The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) is an independent think tank that conducts research on geopolitical and defence & security issues for governments, non-governmental organisations and corporations. We provide practical solutions for challenges in a fast-changing world. Our multidisciplinary research agenda covers international and national security, defence planning, cybersecurity, resource and energy issues, and broader geopolitical and geo-economic developments. We conduct our research guided through innovative and data-driven approaches. HCSS works independently and in collaboration with its network of affiliated experts.

Working at HCSS

HCSS has a dedicated international staff, many of them graduates from major universities in the US, France, the UK, the Netherlands and elsewhere. We provide a challenging and exciting intellectual environment and opportunities for career growth. We look for highly qualified individuals with unique backgrounds, original views, and diversity in academic training and work experience. We firmly believe in prioritising qualifications and skills when making hiring decisions, without any discrimination based on personal characteristics such as race, religion, gender, age, disability, and sexual orientation.

The HCSS Internship Program

The HCSS internship program is a dynamic and varied opportunity in research, analysis, data, communication, networking, copy writing, and policy development. Internships at HCSS are for students only. You can find out more about The HCSS Internship Programme on the dedicated internship page. The latest open positions can be found below.

The HCSS Internship Program is run by internship coordinators Karlijn Velthuis and Benedetta Girardi


Current Vacancies & Internships

HCSS job openings are updated regularly. Below you can always find the latest vacancies.