Internship with SIPRI’s Military Expenditure and Arms Production (MILAP) programme

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Internship with SIPRI’s Military Expenditure and Arms Production (MILAP) programme 2

Position description

SIPRI’s Military Expenditure and Arms Production (MILAP) programme is seeking two interns from 1st of September 2024.

As an intern at SIPRI, you will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in peace and security research and contribute to the Institute’s research activities. SIPRI is an independent international institute whose core mission is to undertake research and activities on conflict, peace and security. SIPRI is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture.

As an intern at SIPRI, you will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in peace and security research and contribute to the Institute’s research activities. SIPRI is an independent international institute whose core mission is to undertake research and activities on conflict, peace and security. SIPRI is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. 

Internship position

This is a position under the supervision of a MILAP researcher. The intern will assist the team in all aspects of the programme’s work and activities (qualitative and quantitative research, desk research and publications; design, planning and implementation of activities; liaison with partner organisations; programme’s visibility). 

While the internship will primarily focus on contributing to data collection, the tasks assigned will enable the intern to develop further research skills.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Assist with finding, assessing and entering/adjusting data on military expenditure and arms production for the relevant databases, as well as for externally-funded projects;
  • Identify new potential sources and validating them with the MILAP team;
  • Support MILAP data launches by participating in the preparation of the Fact Sheets;
  • Support other MILAP activities (meetings, seminars and workshops);
  • Review, fact check and proofread MILAP Yearbook chapters and other output as well as reports to external funders;
  • Support the MILAP team in preparing answers to requests for information or comment from media outlets or other external queries.

Qualifications

  • Interns will need to be linked to an educational programme through a university (or equivalent), have insurance through the university, and have a contact person (e.g., an educational facilitator)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English; additional languages will be seen as an advantage;
  • Strong research and analytical skills;
  • Proactive and self-motivated;
  • Background studies in international security, political economy or defence economics, in related field, will be a plus;

The internship can be part or full-time for up to 6 months, depending on availability. The work can be performed in-person and/or remotely, depending on the location and preference of the intern, and in coordination with SIPRI.

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