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Reference: 69428

Date Added: 16 January 2019
Closing Date: 8 March 2019

Job Title: Research Intern +REMOVED

Working For: Tech Against Terrorism

Location: London

Salary: £20,000 per annum (pro-rated) for full-time internships. For part-time internships reasonable costs including travel and lunch

Job Details

Tech Against Terrorism
Tech Against Terrorism is an initiative launched and supported by the United Nations Counter Terrorism Executive Directorate (UN CTED). We focus on supporting the global technology sector in responding to terrorist use of the internet whilst respecting human rights. We work with a range of cross-sector stakeholders such as the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT), civil society groups, and several inter-governmental agencies such as the OSCE, Interpol, and UNODC. 

About the role:
Tech Against Terrorism is looking for two Research Interns to support the organisation's work. This role will give you an opportunity to research a wide variety of topics such as (but not limited to) technology, tech policy, terrorism, human rights, digital rights, and international law. You will work under the supervision of Tech Against Terrorism’s Research Manager and Director. The role is particularly suited for recent or current Master’s degree students from programmes in Security, Counter Terrorism, War Studies looking for part-time work experience.

Specific tasks may include (depending on experience):

  • Researching tech companies' Terms of Service
  • Collating and analysing tech companies Transparency Reports
  • Analysing international terrorist designation lists
  • Gathering terrorist organisation information including logos
  • Analysing terrorist content
  • Finding relevant counter-terrorism events to upload to our Events system 


  • Strong research skills and ability to identify key pieces of information in large amounts of material
  • Demonstrated subject matter knowledge of jihadist terrorism, extreme right wing terrorism and/or other forms of terrorism
  • A demonstrated interest in terrorist use of the internet and human rights
  • Exceptional time management and organisational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to write well
  • Ability to quickly take direction and to work independently with limited supervision


  • Demonstrated subject matter knowledge of terrorist use of the internet
  • Demonstrated understanding of the policy debate around terrorist use of the internet and human rights including freedom of expression
  • Ability to conduct research in a foreign language (especially Arabic, Russian)
  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject

Closing Date: 8 March 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Please note we keep this vacancy open on a rolling basis and that only successful candidates will be contacted.

Please note that at present we are unable to offer visa sponsorship for this role.

Application Details

How to apply:
Please send your CV, cover letter and an 800-word writing sample to recruitment@techagainstterrorism.org. Please also state whether you are looking for a full-time or part-time internship. For part-time internships we would prefer a commitment of 3 days per week. If we think that you might be a good match, you will be invited to telephone screening interview and then an in-person meeting in our offices in London.

Website: https://www.techagainstterrorism.org/

Additional Notes

30/01 - This advert has been removed at the request of the original advertiser. Please do not apply for this role.