PR en Communicatie stagiair (m/v)

Het Den Haag Centrum voor Strategische Studies (HCSS) zoekt  per direct een enthousiaste stagiair PR en communicatie. Als stagiair werk je mee aan het ontwikkelen en uitvoeren van communicatieplannen voor diverse projecten. Dit doe je door onder andere het mee-ontwikkelen en uitvoeren van sociale media strategieën, het creëren van website content, en het verbeteren van onze online zichtbaarheid.

HCSS biedt een afwisselende stage in een internationale organisatie, waarbij je in aanraking komt met een breed palet van actuele onderwerpen, waaronder internationale veiligheid, cyberveiligheid en grondstoffen schaarste. Tijdens de stage ervaar je hoe het is om mee te draaien in een team van professionals binnen een kleine, internationale denktank waar het werktempo veelal hoog ligt door strakke deadlines. Onze projecten worden uitgevoerd in opdracht van onder andere de Ministeries van Buitenlandse Zaken en Defensie.

Solliciteer voor maandag 26 juli 2017

De taken bestaan onder andere uit:

  • Mede-opstellen van communicatie/PR plannen voor diverse projecten, en ondersteuning van de praktische uitvoering
  • Webredactie en sociale media content  schrijven, onderhouden van sociale media kanalen
  • Schrijven en/of bewerken van blogs, interviews, persberichten en factsheets. Mogelijk ook andere vormen van content zoals video’s en audio materiaal
  • Ondersteuning media monitoring/analyse op de terreinen die relevant zijn voor HCSS, identificeren van kansen om op de actualiteit in te spelen
  • Mede-opstellen en versturen van mailings en nieuwsbrieven 

De stagiair heeft het volgende profiel:

  • Derde- of vierdejaars HBO/WO student communicatie / media
  • Een hands-on mentaliteit, creatief en pro-actief; toont initiatief
  • Is in staat vernieuwende ideeën in te brengen en uit te voeren
  • Kan zowel zelfstandig als in teamverband functioneren
  • Heeft affiniteit met de onderwerpen waar HCSS aan werkt
  • Heeft een goede beheersing (mondeling en schriftelijk) van zowel de Nederlandse als Engelse taal
  • Is in staat complexe informatie te vertalen in duidelijke en aansprekende boodschappen voor relevante doelgroepen
  • Ervaring met het gebruik van sociale media
  • Website redactie ervaring
  • Ervaring met het bewerken van beeld en geluid (video’s, podcasts) is een pré
  • Vaardigheden met  het ontwerpen van infographics en/of andere design vaardigheden is een pré

Voorwaarden:

  • Alleen studenten ingeschreven aan een onderwijsinstelling komen in aanmerking;
  • Kandidaten moeten in staat zijn minimaal 24 uur per week te werken. De voorkeur gaat uit naar een fulltime stage (40 uur); 
  • Stageperiode: 4 maanden
  • De kandidaat die geselecteerd wordt, moet een verklaring omtrent gedrag (VOG) van het Ministerie van Justitie kunnen overleggen.
  • Start stage: per direct

Optie

Naast een meewerkstage is het uitvoeren van een (stage/afstudeer) opdracht in overleg mogelijk.

Praktische informatie

De stagiair ontvangt een stagevergoeding. 

Adequate begeleiding is gedurende de stage aanwezig, door twee stage coördinatoren. Er worden vooraf leerdoelen vastgesteld en gedurende de stage vindt op minimaal drie momenten een evaluatie gesprek plaats. 

Interesse? Solliciteer dan door de volgende documenten op te sturen naar info@hcss.nl

  • een CV met minimaal twee referenties  
  • een motivatiebrief, waarin je beschikbaarheid is aangegeven
  • een bewijs van inschrijving aan een onderwijsinstelling, geldig voor de gehele stage periode
  • een kopie van een (meest recente) officiële cijferlijst
  • een recente schrijfopdracht in het Engels, bij voorkeur een persbericht, nieuws artikel of (korte) blog

Alleen complete sollicitaties worden in behandeling genomen. Succesvolle kandidaten worden uitgenodigd voor een gesprek.

Stuur je sollicitatie in vòòr maandag 26 juli. 

De stage start in september of indien mogelijk eerder. 

HCSS Internship for the Cyber Policy and Resilience Program and Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC)

Job description:

Interns are an integral part of our team and are therefore encouraged to actively engage with events, publications, and project management. Interns provide important research and administrative support to HCSS. This position will expose the candidate to the writing process for publications, logistical elements of event-planning, strategic communication, and creating initiatives within a think tank.

The intern will work closely with the Directors, Project Manager, and Analysts working on projects pertaining to cybersecurity and policy, and more specifically support the activities of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC). HCSS initiated the GCSC initiative and functions as its Secretariat together with the EastWest Institute.

Application deadline: to be announced

Start date: end of October/beginning of November 2017

Duration of the internship: 6 months 

About the HCSS Cyber Policy and Resilience Program and the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace:

HCSS’ portfolio is increasingly focusing on policies, international cooperation, competition, and conflict in cyberspace. This includes conceptual and data-driven research of the cyber threat landscape, as well as diplomatic, security, and legal implications of cyberspace in the context of international peace and security. 

Our main area of emphasis is to bring together the new  field of cybersecurity with traditional national security and international relations.

