GFCE Internship: Research and Projects

The Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) Secretariat is seeking an organized, efficient, and communicative intern to support the daily work of the GFCE Secretariat in its main office in The Hague, the Netherlands. The internship is for 6 months with a preferred starting date of 1 March 2021.  

Background

Established in 2015, the GFCE is a multi-stakeholder community of more than 120 members and partners consisting of governments, IGOs, companies, academia and project implementers from all regions of the world. Its mission is to strengthen cyber capacity and expertise globally by being a pragmatic, action-orientated and flexible platform for international collaboration. The GFCE delivers its mission through coordination to avoid duplication of efforts and blind spots; knowledge sharing to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of projects; being a Clearing House to connect requests for assistance with offers of support; and identifying and filling knowledge gaps with the development of a global CCB Research Agenda. More information can be found on www.thegfce.org.  

Role

The role of the GFCE intern is to provide support to the GFCE project and research projects that the GFCE Secretariat is running. We offer the opportunity to experience firsthand how an international forum dealing with the dynamic subject of cyber capacity building operates globally. The intern will be given the opportunity to communicate with international stakeholders such as governments, companies and international organizations and to perform dynamic tasks such as performing research, writing reports and facilitating international meetings on cyber capacity building. The position requires a high degree of responsibility, discretion and confidentiality.  

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain thorough knowledge of the GFCE.
  • Support multiple projects that the GFCE Secretariat is running, for example Global Research Agenda projects and the GFCE-AUC project that is funded by the Gates Foundation.
  • Support the GFCE Secretariat’s efforts in setting up a GFCE regional Africa group.
  • Undertake research as requested/directed by the GFCE Secretariat.
  • Facilitate the organization of (inter)national, in-person and online GFCE meetings related to the projects. Responsibilities can include but are not limited to, supporting the agenda setting and maintaining the GFCE meeting registration site.
  • Support the GFCE Secretariat in carrying out its day-to day activities in fostering the relationships with the GFCE Community and other stakeholders, maintaining and expanding the member- and partner network; performing (desk) research and contributing to report writing.
  • Promptly respond to requests, and other events as necessary.
  • Act as a positive representation of the GFCE to the community and other stakeholders.
 

Requirements, Qualifications and Skills

  • MSc student in (Cyber) Security or related studies;
  • Interest in digital technologies;
  • This a locally engaged position. Candidates need to demonstrate that they are eligible for an internship in the Netherlands by meeting the local citizenship- or visa requirements;
  • Customer-oriented attitude;
  • Professional, confident, punctual and reliable ;
  • Self-motivated with a willingness to take initiative;
  • Analytical and mathematical mind to analyze data and create necessary reports;
  • Ability to demonstrate proficiency in the responsibilities of the role;
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in the English language.
 

Terms and Conditions

The internship is for 6 months, starting 1 March 2021 based on a 40-hour working week. Remuneration is set at a fixed gross monthly rate of 628 Euro plus reimbursement of actual travel (commute) expenses. Place of employment is The Hague, with a flexible remote working policy.  

More information

For more information on this internship opportunity, please contact Marjo Baayen, Director GFCE Secretariat via contact@thegfce.org. Please send your motivation and resume before Sunday 14 February 2021 to contact@thegfce.org. Applicants who are invited for an interview will be notified in the week of 15 February. Interviews will be scheduled in the same week. A written assignment and reference check could part of the selection procedure.