Business Development & Strategy Intern


Do you believe that the success of an organization lies in its people? Do you want to help us bring cyber peace to the world?

The CyberPeace Institute wants you!

Your Mission

We are looking for undergraduate and/or graduate students to support our Strategy Development Team. The internship should be an integral part of your studies. It is designed to give you the opportunity to apply and develop your skills in your area of interest.

We are looking for creative, proactive, and hands-on avid learners. We are an innovative team where ideas are always welcome.

Your Responsibilities

Work closely with the Strategy Development Team to curate stakeholder management and to scout new business opportunities

  • Work closely with the Strategy Development Team to curate stakeholder management and to scout new business opportunities
  • Provide input and support in:

– New stakeholder assessment and preparation of related initial outreach

– Background research and analysis to generate insights into key strategic topics 

– Writing/adapting concept notes/proposals for stakeholder engagement and potential donors’ outreach

– Writing events’ session submissions

– Keeping internal CRM and relevant databases updated

– Maintaining the regular updates of key strategic documents (e.g. wokplan, monthly/quarterly reports)

– Assessing donor prospects

Your Experience, Skills and Attributes

  • Undergraduate or graduate student focusing on international law, international relations, international development, international human rights, international security studies, cybersecurity, or related field
  • Fluency in English, spoken and written
  • Fluency in French, spoken and written (an asset)
  • Good knowledge of and understanding of systemic challenges of cyber-related issues and proper cyber lingo command (an asset)
  • Knowledge of full MS Office Package
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Visual/design capabilities (i.e. graphs, PPTs) (an asset)
  • Proactive, flexible, detailed and organized
  • Commitment to work in NGOs – not for profit sector

Additional Information

  • Mandatory: tripartite internship convention/agreement between the student, the University and our Institute
  • Duration: 1-6 months depending on your course’s requirements
  • Working rate: part-time
  • Starting date: as soon as possible
  • Location: Geneva and/or remote (depending on current legislation)
  • Monthly stipend of 500 CHF (Undergraduate student) / 800 CHF (Graduate students)

We can’t wait to receive your application and thank you for your interest in the CyberPeace Institute.

When applying:

  1. CV (max. 2 pages)
  2. Cover letter  (max. 1 page) stating your areas of interest and availability

Deadline for application is 21 August 2022 at 23:59 CEST

Please read carefully:
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.

The CyberPeace Institute

CyberPeace Institute is an independent and neutral non-governmental organization whose mission is to ensure the rights of people to security, dignity and equity in cyberspace. The Institute works in close collaboration with relevant partners to reduce the harms from cyberattacks on people’s lives worldwide and provide assistance. By analyzing cyberattacks, the Institute exposes their societal impact, how international laws and norms are being violated, and advances responsible behaviour to enforce cyberpeace.

Equal Opportunity

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, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

The Work Environment

  • Geneva-based organization
  • Flex-time
  • Dynamic working atmosphere
  • Open culture encouraging interaction and sharing of ideas and opinions