The International Crisis Group is an independent organisation working to prevent wars and shape policies that will build a more peaceful world.
Field research. Our expert analysts engage directly with all parties to a conflict as they conduct research on the ground, share multiple perspectives and propose practical policy solutions.
Sharp analysis. We publish comprehensive reports and timely commentaries to inform decision making and shape the public debate on how to limit threats to peace and security.
High-level advocacy. We work with heads of government, policymakers, media, civil society, and conflict actors themselves to sound the alarm of impending conflict and to open paths to peace.
Crisis Group has some 130 staff members on five continents, composed of around 40 nationalities.
Employment at Crisis Group provides challenging and intellectually stimulating opportunities whether based in the field or in one of our advocacy offices. Alongside colleagues from varied backgrounds, many of whom already have distinguished track-records in the academic as well as public domain, the organisation provides a unique work environment. Staff members are supported and encouraged to enhance research and analytical skills, contribute to the development of policy recommendations and through strategic advocacy initiatives, be part of the debate in resolving some of the most intractable conflicts of our time.
Crisis Group provides its staff with competitive salaries as well as a benefits package that includes five weeks of holiday leave, a retirement plan that includes an employer contribution, and health plans for medical, vision and dental coverage. Many field based positions are home based. For roles that are based in an office we are flexible with remote work. Crisis Group’s compensation and benefits program is designed to attract, reward and retain talented and capable people worldwide, as well as to reflect the organisation's core values.
Crisis Group offers exceptional opportunities for recent undergraduate and graduate students. As a volunteer or intern you will be able to take what you have learned in university and use it to make a practical contribution towards the prevention and resolution of deadly conflict. Opportunities generally last 3–6 months depending on the location, and provide individuals with a rewarding, hands-on experience. These opportunities range from working on research projects with field analysts in Dakar, Bishkek and Bogotá to working with our EU/UN/U.S. advocacy teams in Brussels/New York/Washington to organising major events as part of our development team or supporting our communications team in the Brussels headquarters. Internships and volunteer opportunities are unpaid; we do contribute towards costs for lunch and daily transport.