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Thursday, 1 October 2015
Internship at the International Institute of Social Studies
Deadline: 11 October 2015
Open to: students on at least a Bachelor or Master university level in a
Remuneration: a small stipend
Institute for Social Studies (ISS) is an international graduate school
of policy-oriented critical social science in The Hague and forms
part of Erasmus
University Rotterdam. It carries out research, teaching and public service
in the field of development studies and international cooperation. The
Management and Support Organization (MSO) is responsible for providing support
to staff and students at ISS. MSO consists of several teams, one of which
supports externally-financed research and institutional capacity development
projects. Staff working in the research and project support team are in day-to-day
contact with academic staff, ISS management, donors, potential cooperation
partners and external policy makers in the field of development studies and
international higher education.
As an intern you will provide administrative support for
project and research activities. These can include assisting at all stages of
the project cycle from acquisitions through to implementation e.g. support to
looking for funding opportunities, writing funding proposals, compiling
documents and files, preparing and taking part in meetings, minute taking,
preparing communications, organisation of activities, and occasionally
accompanying our project officers to stakeholder visits. Part of the internship
can be spent on the writing of a paper or assignment in the framework of
All applicants must be students on at least a Bachelor
or Master university level in a relevant field interested in at least one
of the following areas:
International law or finance.
The Internship duration is a minimum of 3 and a maximum
of 12 months. For periods longer than 3 months only EU-nationals can apply.
A good level of English, in speech as well as in writing is expected. ISS also
expects a positive and proactive attitude, a strong willingness to learn, an
interest to interact in a multi-cultural environment, a capability to perform
assigned tasks independently and accurately, and a motivation to work hard when
An internship at ISS offers the opportunity to improve
service orientation, writing, organisational, administrative and communication
skills. Intern can also learn how to organise and prioritize his/her work and
improve computer skills. ISS offers a small stipend which will not be
sufficient to cover the living costs in The Netherlands. With its
extensive international staff and student base, the ISS hosts many social
activities that intern is welcome to partake in. This includes an annual BBQ,
social events and gatherings for MA and PhD students, cultural fashion shows,
excursions and seasonal festivities.
How to apply?
The deadline for applications is 11 October 2015. To
apply for to the internship vacancy please send your CV, a letter of
recommendation from your professor and a proof of registration at
your university that covers the period of your internship. Furthermore, a cover
letter in which you argue why you are interested in ISS as an institute,
the work of project support in particular, what you would like to learn, what
specific skills you will bring to our team and in which period you are
available. If you need to write a paper or assignment for your studies, please
add a short outline of your proposal. Please send all documents to email@example.com.
The internship can start as soon as possible.