Starting date : 1 December 2020
Duration : 7 months (with possibility to prolong)
Gross salary per month : CHF 1,500 (100%)
swisspeace is a practice-oriented peace research institute. swisspeace contributes to the improvement of conflict prevention and conflict transformation by producing innovative research, shaping discourses on international peace policy, developing and applying new peacebuilding tools and methodologies, supporting and advising other peace actors, as well as by providing and facilitating spaces for analysis, discussion, critical reflection and learning.
swisspeace offers a variety of courses and postgraduate programs in cooperation with the University of Basel.
To support the Continuing Education team we are looking for an Intern / Trainee (100%).
Support the organization of courses (2-5 days each, taking place at the University of Basel)
Support the course administration (e.g. applications, course material)
Support advertising activities (e.g. mailings, flyer)
Coordinate and revise academic assignments
Manage communication with participants and faculty
BA (higher degrees will not be accepted) in international relations, social sciences, business administration, or similar disciplines
Strong communication skills, affinity for academic writing is an asset
Strong organizational skills, reliable and paying attention to detail
Self-initiative, able to work independently and as part of a team, able to work under pressure
Excellent IT skills (MS Office, particularly Excel and Word, online platforms)
Proficiency in English (C1); good command of German or French
We offer you
A challenging internship in an attractive field of work with political relevance
Gaining insights in all of swisspeace's thematic areas and meeting experienced academics and practitioners from all over the world
A positive working atmosphere in a dynamic and international team
Good working conditions and attractive work place in Basel, Switzerland.