Through global engagement and thought leadership, the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) will develop proposals for norms and policies to enhance international security and stability and guide responsible state and non-state behavior in cyberspace. The GCSC will engage the full range of stakeholders to develop shared understandings, and its work will advance cyber stability by supporting information exchange and capacity building, basic research, and advocacy. Over the next three years, the Commission will physically meet a number of times a year at various locations worldwide. For more information about the GCSC, please visit www.cyberstability.org

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct research to support the activities of the Director and program staff. Help draft policy briefs and reports.
  • Handle logistical and administrative issues for program events and activities
  • Manage program contacts and knowledge
  • Assist with public relations, especially social media and website
  • Draft formal correspondence and take notes at sessions

Requirements:

  • The successful candidate will need an entrepreneurial ethos and a collegial spirit while also being an effective communicator.
  • Demonstrated interest in international affairs, particularly in the cyberspace field, through academic work and/or experience, is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent academic background. Must be at least an undergraduate, but preferably a graduate student.
  • Must work well with others and interact professionally with senior figures.
  • Excellent command of English; proficiency in Dutch or other languages is considered a plus.
  • Outstanding writing and synthesizing skills.
  • Ability to work independently and to multi-task.
  • Knowledge of research methods; strong quantitative skills are considered a plus.

Eligibility:

  • Availability: the internship is fulltime. Candidates must be able to commit to working 40 hours a week. 
  • Candidates must be authorized to work in the Netherlands.
  • Candidates must be enrolled as a student at a university during the whole internship period.
  • Successful candidates are asked to provide a certificate of good conduct (‘Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag’), available from the Dutch Ministry of Justice.

Application Procedure

To apply, send the following items to info@hcss.nl 

  • A curriculum vitae, including a list of references with contact details
  • A cover letter (one page)
  • Proof of university enrollment
  • Copy of official transcript of academic grades
  • A writing sample (up to 2 pages) answering one of the following questions:
    1. Is a cybersecurity treaty realistic in the short-term? If so, what would it contain? And if not realistic, why?  
    2. Consider a way in which the Netherlands could exercise more effective foreign policy for international cybersecurity. What are the advantages and limitations of this approach?

Practical information

The HCSS internship for the Cyber Policy and Resilience Program and Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) is paid.

The candidate will gain valuable skills, experience, knowledge, and contacts in the international policy community.

HCSS internships attract a large number of outstanding candidates from around the world and are highly competitive. HCSS only considers candidates that submit a complete application and fulfill all eligibility requirements. Successful applicants will be invited for an interview.

HCSS Internship

The HCSS internship is a dynamic and varied opportunity in research, analysis, data, communication, design, networking, copy writing, and policy development. We are an independent think tank specialised in geoeconomics, security, and future trends. Interns contribute to high-impact products for clients including governments, international organisations, research organisations, the private sector, and NGOs. The HCSS internship offers an excellent springboard for future careers in a wide range of fields.

Start date: October 2017

Deadline to apply: Monday 7 August 2017 

Requirements

Candidates should have an excellent academic background, strong transferable skills, and a keen interest in the topics covered by HCSS research. Further requirements include:

• Outstanding analytical, writing and synthesizing skills
• Excellent command of English; proficiency in Dutch or other languages is considered a plus
• Knowledge of research methods; strong quantitative skills are considered a plus
• Knowledge of advanced internet search strategies
• Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
• Flexibility and ability to multi-task
• Positive professional attitude
• Strong work ethic and willingness to learn
• Prior work or internship experience is considered a plus.

Eligibility

• Candidates must be enrolled as a student at a university during the whole internship period.
• The minimum internship period is four months; a period of six months is preferred. Interns should be able to commit to working 40 hours a week.
• Successful candidates are asked to provide a certificate of good conduct (‘Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag’), available from the Dutch Ministry of Justice.

HCSS frequently receives questions regarding the above eligibility requirements, especially regarding the enrollment. The enrollment requirement means you need to be able to provide a proof of enrollment from a university that is valid for the entire duration of the internship. If you are unable to provide this, unfortunately you are not eligible. 

Application Procedure

To apply, send the following items to info@hcss.nl:

• A curriculum vitae, including a list of references 
• A cover letter
• Proof of university enrollment
• Copy of official transcript of academic grades
• A one-page writing sample (exclusing bibliography if relevant) answering one of the following questions:
1. Consider a trend which could affect the security of the Netherlands in the next decade. What is being done to address the issue? What more could be done?
2. Consider a way in which the Netherlands could exercise more effective foreign policy without increasing military expenditure. What are the advantages and limitations of this approach?
3. Consider a policy which could help the eurozone improve its competitiveness. What are the advantages and limitations of this policy?
4. Consider a tool or methodology which could add value to HCSS products. What are its advantages and limitations?
5. Design an infographic which communicates the main message of an HCSS report in very few words.

Dutch speakers are asked to write their cover letter in English and their writing sample in Dutch.

Practical Information

Start date: October 2017

Deadline to apply: Monday 7 August 2017 

The HCSS internship is paid.

The HCSS internship program attracts a large number of outstanding candidates from around the world and is highly competitive. HCSS only considers candidates that submit a complete application and fulfill all eligibility requirements. Successful applicants will be invited for an interview.