Financieel-administratieve stage - OPEN

HCSS zoekt een gemotiveerde student voor een financieel-administratieve stage van 4 maanden, die zo snel mogelijk kan starten.

Stage opdracht: het vergelijken van verschillende boekhoudkundige softwarepakketten, hierover adviseren, en vervolgens voor het gekozen pakket het opzetten van (KPI) dashboards (financieel/ projectvoortgang, etc.)

Vereiste kwalificaties/vaardigheden

  • WO student in één van de volgende richtingen: business administration, (business) information management, financial accounting of vergelijkbaar;

  • Uitstekende beheersing van de Nederlandse taal (gesproken en geschreven);

  • Goede beheersing van de Engelse taal (gesproken en geschreven);

  • Ervaring met boekhoudkundige software;

  • Is in staat om verschillende boekhoudkundige softwarepakketten met elkaar te vergelijken en kan (KPI) dashboards creëren (financiële/projectvoortgang, etc);

  • Functioneert goed in een dynamische werkomgeving waar het werktempo veelal hoog ligt.

Wij zoeken creatieve, proactieve persoonlijkheden met een ‘hands on’ mentaliteit.

Voorwaarden

  • Kandidaten dienen ingeschreven te staan aan een universiteit gedurende de gehele stageperiode

  • Kandidaten dienen ten minste 24 uur per week beschikbaar te zijn, de voorkeur gaat uit naar een fulltime stage (40 uur per week)

  • Duur van de stage: 4 maanden

  • Succesvolle kandidaten worden gevraagd om een ‘Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag,’  aan te vragen via het Ministerie van Veiligheid en Justitie, te overleggen.

Veelgestelde vragen:

Kan ik solliciteren als ik niet langer ingeschreven sta (recent afgestudeerd)?

Helaas niet, HCSS stages zijn alleen voor studenten die staan ingeschreven bij een onderwijsinstelling. Zonder een bewijs van inschrijving kunnen we je sollicitatie niet in behandeling nemen.

Praktische informatie

Solliciteer door de volgende documenten zo snel mogelijk te sturen naar: info@hcss.nl

  • een CV inclusief 2 referenten met contactinformatie;

  • een motivatiebrief

  • een bewijs van inschrijving geldig tijdens de gehele stageperiode

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

De stage is betaald.

HCSS General Internship Program - deadline: 18 November 2018

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 specialized in global trends, security, and geo-economics. Interns contribute to high-impact products for clients including governments, international organizations, research organizations, the private sector, and NGOs.

Deadline to send your application: 18 November 2018

Start date: February 2019

The HCSS internship offers an excellent springboard for future careers in a wide range of fields, interns are involved as full-fledged team members in research-projects. Activities can range from conducting background research, data collection and analysis, co-writing reports and papers, to being involved in the organization of workshops and conferences. This way, interns gain valuable work experience in a professional environment, which helps them in their future development and careers in both the public and private sector. Also, the HCSS internship offers the opportunity to build and expand your professional network.

Please apply only if you are available for the above mentioned start date.  HCSS recruits interns all year round; later start dates will be announced in due time. 

Requirements

Candidates should have a first rate academic background, strong transferable skills, and a keen interest in the topics covered by HCSS research.

Further requirements include:

  • A strong basis of analytical, writing and synthesizing skills
  • Ability to think creatively and out-of-the-box
  • Very good communication skills in English, both orally and in writing; proficiency in Dutch or other languages is considered a plus
  • Quantitative research 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. Candidates residing outside of the Netherlands should provide a certificate from their country of residence. 

Frequently asked questions:

Can I apply if I am no longer a student (recently graduated)? 

HCSS internships are for enrolled students. Without a proof of enrollment, valid for the entire duration of the internship, you are not eligible. Your application will not be considered.

Is it possible to do a parttime internship?

Currently HCSS does not offer parttime internships within the General Internship Program.

Application Procedure
To apply, send the following items to info@hcss.nl by 18 November 2018 


• A curriculum vitae, including a list of references 
• A cover letter
• Proof of university enrollment, valid for the entire duration of the internship
• Copy of official transcript of academic grades
• A one-page writing sample (excluding 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.

Please apply only if you are available for the above mentioned start date. HCSS recruits interns all year around; later start dates will be announced in due time. 

Practical Information

The HCSS internship is paid. 

HCSS only considers candidates that submit a complete application and fulfill all eligibility requirements. Successful applicants will be invited for an interview.

HCSS Public Relations Internship - new deadline to be announced

The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) is looking for an enthusiastic PR & Communications intern. HCSS offers a dynamic internship in an international organization, where you will work on different topics such as global trends, international security, cyber security and resource scarcity. You will experience what it is like to work in a team of professionals in a small, international think tank. As an intern you contribute to developing and executing communication strategies for HCSS projects. Responsibilities could include, amongst others: article editing, creating and drafting social media content, drafting of press briefings and newsletters, supporting HCSS media monitoring, assistance in developing social media campaigns, updating and maintaining social media channels, helping with website maintenance, and contributing to the promotion of HCSS publications.

Required Skills

Candidates should have/are

  • an excellent verbal and written command of English; fluency in Dutch is desirable but not mandatory;
  • in pursuit of a degree in journalism, communications, political science, international relations or similar;
  • previous experience with PR/media, especially in video/audio. Multimedia skills are highly desirable;
  • a proven interest in the topics HCSS works with;
  • the ability to work in a dynamic and fast paced environment. Due to tight deadlines, the pace is often high.

We are looking for creative and proactive personalities with a hands-on mentality.

Eligibility:

  • Candidates must be enrolled as a student during the entire duration of the internship;
  • Candidates must be able to commit at least 24 hours a week. A full time internship (40 hours a week) is strongly preferred;
  • Duration of the internship: minimum of 4, maximum of 6 months;
  • Successful candidates are asked to provide a certificate of good conduct (‘Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag’) by the Dutch Ministry of Justice and proof of enrolment valid for the entire duration of the internship;

There is a possibility, in consultation with HCSS, to combine the internship with a graduation assignment.

Frequently asked questions:

Can I apply if I am no longer a student (recently graduated)? 

HCSS internships are for enrolled students. Without a proof of enrollment, valid for the entire duration of the internship, you are not eligible. Your application will not be considered.

Practical information

Apply by sending the following documents to info@hcss.nl

  • A curriculum vitae, including references;
  • A cover letter, indicating your availability;
  • Proof of enrollment valid for the entire duration of the internship;
  • A recent written text in English, preferably a press release, news article or a short blog (max 1 A4)

Only complete applications are considered. Successful applicants will be invited for an interview.

The internship is paid.