Internship at the European Strategic Intelligence and Security Centre (ESISC)
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Deadline: as soon as possible Location: Brussels Period: unknown
About ESISC ESISC (European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center) was established in May 2002, in Brussels, the seat of European institutions, of NATO, and of numerous European multinational corporations. Since its beginning, ESISC has specialized in the collection and analysis of all sources of intelligence (open and human) in the areas of security (terrorism, conflicts, piracy, organized crime, or social unrest), of geopolitics (stability of states, actual decision-making, foreign influences, conflicts), of the economy (markets, competition, legal security) and of due diligence. On the basis of intelligence collected, ESISC produces customized reports, analysis, and daily, weekly, or monthly briefings responding exactly to the needs of each client in his or her sector of activity and the geographical zone in which he or she operates. At the time when the reputation of a state, a person, or a business can be made and unmade on the web, ESISC has a team who specializes in monitoring social media and online media, the tracking of hostile individuals online, and the protection of an e-reputation. In 2005, ESISC developed a lobbying branch able of carrying out complex lobbying operations at the level of European institutions, national authorities of several countries, and international organizations such as the UN. ESISC also provides training in these different areas, both for the private sector and the public sector.
A team that is international, multidisciplinary (former military and intelligence officers, lawyers, sociologists, historians, economists, journalists, psychologists, etc.) and multilingual, with offices and employees in Europe, in the Arab world, in Africa, in North America, and in Asia allow us to rapidly and efficiently respond to all the needs of our clients. In the public realm, ESISC acts as a think tank; numerous members of the team engage regularly with the media, participate in university research, and publish reference works and scientific articles.
ESISC proposes various formats of full-time and part-time internships.
Important: Only for EU nationals or non-EU nationals in possession of a valid work permit. Ideally the intern should already be living in Brussels or in its surrounding due to administrative requirements. Recruitment sessions are organised several times per year, so there is no fixed deadline for application.
Monitor and analyse international media.
Monitor and analyse the threat caused by terrorism, organized crime, civil unrest and maritime piracy.
Write reports and background notes.
Qualifications and Experience
Master Degree or equivalent (preferably in Political Science/International Relations/Security Studies);
Fluent in English and French; additional languages, including Spanish, Russian or Arabic, considered as an advantage;
Excellent writing skills in English required; French is an asset;
Knowledge of current international affairs, including security, terrorism and defence issues;
Flexibility and ability to work in a small but international structure;
Excellent communication skills;
Capacity in planning, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on own work;
Dynamic and well-organised, with an eye for detail;
Good interpersonal skills;
Superior computer skills and ability to web-edit is an asset.
Interested? To apply, please send a CV, cover letter (in English) and contact details of 2 referees by email to : email@example.com, Subject: Internship.