The Åland Islands Peace Institute offers an opportunity for one or two university trainees to experience a dynamic and flexible internship during the autumn semester of 2022.
We are looking for applicants interested in issues concerning peace, security, minorities and autonomy. Suitable fields of study background are social, legal or political sciences but also IT, communication and information management. This year, the Åland Islands Peace Institute turns 30 years, why some of the tasks will be related to this occasion.
The following positions are available:
1. Information trainee: the main tasks include assistance to the information officer, compilation of newsletters, social media management as well as to design, publish and evaluate the marketing strategy of various events and other information projects.
2. Research trainee: the main task includes participation and assistance concerning the e-course “Territorial Autonomy as a Tool for Diversity Management: Lessons from the Åland Example”. Other tasks involve an analysis of aspects of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Minorities on account of its 30th anniversary and research assistance with regards to the conflict situations particularly in Zanzibar, Yemen and Ukraine.
It is possible that the two tasks may be combined depending upon the qualifications and interests of applicants. The main working languages at the Institute are Swedish and English. Knowledge of Finnish and other languages are a merit. To be eligible for an internship at the ÅIPI you should have completed at least one year of university studies. Priority will be given to applicants who do not yet hold a Master’s degree. The internship period normally lasts 10 weeks, but other time arrangements are possible. The first internship period begins in August and the second in October, or according to agreement.
The internship is unpaid. In most cases it is possible to apply for a €1,500 monthly internship grant from the Åland Labour Market and Student Service Authority (AMS). See the AMS guidelines in Swedish. Applicants are also encouraged to apply for funding from other external sources such as the university, foundations or other sponsoring programs.
Your internship application should include your CV and a short letter of motivation, stating why you are interested in an internship at the ÅIPI and what your skills and areas of interest are. Please also provide relevant information about your institution and/or sponsoring programme. In case you are currently writing your Bachelor’s- or Master’s thesis, please let us know, as there may be a possibility for you to continue working on your thesis during the internship.
Send your application by email to praktik[at]peace.ax no later than the 31st of May 2022. Interviews will be carried out via video call during early June.