Research Assistant

Application deadline closed.

Job Description

The Bulan Institute for Peace Innovations


The Bulan Institute is looking for two MA students to work as a Research intern and be a part of the research team working on a series of publications on state policies to deal with returning foreign fighters from Syria and Iraq. It is a part-time (30%) and unpaid internship.

Key responsibilities include:

-Assist in the drafting, reviewing and editing of publications in English;
-Carry out targeted background research on the current state policies to deal with former ISIS fighters in Northeast Syria and Iraq;
- Assist in the drafting and editing the compendium of good practices of rehabilitation and reintegration of ISIS-linked women and children;
-Perform other tasks as required.


-Current students of Master programs preferably in political science, international affairs, security studies, human rights, development studies, or similar;
-Strong interest in security, peacebuilding, and human rights;

-Good knowledge of religious extremism and terrorism-related issues and the current situation with ISIS associates in northeast Syria;

- Excellent writing and editing skills in English and demonstrated ability to review and edit texts for high-quality academic publications;

-Russian or German skills are preferable;
-Strong organizational and communication skills.

The position is for three months and is home-based.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The deadline for applications is 4 December 2022.

How to apply?

Send your CV and motivation letter to and as soon as possible. The starting date can be negotiated but it is preferable starting from 5 December 2022.