Our “LKI Next” programme aims to nurture the next generation of experts and professionals in Sri Lanka's international relations. The programme facilitates this in two ways. First, the programme selects outstanding students and recent graduates to be affiliated with LKI as Global Scholars, and contribute research assistance on an honorary basis. Second, the LKI Next programme provides internships to highly motivated young people with an interest in international affairs. Global Scholars are selected by invitation, based on the quality of their previous contributions to LKI research and programmes - as interns or through LKI's partnerships with external organisations. LKI interns are selected on the basis of competitive application: for more information, see here. For profiles of our Global Scholars and current interns, see below.