The Nordic Africa Institute

Research Internship - Projects on the UN Security Council and its Elected States

20 weeks spring 2023. The project is managed by Angela Muvumba Sellström, Senior Researcher.

2023-01-16 – 2023-06-04

Objective of the internship

Research interns at NAI learn from an interdisciplinary environment. Through this internship, the intern will have the opportunity to gain knowledge on the subject area as well as working in a research institution. Under the direction of the project leader, the intern will primarily be focusing on key duties but also get a chance to participate in some institutional activities.

Key duties

  • Assist in data collection, analysis, and event organisation, particularly regarding an expert webinar series for women’s mediation networks, with the Folke Bernadotte Academy
  • Carry out background research on conflict and peacekeeping profiles, for future NAI UNSC briefings and publications

Qualifications and required skills

  • MSc or BSSc candidacy in peace and conflict research studies, development studies, or other fields related to the project theme.
  • Familiarity with issues related to peace and security and gender and conflict issues in African countries is a plus.
  • Understanding or interest in working with high-level political and diplomatic representatives.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Good academic writing skills and a very good level of oral and written fluency in English.
  • Knowledge in Swedish is meritorious.
  • The intern will be supervised by a NAI researcher but should have an ability to work independently.

Any questions regarding the internship can be sent to project manager Angela Muvumba Sellström or HR-generalist Dan Åkhagen.

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