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Intern – EU and Global Affairs unit

Research
Internship
36 hours
Department
Research
Job type
Internship
Hours workweek
36 hours
Description

The Netherlands Institute of International Relations 'Clingendael' is a leading think tank and academy on international affairs. Through our analyses, training and public debate we aim to inspire and equip governments, businesses, and civil society in order to contribute to a secure, sustainable and just world.

The Institute has three departments: Research, Academy and Corporate Staff. The Research Department is looking for a:

Intern – EU and Global Affairs unit

for 36 hours per week (full time) for a period of 5 or 6 months starting at 1 September 2020.

Purpose of the position

The Research department of the Clingendael Institute is currently looking for a talented, highly motivated intern to support research activities on EU enlargement policies (specifically towards the Western Balkans), as well as the European Neighbourhood region (especially the Eastern dimension). The Research Department consists of Research units on the EU & Global affairs, Security and Conflict and Fragility. Within the EU & Global Affairs unit, you will work on the EU’s Neighbourhood and Enlargement policies.

Your work will take place mainly in the context of a) the Clingendael Balkan Hub, a project in which Clingendael engages with think tanks from the Western Balkans in joint research and activities on a variety of issues related to EU-Western Balkans relations, and b) a variety of projects Clingendael conducts for the Netherlands’ MFA/MoD on EU enlargement and the European Neighbourhood Policy. Main clients include the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs, EU institutions, NGO’s as well as the private sector. Potentially other activities will be employed as well.

The intern would work in close consultation with (senior) research fellows.

Tasks

  • Research assistance (desk research, setting up and performing research interviews, co-authoring) for the aforementioned projects;
  • Organisational assistance for (public) events, lectures and seminars, in particular contributing to content-preparation and practical organisation (i.e. inviting and identifying relevant speakers, participants, etc.);
  • Organisational assistance for unit meetings, in particular contributing to content-preparation, practical organisation and meeting reports.

Qualifications required

  • MA (political science, international relations, European studies or similar).
  • Knowledge about the EU and the regions surrounding the EU is an asset.
  • Proven research and writing skills.
  • Organisational skills
  • Good command of English. Command of Dutch / Serbo-Croatian / Albanian / Russian is to your advantage;
  • Team player, but also capable of working independently on the basis of instructions.
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately, comfortable with deadlines;
  • Candidates must be enrolled as a student at a university during their internship.

Clingendael offers

  • An internship period of five months; a period of six months is also possible.
  • The opportunity to gain practical, policy oriented research experience in one of Europe’s top ranking think tanks, in close cooperation with our researchers and stakeholders as policy makers, academics and (international) organisations;
  • Ability to build up a network in the field;
  • A stipend of € 450,- gross per month (36 hours per week).

Further information

Further information about the position can be obtained via e-mail from Mr. Wouter Zweers, Research Fellow (wzweers@clingendael.org). Further information about the procedure can be obtained from Ms Thera Kosian, HR Advisor (hr@clingendael.org ). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic it is unclear yet if we are able to work in the office. For now cooperating with colleagues will take place foremost online.

Interested?

Interested candidates can send an application letter together with a curriculum vitae no later than 12 July to hr@clingendael.nl. Selection will take place end of July. Please indicate the vacancy number - 20.06.22 - of the position you are applying for in the subject of your e-mail as well as in your application letter.

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