Internships at Alert are intended and designed both to make a practical contribution to the work of the organisation through fulfilling identified duties and responsibilities, and to offer a learning opportunity for the intern. In this case, the opportunities to learn will focus around the substance of the new projects and the design and start-up phases of project management. There will also be opportunities to interact with other members of Alert’s staff and participate in meetings where appropriate.
The purpose of the intern for Peacebuilding is to provide day to day administrative and research support to International Alert’s (Alert) developing work on understanding the gender dynamics of violent extremism and current approaches to preventing/countering violent extremism (PVE/CVE). The role will assist with desk based research, the production of policy papers, internal knowledge sharing and general administrative duties.
Duties and Responsibilities
The main focus of this internship is to provide administration and research support to the Peacebuilding Advisory Unit (PAU) in its research and advocacy work on gender and PVE/CVE. Other programme support tasks will arise and some may be at short notice.
Core tasks will include:
For this role, the skills, qualifications and experience listed below are important, but we believe that to be great in this job you are likely, first and foremost, to have a talent for research – assiduous attention to detail and the capacity to be imaginative in identifying and tracking down the appropriate literature and identifying its main themes and utility – combined with the ability to express precise findings in a clear and accessible way. This is what we will be looking for above all else.
As it is unlikely that we will be able to obtain a Work Permit for this role, all job applicants must already have the right to work in the UK.
Closing date: 17 March at 5pm (UK time). Interviews will take place on Wednesday 29 March.. Start date: from 24 April.
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