ISS Addis Ababa: Research Intern, Training for Peace

The ISS is seeking an intern based in Addis Ababa to support Training for Peace (TfP) project activities. This internship provides a unique opportunity to contribute to research on peace operations in Africa, and better understand peace and security dynamics on the continent, and relevant United Nations (UN) and African Union (AU) frameworks.



Overview of duties

  • Assist in conducting research on African peace and security dynamics, the African Peace and Security Architecture and other issues relevant to TfP’s work
  • Assist in conducting research and analysis on UN and AU peace operations
  • Assist in organising and coordinating events
  • Assist with planning communication and coordination
  • Assist with administration and logistics
  • Undertake other activities assigned by the TfP Project Manager


Overview of requirements

  • A post-graduate degree in peace and security studies, international relations, political science, African studies or a related field
  • Good research and analytical skills, with an interest in Africa’s peace and conflict dynamics, peace missions and UN and AU peace and security frameworks
  • Individuals with work or research experience in African peace and security frameworks, and UN and AU peace operations, are encouraged to apply
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English, with proficiency in French an advantage
  • Computer literate, working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite and data analysis software (e.g. Excel, SPSS or R) is advantageous
  • Organisational skills, attention to detail and the ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Enthusiasm for teamwork and collaboration in a dynamic, multicultural environment


The contract will be for 6 months and a monthly stipend will be offered.


How to apply

Email your application to [email protected]. Applicants must provide a cover letter and detailed CV, including at least three contactable referees. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


Closing date
: 15 July 2024