The CyberPeace Institute is a Geneva based organization protecting the most vulnerable in cyberspace. Independent and neutral, the Institute investigates and analyzes the human impact of systemic cyber threats, delivers free cybersecurity assistance, tracks the enforcement of international laws and norms and forecasts threats to cyberpeace.
We are looking for a highly motivated intern to join the CyberPeace Institute. We work on a wide variety of subjects pertaining to cyber threat intelligence (CTI). Our goals in threat intelligence require us not only to track, investigate and document active cyber incidents, but also to analyze cyber threats to understand their impact on civilians, humanitarian organizations, and critical infrastructure necessary for the functioning of society. To work with us, you must have interests in working on the entire CTI process including research, data collection, analysis and data visualization.
Please note that a candidate is not expected to possess all the skills. Once selected, we will adapt the work and projects according to the candidate’s interest and willingness to learn.
- Work with the Threat Intelligence Analysis team to document cyber threat activity affecting civilians, critical infrastructure and humanitarian organizations.
- Help to source, integrate, use and manage the Institute’s data to support its analytical strategy.
- Assist in developing operational and strategic analysis reports.
- Participate in investigative research, with an emphasis on OSINT.
- Support colleagues and the management team in preparing material for press and stakeholder engagements.
- Work alongside various team members, including researchers, developers and analysts, to explore and understand data processing and analytical needs.
Your Experience, Skills and Attributes
- Currently enrolled at a university.
- Pursuing Masters or PhD.
- Studying Cybersecurity, Geopolitics, International Relations, Information Technology or equivalent.
- Knowledge or interest in cybersecurity and geopolitics
- Data visualization skills
- Familiarity with OSINT research methods
- Strong writing capabilities
- Being able to communicate technical concepts to non-technical colleagues
- Creative and visual communications capabilities are a bonus.
If you want to stand out
- Familiarity with the domain of Cyber Threat Intelligence (e.g. tracking of various cyber threats)
- Experience in investigating various cyber attacks
- Familiarity with different data visualization tools
The working language of the Institute is English. An excellent command of this language, including related to law and cybersecurity, is required. Showing strong command in other languages will be considered an asset.
- Mandatory: tripartite internship convention/agreement between the student, the University and our Institute
- Duration: 3-6 months depending on your course’s requirements
- Working rate: full-time
- Starting date: anytime
- Location: Geneva, Switzerland (if Swiss student permit in place), or remotely
The CyberPeace Institute is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.
- Please submit your application online: https://cyberpeace-institute.jobs.personio.com/job/1282866?display=en#apply
- Please provide the following:
- A CV (2 pages max), in a pdf format.
- A cover letter (on page max) describing your motivation, in a pdf format. Please include your preferred start date and duration of internship.
Please read carefully:
We will only consider applications that comply with all the required enclosures and deadline submission. As much as we would like to respond to all applicants, we can only guarantee responding to candidates selected for the interview process. Thank you for your understanding.
We look forward to receiving your application and thank you for your interest in the CyberPeace Institute.