Internship opportunity: Join IRW as our new Project Officer

Do you want to help the IRW team inform public, academic, and policy debates on the changing nature of warfare? Have you got the skills to bring our core message across on our website, social media, and podcasts? Do you want to be part of a cutting-edge team that collaborates with interdisciplinary scholars, civil society, and policy makers? Apply to become IRW’s new Project Officer and help us improve our programme and impact!

As Project Officer, you will facilitate the work of the rest of the IRW team by taking the lead in the administrative tasks involved in running a research programme.

In any given week this role can include:

  • Leading public engagement through our website and social media channels
  • Producing the monthly ‘Remote Warfare Round-up’, collating and summarising the latest developments in remote warfare for a mixed audience
  • Managing shared drives, calendars, and task lists
  • Scheduling, chairing and documenting internal and external meetings
  • Preparing briefing notes, position papers, and other materials for programme events
  • Identifying and pursuing funding opportunities to help the programme expand
  • Identifying and facilitating opportunities for collaboration with external societal partners

Alongside these general tasks, you also provide additional support for a number of programmes and ongoing projects. You will have the opportunity to expand your role with more research-related tasks throughout the internship.

Project Officer profile
This position has a strong research profile and would be best suited for a former (or current) student of Conflict Studies, International Relations, or other related fields with strong writing skills.

You are available for a minimum of 6 months, on a minimum of 8 hours a week, preferably 16. Our communal office days are Thursday and Friday, but as project tasks might continue during the week, you should be able to manage your time flexibly.

Interested in joining the team? Write a 500-word motivation letter and send it to Dr. Lauren Gould at l.m.gould@uu.nl before Friday 30 September 2022.