  • Basic quantitative and qualitative research skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as in group settings
  • Advanced Spanish language skills

Language Requirement:



The internship is located in Sydney, Australia. IEP has additional offices in New York City and Mexico City.

Visa Requirements:

Student must be eligible to travel to Australia and must have a passport valid until March 2019. The student must obtain an Australian Work and Holiday visa in order to participant in the internship. FSI will help finalists with the visa process.


FSI is committed to providing its opportunities to students regardless of financial constraints. FSI’s Global Policy Fellows are provided with a stipend to cover travel and living expenses during the summer. These stipends average $6,400 per student. Students must submit a budget with their estimated costs along with their application. 


Applicants will be asked to submit:

  • Application Form
  • Name of faculty reference (letter of recommendation is not required)
  • CV/Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Budget


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Please Note: You may only apply to one FSI Global Policy Internship.