Call for Internship Applicants

December 13, 2018

Call for Applicants  

Internship at the Aleppo Project, Shattuck Center on Conflict, Negotiation, and Recovery 

Type: 10 hrs / week (with possible extension) 

Start date: January 25th, 2019 

End date: May 25th, 2019 (with possible extension) 

About the Aleppo Project  

The Aleppo Project is an open collaboration among Syrian refugees, students, academics, and policy experts focused on rebuilding urban life after conflict. The project is based in Budapest at the Shattuck Center on Conflict, Negotiation and Recovery at the Central European University’s School of Public Policy.  

At the end of the internship, the intern will gain specific experience in conflict and post-conflict research and relevant project management skills. This internship opportunity will be paid.  

The intern’s tasks will include:  

  1. Develop and conduct a research project related to the Aleppo Project that will be published on the website. (See Research Project below for details.)  

  1. Research, edit and prepare articles and reports to be published on the Aleppo Project website.  

  1. Organize workshops and meetings with focus groups and experts, and / or organize panels and events related to the Aleppo Project.  

  1. Connect and maintain relationships with the Aleppo Project and Syrians working in Aleppo or in the fields related to the Project.  

  1. Promote and maintain the Aleppo Project’s presence on social media.  

Research Project  

The intern will be encouraged to develop a research idea related to the Aleppo Project at the beginning of their internship. It should pertain to an important policy issue related to Aleppo or Syria. The intern will be guided over the course of the internship on how to conduct the research and design the project. The intern will finalize their findings in a report that will be published on the Aleppo Project website.  

Qualifications, Skills and Competencies  

  1. Knowledge about conflict-related issues, knowledge of Syria 

  1. Ability to collect, process and analyze complex data and information  

  1. Self-motivation and capacity to conduct independent research  

  1. Ability to stay organized and prioritize tasks 

  1. Understanding of the research design process and developing policy analysis  

  1. Knowledge of Indesign, WordPress and social media skills are an asset  

  1. Knowledge of cultural sensitivity related to the conflict  

  1. Knowledge of Arabic is an asset  

  1. Knowledge of website management and WordPress is a plus 

Interested candidates should submit their CV, and a cover letter or statement of purpose explaining what kind of research they are willing to conduct during the internship period to by January 10th, 2019 Selected candidates will be contacted for an interview by January 15th, 2019