Internship Opportunity: Institute for Security Studies,Addis Ababa Ethiopia.

ISS Addis Ababa: Internship

Closing date: 31 July 2013

The African Centre for Peace and Security Training (ACPST) is mandated to enhance the ability of practitioners to make and implement policies that improve human security in Africa primarily through short courses and workshops. The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) created the Centre in 2011 with support from the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. Based in Addis Ababa, the Centre offers short courses on a wide range of human security issues in either French or English to practitioners working on human security concerns in Africa.

In a bid to improve the efficiency of the Centre and also pass on valuable skills in the areas of training on human security issues to young professionals, the Centre seeks to recruit an intern to be based in the ISS Addis Ababa office. The intern will report to the head of the ACPST.

Duties: The qualified intern will contribute to and learn from the work of the Centre in the following areas:

  • Running courses and workshops: researching and designing courses; collating and vetting applications; preparing and collating course materials; arranging travel and accommodation for participants; and monitoring and evaluating courses
  • Website upkeep: collating and adding materials to the ACPST website; registering members; and updating the ACPST alumni and experts databases
  • Outreach: designing and distributing bulletins, brochures and other marketing materials

Requirements: The successful applicant will

  • Hold a master’s degree in the social sciences or law and be at the beginning of their career. Holders of degrees in other fields that can demonstrate the relevance of their discipline and training to the work of the ACPST will also be considered
  • Have a broad understanding of human security issues across the African continent
  • Be bilingual in English and French with fluency in one and working knowledge of the other
  • Have some knowledge of website management and the use of social media
  • Be very comfortable operating in a multicultural environment

Remuneration and duration: A monthly stipend will be provided. The length of the internship will be for an initial period of 6 months with a possibility of extension for an additional 6-month period depending on the performance of the intern and availability of future funding.

How to apply: Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should forward letters of application, accompanied by a CV including the names and addresses of three referees to, Ms Yemissrach Tadesse on email at

Ethiopian candidates who meet the above requirements are encouraged to apply


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