Business Development & Strategy Internship and Young Professional Program


We are looking for 3 Interns and/or Young Professionals

The CyberPeace Institute is an independent and neutral non-governmental organization who works to enhance the stability of cyberspace by decreasing the frequency, impact, and scale of destructive cyberattacks. The Institute works in close collaboration with relevant partners to reduce the harms from cyberattacks on people’s lives worldwide and provide them assistance. By analyzing cyberattacks, the Institute exposes their societal impact, how international laws and norms are being violated, and advances responsible behavior to enforce cyberpeace.

Your Mission

Taking an inclusive approach by connecting resources and acting as a force multiplier is foundational to the Institute’s mandate. Partnerships and collaborations with diverse stakeholders, including donors, are essential to achieving our mission to be more directly impactful on improving human security, dignity and equity and to being more contextually effective.

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 Business Development and Strategy Team to curate stakeholder management and to scout new funding and partnership opportunities
  • Provide input and support in:
    • Assessing, qualifying and outreaching to donor prospects
    • Keeping internal CRM and relevant databases updated
    • Writing/adapting concept notes/proposals for stakeholder engagement and potential donors’ outreach
    • Stewardship of existing donors
    • Writing events’ session submissions
    • Maintaining the regular updates of key strategic documents (e.g. work plan, monthly/quarterly reports)
    • New stakeholders assessment and preparation of related initial outreach
    • Background research and analysis to generate insights into key strategic topics
    • Organizing meetings/events
    • Clerical and administrative duties as needed

Your Experience, Skills and Attributes

Depending on the type of program you wish to join, the requirements are as follows:

We are looking for undergraduate and/or graduate students required to carry out an internship in relation to their course of study   Your University or institution should be able to issue a tripartite internship agreement (to be signed by the Institute, the student and the University/school)We are looking for fresh undergraduates and/or graduates who wish to gain their first practical experience after graduation, and to apply and develop their skills in their field of studies

Common Requirements:

  • Studies in business administration/economics, marketing, international law, international relations, international development, international human rights, international security studies, cybersecurity, or related field
  • Fluency in English and French, spoken and written
  • Knowledge of full MS Office Package
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proactive, flexible, detailed and organized
  • Commitment to work in NGOs – not for profit sector

Specific Requirements:

Intern/Young Professional #1Intern/Young Professional #2Intern/Young Professional #3
Studies in the relevant fieldVisual/design capabilities (i.e. graphs, PPTs)Be able to perform market analysis and researchCollect quantitative and qualitative data to prepare promotional materials and presentationsKnowledge of cyber lingo is an asset
Studies in the relevant fieldKnowledge in legal documents such as MOUs & LOIsFamiliar with due diligence and compliance processes and requirements Good understanding of systemic challenges of cyber-related issues Knowledge of cyber lingo is an asset
Studies in the relevant fieldBe able to incorporate cyber related knowledge in not for profit, humanitarian, social impact and sustainable development contextGood knowledge of and understanding of systemic challenges of cyber-related issues and proper cyber lingo commandKnowledge of emerging technologies is an asset

Additional Information

  • Duration: 6-12 months
  • Working rate: part-time or full-time (ideally)
  • Starting date: anytime
  • Location: Geneva and/or remote (depending on the legislation in your country of residence)

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 (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

When applying

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
  • Deadline: The deadline for the application is June 21st, 2023.

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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.