Since 2003, the Oslo Forum has grown to become the pre-eminent, agenda-setting retreat in the field of international peacemaking. Co-hosted by the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Oslo Forum regularly convenes conflict mediators, peacemakers, high-level decision-makers and key peace process actors in a series of informal and discreet retreats. In addition to the Oslo retreat in June, the Forum convenes regional retreats.
Dates: December 2022 – June 2023
The intern will be part of a small team working on the preparation of the Oslo Forum as well as a regional retreat. Their role will be to support the work of other team members, particularly on participation, in carrying out background research and assisting with practical preparations for the retreats.
- Supporting the Project Associate with tasks related to the identification of potential participants, preparation of invitation material and communications with participants;
- Logistical support in relation to participation, including transportation, accommodation, and special requests;
- Record-keeping for all logistics matters;
- Contributing to the development of sessions, drafting session briefs and other materials for participants;
- Drafting summaries of sessions following the event in preparation of the Retreat’s Report;
- Supporting the team prior, during and after the events on other matters as required;
- Supporting HD’s policy work, including drafting brief papers in response to research requests from operational teams.
The ideal candidate should meet the following criteria:
- Interest in and awareness of international relations and armed conflict mediation;
- Prior experience in planning and organising complex events with multiple stakeholders;
- Strong attention to detail; excellent organisational skills;
- Capacity to work autonomously and deliver timely results.
- Fluent in English and Spanish.
- Strong inter-personal and communication skills.
- Team spirit and positive attitude.
- Ability to work on multiple tasks, prioritise and perform under pressure.
In compliance with Swiss regulations, HD will only consider the following applications:
- If the internship is required for a diploma;
- If the internship is undertaken after the completion of an initial course of study (Bachelor’s/ Master’s degree) and is meant to help the intern choose a further course of study (Master’s/ Doctoral degree) (an attestation from the second school will be requested);
- If the candidate is currently doing a career transition within the framework of an official federal or cantonal scheme (unemployment internship programme).
The candidate will receive a stipend during his/her internship. If you are interested in this internship and meet the above-described qualifications, please send your resume (max. 2 pages) and cover letter in a single PDF file by 23 October 2022 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HD is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, please visit https://www.hdcentre.org