Traineeship offers

The Centre for Security and Defence Studies (CSDS) of the Royal Higher Institute for Defence (RHID) offers a traineeship for a French-speaking researcher and a traineeship for a Dutch-speaking researcher for the academic year 2021-2022.

French-speaking researcher in International Relations

Description of the traineeship:

The trainee will conduct a study in the context of the Sahel and Sub-Saharan Africa research line on US interests and strategic priorities in Africa.
The trainee will write a document of 40 pages maximum in French or English that could eventually be published by the CSDS in the Focus Papers series.
The trainee will participate in the preparation and organisation of one or several conferences of the CSDS.

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Dutch-speaking researcher in International Relations

Description of the traineeship:

The trainee will conduct a study on the strengthening of the European pillar within NATO within the framework of the research lines Security and defence architecture, Europe and Transatlantic relations.
The trainee will write a document of 40 pages maximum in Dutch or English that could eventually be published by the CSDS in the Focus Papers series.
The trainee will participate in the preparation and organisation of one or several conferences of the CSDS.

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Required profiles

The trainee must hold a master’s degree or be a last-year student of a master in Political Sciences or International Relations;
Have a keen interest in security and defence issues;
Be able to formulate research questions, as well as to look for, gather and interpret information;
Have editorial skills in one of the RHID’s working languages: English, French or Dutch.

Practical details of the traineeship

The traineeship length will last a minimum of three months and a maximum of six months, and can take place in both the first and the second semester of the academic year 2021-2022. No traineeship is planned during the months of July and August ;
One of the CSDS’ researchers will coach the trainee for the duration of the traineeship ;
There is no financial compensation for the trainee. However, he/she can use the military premises (sport halls, catering facilities, etc.) and the necessary office material is put at the trainee’s disposal. There is no possibility for accommodation for the trainee.

How to apply?

Please email your CV and cover letter, mentioning the desired traineeship period, no later than 14 June 2021, to the following address: irsd-cesd-scvd@mil.be.
The interviews will take place at the end of June/beginning of July.