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Intern - Communities, Safety & Justice
Job reference: 1180 (please state clearly on all communications)
Close date: 24th February 2014
Location of post: Cambridge
The Communities, Safety and Justice Programme helps decisionmakers identify, develop and evaluate policies to address harms to communities caused by crime, violence, social exclusion, substance misuse and illicit markets. Key policy areas in which we are currently focused include mapping intolerance in Europe, evaluating migration and integration policies and programmes, assessing new funding mechanisms for tackling crime and substance misuse, reducing reoffending and developing new approaches to measure illicit markets and trafficking.
Provide research and administrative support to ongoing work on existing European and American migration and integration policies.
The Ideal Candidate
You are looking to gain experience within a policy research environment. This role is ideally suited to a graduate student or postdoc, although we also welcome applicants with some work experience looking to make a transition to policy research.
Fluency in English is essential. Proficiency in other languages is an additional asset.
Remuneration and Details
As a member of the team you will enjoy a competitive salary and additionally benefit from the following:
- Above average employer contribution pension
- Child-friendly policies
- Permanent health insurance
- Employee wellbeing initiatives
- Private medical insurance
- Generous holiday allowance
- Group life assurance
- A friendly and dynamic work environment
- Opportunity to explore policy areas and learn business development skills
- International network of researcher and policy makers
Our Cambridge office is Westbrook Centre Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 1YG, England
Our Brussels office is Rue de la Loi 82, 1040 Brussels, Belgium
Please note: All applicants will be asked for proof that they are eligible to work in the UK.
How to Apply
If you feel, based on the job descriptions above, that you have the qualities to be a part of our team please send the following by email only to Recruitment@rand.org:
- CV and covering letter
- A short writing sample (up to three pages, aimed at a non-technical audience)
- Details of where you saw the vacancy
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