Careers and Internships

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The Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKI) engages in
independent research of Sri Lanka’s international relations and strategic interests, to provide insights
and recommendations that advance justice, peace, prosperity and sustainability. The Chairman of the
Institute is the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka. LKI seeks high-achieving and self-motivated
candidates who meet the criteria for the following position.

Statement of Equal Opportunity

LKI does not discriminate against any applicant on the ground of an individual’s race, ethnicity, religion, creed, sex, disabled status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or other status protected by law.


As a student fresh out of secondary school, LKI gave me an opportunity to work closely with highly skilled individuals in the field of international relations which allowed me to gain fresh perspectives on issues of the current world.

Meera Sivasubramaniam

University of Melbourne, Australia

Growing up with the passion of pursuing a career in International Relations and Law, LKI turned out to be one of my strongest pillars, empowering my passion in this very field in countless ways.

Shihan Maharoof

Trinity College, Kandy

LKI proved to be the greatest stepping stone for me, as it introduced me to a career which, unlike others, gave me the opportunity to act independently and expand my networks. It is the best place for anyone who is looking for a highly active and intellectual working environment.

Mindula Bulumulla

University of Colombo

During my internship I was thankful for the level of responsibility handed to me, and was able to gain confidence in independently carrying out the allocated tasks. Furthermore, LKI’s small size afforded me the possibility to interact with all staff, and participate and gain knowledge of all the areas of the organization.

Ramesh Ganohariti

Leiden University, Netherlands

When I look back on my internship at the LKI, I am nothing but grateful, as I experienced a definite learning curve both professionally and academically.

Senanee Abeyawickrama

NYU Abu Dhabi
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