Offre de stage à l'ISS (Addis Abéba et Pretoria)

Institut d’Études de Sécurité (ISS)

Du 1er juin 2013 au 31 déc. 2013

Addis Abéba et Pretoria



The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) is a pan-African established think tank working in the area of African human security. Its objective is to mainstream human security perspectives into public policy processes and to influence decision makers within Africa by providing timely, empirical research and contextual analysis of relevant human security issues to policy makers, area specialists, advocacy groups, and the media. The work of the ISS is organized through five Divisions (Governance and Corruption, Conflict Prevention and Risk Analysis, Conflict Management and Peacebuilding, Transnational Threats and International Crimes, Crime and Justice,) and four Regional Offices (Pretoria, Addis Ababa, Nairobi, Dakar). ISS, in partnership with Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), offers 2 internship positions: 1 at Addis and 1 at Pretoria. Each intern will be placed under the direct supervision of a Senior Researcher. Both will work in the Division of Conflict Prevention and Risk Analysis (CPRA) and be mentored by a senior researcher from the Division.

Principal duties and responsibilities

  • Assist the Senior Researcher with background research;
  • Design and undertake desk and field research, under the mentorship of a Senior Researcher, and publish ISS papers as appropriate (ISS Today, Policy brief);
  • Attend specific seminars/workshops/conferences and prepare relevant reports;
  • Prepare minutes of specific meetings as per the senior researcher’s guidelines;
  • Summarize discussions from the Situation room morning briefings;
  • Produce scientific articles on one of the thematic subjects mentioned above, under the supervision of the senior researcher;
  • Any other tasks assigned by the Senior Researcher.


The candidates should:

  • Be nationals from francophone West African countries;
  • Be aged of less than 30 years;
  • Have at least a Master degree in Politics, Law, International Relations or in related fields;
  • Be well organized, self-motivated and reliable, with a strong interest in Governance, Security and Justice issues;
  • Have followed relevant coursework and (previous research experience is highly desirable);
  • Have a high proficiency in English (writing and speaking). Interview will be conducted in English and a written test will be performed;
  • Have computer skills (i.e., Microsoft Office, Excel, Internet applications, Power point);
  • Be able to work under pressure and in a multicultural environment.


The ISS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving employment equity in the workplace. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


The internships will each be for an initial period of six (6) months, with the possibility of extension to 12 months, depending on programme needs and funds availability. The interns will perceive a stipend equivalent of USD 952 per month. Accommodation and return air ticket in economic class, by the most direct flights from and to the countries of origin will be provided. The interns will ensure that they have appropriate entry visa in the country of internship. The ISS will assist in securing a stay visa for the duration of the internship.

How to apply

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should forward letters of application, accompanied by a CV and three references to: Mr Isaac Sihadi on email at no later than March 1st, 2013.

The Institute will only contact short-listed candidates for interview. Interviews will take place in the first week of April 2013. The name of the selected candidates will be announced around 15th of April 2013

Assumption of duties

The assumption of duties is planned for June 1st 2013.



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