When to apply
Applications for the summer 2014 internship program will only be accepted between 1 January and 31 January 2014.
Applications for the spring 2014 internship program will only be accepted between 1 September and 30 September 2013.
Applications received outside of these time periods are not possible.
The Center for Security Studies (CSS) and the International Relations and Security Network (ISN) are pleased to announce the 2013 internship program. Over the course of the year, the CSS/ISN will be offering a total of 10 internships to graduate and undergraduate students in their final year.
Applicants can choose from two internship options:
CSS internships are only available during summer holidays. Interns will be invited between mid May and early October, depending on the applicant's semester holidays and the availability of internships at the Center. ISN internships are available between January and April (spring internships) and during summer holidays. The place of work will be the CSS or the ISN offices in Zurich. All interns will be provided with office space and facilities as appropriate for their work.
Applicants choosing to intern with the CSS are expected to play an active role in the work of the Center by:
Applicants choosing to intern with the ISN are expected to contribute to the organization's content acquisition, information management and publishing activities. These include:
Graduate students or undergraduate students in their final year with the following skills:
Please note that due to Swiss labor laws only EU 25 / EFTA nationals (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Island, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom) may apply for an internship.
Both the CSS and ISN recommend that all applicants apply for a scholarship before coming to Zurich. Aside from providing a short list of relevant links, neither the CSS nor the ISN can assist in finding accommodation. Interns should therefore make the necessary arrangements prior to arriving in Zurich. The CSS and the ISN pay a stipend upon completion of the internship.
If you would like to apply for a CSS internship, please submit your complete online application including the following:
If you are interested in an ISN internship, please check the ISN internship website for application details.
Applications for the summer 2013 internship program will only be accepted between 1 January and 31 January 2013. Applications for the spring 2014 internship program will only be accepted between 1 September and 30 September 2013. Applications received outside of these time periods are not possible. Successful candidates will be contacted by 15 March 2013 and 31 October 2013 respectively.
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