Voluntary Intern, Research Unit

  • Volunteer
  • Brussels, Belgium

Voluntary Intern, Research Unit

Job description

The International Crisis Group is seeking an intern to volunteer for six months with the Brussels Research Unit, starting in May 2017. The voluntary internship would suit a candidate with a recent degree in international relations, conflict studies, political science or similar. 


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Research and draft background materials on conflict issues for Research Unit and field staff;

  • Assist with the preparation and publication of CrisisWatch, Crisis Group's monthly bulletin on conflict around the world;

  • Assist with monitoring conflict prevention resources and maintaining and updating the Research Unit's intranet;

  • Assist in updating Crisis Group's website;

  • Carry out administrative duties relevant to the Research Unit's work; and

  • Provide general administrative support to the Brussels office.


  • A degree in international relations, conflict studies, political science or similar; 

  • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of conflict/peace and security issues; focus on sub-Saharan Africa or Asia an advantage;

  • English language skills at native-speaker level; French or other language an asset;

  • Professional experience within an international relations environment/NGO desirable;

  • Highly organised and able to pay close attention to detail;

  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office and online research tools; and

  • Authorisation to work in Belgium. 

If interested, please apply by 31 March 2017.