As an intern, you will participate in ongoing research projects on physical violence. Projects range from addressing domestic homicides, robbery homicides, criminal homicides, to sexual homicides and much more. In each of these projects, you will start by reading up on the homicide literature, after which you will collect, code, and analyze homicide cases – ranging from individual homicide cases to working with aggregate data on lethal violence. Candidates for the internship have strong analytical and quantitative research skills, affinity with studying (lethal) violence, are flexible, independent, and able to work on (international) collaboration projects.
The Violence Research Initiative is part of the Institute of Security and Global Affairs, and part of Leiden University. We operate from The Hague, the third major city of the Netherlands, center of national governance and International City of Peace, Justice, and Security. Within the Violence Research Initiative, we combine expertise in violence research to help inform public policy and practice and pave the way for violence prevention.
At the Institute of Security and Global Affairs, you will work closely with (senior) researchers. Researchers at the Institute conduct studies on violence-related topics, ranging from gun violence, domestic violence, to criminal justice approaches to violent crime. You will work side-to-side with other (junior and senior) staff, participate in weekly Institute meetings, and will be exposed to the ins and outs of current (crisis and security) affairs.
Current students affiliated with Leiden University are welcome to apply. We expect interns to be available for a minimum of three months, at least three days a week. The internship may be conducted as part of a Bachelor or Master thesis. From October 2019 onwards, we are looking for candidates with quantitative skills (SPSS or similar) and experience with Tableau (or the desire to acquire this skill). To apply, please send a letter of motivation and a detailed CV via the link below.
Please find here an overview of theses written at the Violence Research Initiative.