Are you a recent graduate interested in doing a research internship?

The Flemish Peace Institute offers internships to mature students and recent graduates in the field of international relations, history, political sciences, conflict studies and related fields. 
Students with an interest in, and knowledge of, polarization, violent extremism, or arms trade and arms use qualify for a research-based internship. We also offer internships for communication majors with a keen interest in the topics mentioned above.

Please indicate whether you wish to be considered for

  • A research internship in the domain of violence and conflict in society
  • A research internship in the domain of arms trade and use
  • An internship focused on communication and outreach in the abovementioned domains

Both types of internships require a three-month full-time commitment.

What do we offer?

  • You gain experience with policy-oriented research and work in the unique research context of a para-parliamentary organization;
  • You work with a senior supervisor who has an acknowledged expertise in your field and who can help you take your work to a higher level;
  • You gain expertise in the domain of ‘Arms trade and use’ or ‘Dealing with conflict and violence in society’ by working with some of the experts in their respective fields;
  • You gain a profound insight in the communication challenges, opportunities and strategies around these issues;
  • You get access to office space, databases and library collections of the Institute;
  • You work in a small multi-disciplinary team of researchers;
  • You might qualify for a grant to help you cover your living expenses for the duration of the internship.

There are three internship periods:

  • January-March: application deadline: November 1 of the previous year
  • April-June: application deadline: January 20
  • October-December: application deadline: July 1

How to apply?

Candidates are requested to send the following documents to

  • a motivation letter indicating which exact program they wish to be considered for
  • a CV
  • references

Candidates will be informed within ten business days after the deadline.