ICCT Publications - Editorial Internship

Start date: July 2024

Duration: 6 months
Working hours: Full time (38 hours per week)

Location: The Hague, the Netherlands

Allowance: The successful applicant will receive a stipend of 525 Euros per month.  ____________________________________________________________________

ICCT is seeking an intern to support the activities of its Editorial Team. The intern will be primarily responsible for providing assistance to two leading journals – Perspectives on Terrorism (PT) and ICCT Publications, – as well as ICCT Press. This concerns editorial support, as well as research, project and administrative support. Other duties may include assisting with the organisation of events, communication activities, or conducting background research. This multitude of responsibilities will require the intern to be highly organised and independent with an excellent attention to detail, and the ability to communicate effectively. The successful applicant should expect to gain direct exposure to the counter-terrorism work of a dynamic think tank at the intersection of security, politics and development.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Editing: Assisting in the editing of ICCT and PT publications;
  • Formatting: Leading on formatting and designing PT and ICCT publications in Adobe Suit programmes, especially in InDesign, and Canva;
  • Publishing: Supporting the Communications team in finalising manuscripts on the ICCT and PT websites;    
  • Administration: Providing secretarial and logistical support to ICCT’s core team, including the management and fellows;
  • Research assistance: Conducting detailed background research and client mapping related to ICCT’s projects;
  • External communication: Contributing to incoming and outgoing correspondence, liaising with and welcoming external partners such as national and international academics, policymakers, (foreign) dignitaries and practitioners;
  • Events organisation: Assisting in the organisation of public events and closed expert meetings;
  • Other duties as required.

Key requirements

  • Enrolled as a student in a university or university of applied sciences (Dutch: HBO) throughout the entire duration of the internship. Degrees related to counter-terrorism, political science, journalism, anthropology and/or communications are preferred.
  • Eligible to work in the Netherlands - EER/Switzerland nationality OR holder of a Dutch study visa - for more information, please see studyinholland.com

Key competencies

  • Excellent communication and writing skills;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Good command of graphic design software (specifically Adobe InDesign, and Photoshop, Canva) is a strong advantage;
  • Independent and self-driven attitude to work;
  • Proven organisational skills, and ability to manage and prioritise various tasks;
  • Excellent (native or near-native) command of English. Dutch, French and/or Arabic is considered an advantage;
  • Excellent research and analytical skills, preferably demonstrated through prior academic work;
  • Knowledge of and interest in the field of counter-terrorism or countering violent extremism are an advantage;
  • Excellent computer skills, including a good command of the Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Previous editing experience is an advantage;
  • Previous administrative experience is an advantage;

Contact details

Interested candidates who are eligible to live and work in the Netherlands are requested to submit the following documents in English via e-mail to ICCT, att. Ms Antoinette Verlaan (a.verlaan@icct.nl) before

Tuesday 28 May 2024. We will review applications and conduct interviews on a rolling basis. Early application is therefore encouraged.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  • A curriculum vitae;
  • A motivation letter outlining your suitability for the position;
  • A recent writing sample of no more than 2000 words. This can be an excerpt of a larger work or a piece on its own.

Please use “ICCT-EDI-Summer 2024” as the subject of your e-mail.

We believe in considering diverse perspectives and experiences. Should you not meet all the above key competencies, but believe you are a strong candidate nonetheless, we still encourage you to apply.

About ICCT

The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT) is an independent think and do tank providing multidisciplinary policy advice and practical, solution-oriented implementation support on prevention and the rule of law, two vital pillars of effective counter-terrorism.

The focus of ICCT’s work is on themes at the intersection of countering violent extremism and terrorism and criminal justice sector responses, as well as human rights related aspects of counter-terrorism. The centre connects experts, policymakers, civil society actors and practitioners from different fields by providing a platform for productive collaboration, practical analysis, and exchange of experiences and expertise, with the ultimate aim of identifying innovative and comprehensive approaches to preventing and countering terrorism.




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