Closing Date: June 16 2024

GFCE Research & Working Groups Internship

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 July 2024.


The successful candidate will support the work of the GFCE Secretariat Research and Working Groups pillar. 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

  • Support the GFCE Secretariat in carrying out its day-to day activities in facilitating the GFCE Working Groups, performing (desk) research and contributing to report writing;
  • Assist with the day-to-day operation and management of the Cybil Portal, including content reviewing/uploading and website maintenance/improvement tasks;
  • Contribute to internal knowledge management by updating the document library and keeping a record of discussions;
  • Facilitate the organization of (inter)national, in-person and online GFCE meetings and events;
  • Support the GFCE Secretariat with the development and implementation of the Global CCB Research Agenda;
  • Perform Ad hoc tasks and other relevant duties as identified by the Research & Working Groups teams.

Requirements, Qualifications and Skills

  • Enrolled MSc student in (Cyber) Security Studies, International Relations or other related studies;
  • Have an interest in cybersecurity, capacity building, digital development, etc.
  • Legally able to fulfill an internship in the Netherlands (home base of the GFCE Secretariat)
  • Strong attention to detail with an analytical and curious mind to spot trends, gaps, repetitions and other insights;
  • Self-motivated, flexible, proactive and able to work independently and as part of a multinational team;
  • Ability to communicate confidently and effectively to a wide range of stakeholders;
  • Highly organized with the ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in the English language.

Terms and Conditions

The internship is for 6 months, starting 1 July 2024 based on a 32-hour working week. Remuneration is set at a fixed gross monthly rate of 664 Euro plus reimbursement of actual travel (commute) expenses.  

To Apply

Please send a cover letter with your motivation and your CV before Sunday 16 June 2024 Interviews will be held in the week of 24 June 2024.

A written assignment and reference check could be part of the selection procedure.

For more information on this internship opportunity please reach out to us at

*The GFCE is an equal opportunities employer and accepts applications without distinction on the grounds of age, race, political, philosophical or religious conviction, sex or sexual orientation and regardless of disabilities, marital status or family situation