Internship – Conflict and Peacebuilding in the Caucasus, Sweden

Publish Date: Dec 19, 2015

Deadline: Jan 04, 2016

SIPRI's Conflict and Peacebuilding in the Caucasus project is seeking an intern. The position will commence on 1 February and run through to 31 March 2016, and is located at the SIPRI headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden.

About the project:

The SIPRI Conflict and Peacebuilding in the Caucasus project aims to analyse emerging security and conflict challenges across the Caucasus and identify conflict management and peacebuilding initiatives to promote peace and stability in the region. The project is conducted in cooperation with expert groups in Europe, the South Caucasus and the Russian Federation, and is part of a larger European Union research initiative, Security and Democracy in the Neighbourhood: the Case of the Caucasus (CASCADE), which examines the relationship between security and democratization in the region.

About the internship:

SIPRI is globally recognized for its excellence and authority on peace and security issues.  Its reliable data, publications, and conferences inform governments, international institutions, and academia. The internship is an exceptional educational opportunity. You will receive an excellent insight into the work of the SIPRI Conflict and Peacebuilding in the Caucasus project and will have a possibility to learn from SIPRI’s expertise on the subject. In addition, during your internship you will interact with our research staff and attend workshops and events within SIPRI as well as events and conferences conducted by partner organizations in Stockholm.

Research tasks for the intern, which will be conducted under the supervision of the person in charge of the SIPRI Conflict and Peacebuilding in the Caucasus project:

  • Structuring and analyzing the public speeches, interviews, and articles by the high level officials of the Russian Federation
  • Structuring and analyzing academic articles on the Caucasus
  • Collecting data on violence in the Caucasus region
  • Collecting and structuring statistical data on the Caucasus region, including military expenditure, arms transfers

Desired qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a Master’s degree or a recent graduate from a Master’s programme
  • Detail-oriented and extremely organized
  • Excellent team player but capable of meeting goals independently
  • Experience with qualitative research
  • Comfortable with Microsoft Office
  • Excellent Russian and English writing and speaking skills

Please note that this is an unpaid internship position and that SIPRI is unfortunately unable to assist with living arrangements in Stockholm.

To apply, please send the following documents (in pdf) to Ekaterina Klimenko ()

  • Letter of motivation
  • Resume (including reference contact details)
  • Writing sample (optional; max. 2-4 pages)

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