Open Position: Project Management Trainee for Contested Histories project

Alicia Rijlaarsdam Opportunities ,

The Contested Histories team is looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated trainee to support case study research, project management, fundraising, administration, mapping, and outreach on the Contested Histories project. Due to the current health and safety regulations of the Netherlands, this is a remote position which may become in-person at the EuroClio office in The Hague if restrictions loosen. 

The IHJR's project Contested Histories is a multi-year initiative intended to address controversies over statues, memorials, street names and other representations of disputed historical legacies in public spaces. The objective of the Contested Histories project is to provide decision-makers, policy planners, educators, and other stakeholders with a set of case studies, best practices and guidelines for addressing historical contestations in an effective and responsible manner. For more information on the Contested Histories project, click here.  

Trainee Responsibilities

In this role, you will work with the Contested Histories Project Manager, Research Coordinator, and team of professional volunteers to ensure the timely and high-quality delivery of the project outputs: 

Case Study Research

  • Revise and edit existing case studies in preparation for publication
  • Condense long-from papers into case studies
  • Write articles or other pieces for publication 
  • Map potential external reviewers and coordinate review
  • Support the development of research & editorial policy guidelines

Project Management & Fundraising

  • Support fundraising activities and the writing of grant applications
  • Support the development of the Academic Committee
  • Coordinate agendas and minutes for meetings, lead discussions during meetings
  • Support the oversight of micro-interns and professional volunteers as necessary
  • Develop promotional materials
  • Support events management for the Contested Histories: Onsite project

Administration

  • Support the maintenance and tracking of research (including contracts)
  • Support participation in mission-relevant panel discussions and events
  • Support the GDPR officer with the organisation of internal documents 

Global Mapping of Cases

  • Monitor media and check Google alerts inbox for mission-relevant news & case updates
  • Support the cleaning of qualitative data for use in the database 
  • Fill out rubrics and Instagram templates for existing cases 
  • Support the development of an ArcGIS platform
  • Identify key players in the field (organisations, journalists, academics) and in related fields such as law, memory, or international relations

Outreach

  • Monitor & engage on mission-relevant topics on the Contested Histories Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter
  • Assist with website development and content
  • Develop concept note for a Contested Histories podcast series

Trainee Qualifications

The ideal candidate would…

  • Be in their final stages of their undergraduate degree or be enrolled in a Master’s or PhD programme with outstanding academic achievement, preferably in the area of history, international relations, or related fields
  • Be fluent in English, additional language comprehension is a plus
  • Have proven project management and academic research (writing and/or editing) skills in English
  • Have some knowledge of WordPress, Canva, ArcGIS, and data-cleaning is an asset
  • Have genuine interest in issues related to contested historical legacies
  • Be flexible and a dedicated team-player 

Please apply by Monday March 22 2021 at 9:00 CET to grace@euroclio.eu with a CV and Motivation Letter outlining your skills, experience, and interest. 

This is a role for a maximum of 6 months, starting 1 April 2021 and ending 31 October 2021. However, if a suitable candidate is not found in time for this starting date, the deadline will be extended and more candidates considered. 

Introduction days for new trainees

Twice a year, when new trainees join EuroClio, they are given three induction days where they learn more about how EuroClio works and the various projects or areas of work that they can be involved with during their time here.

Apply now for a Traineeship at EuroClio!

EuroClio is now accepting applications for the next round of trainees to join the Secretariat in The Hague from February-July 2018. The traineeship offers the opportunity to gain valuable insights into the inner-workings of an international NGO, while developing a wealth of practical skills.

As a trainee, you will be in contact with a variety of different institutions, donors, funding organisations, and international associations. Your tasks will include communicating with members and partners, participating in the various stages of project development and execution, website management, contributing to the ongoing development of transnational source collections and historical content, and all aspects of office and event management.

University students and recent graduates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply, especially those with a background in history, history education, and/or international relations/cooperation. The deadline for applications is 5 November 2017. Those interested should send their CV and a short motivation letter to Judith Geerling.

EuroClio is looking for new trainees – do you want to join us?

EuroClio Association, Opportunities ,

EuroClio offers university students in the final stage of their University Bachelor degree or in their Master degree the opportunity to enrich their knowledge with the practical experience of working for an International NGO in the field of History Education.

As a trainee, you will learn all about the world of an International NGO. You will get in touch with different institutions, donors, funding organs, and international associations and learn about the importance of networking, organising and reporting. Your tasks will include communication with members and partners, public announcements, fundraising and all aspects of event management. It is also possible to do a research traineeship.

For our Spring/Summer traineeships (February 2016 - July/August 2016) we are looking for dedicated students that have:
• An interest in History, History Education and International Cooperation;
• Skills in Standard Microsoft Office Applications;
• Flexibility, strong motivation and the capability to work independently;
• Fluency in written and spoken English, which is the working language at the Secretariat. Knowledge of any other language is an advantage.

Students who are interested can send their letter of motivation and CV by e-mail to Judith Geerling ( judith@euroclio.eu). The deadline is 1 November. For more information including experiences from former trainees, go to our website.