Applications Being Accepted for LISD Interns and Student Associates Program


The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination is currently accepting applications from current Princeton University students for paid internship positions and for volunteer positions with the Institute's Student Associates Program for the 2013-2014 academic year. LISD seeks applicants to participate as part of an active and committed team of Princeton University undergraduate and graduate students who support LISD's projects and initiatives.

Student Interns (paid)

LISD will hire student interns, through a competitive application process, for paid positions. For the start of the 2013-2014 academic year, the Institute is accepting applications for three Research Assistant positions. Interested applicants may submit their resumes via the Student Employment website (job numbers 32405, 32406 and 32597). Students must be currently enrolled at Princeton University to be eligible for employment.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Additional positions will be posted as they become available.

Student Associates (volunteer)

LISD student associates assist the Institute on a volunteer basis in three capacities: reporting on LISD events as correspondents, assisting with building LISD's digital presence as social media associates, and contributing to the development of a mapping database as DIRMAIS associates. Student associates who have demonstrated a commitment to the Institute in their Student Associate capacities may be asked to assist with the preparation and administration of international conferences and workshops which LISD convenes on a regular basis.

Correspondents attend LISD lectures and panels and write article-style summaries of the events for the Institute's website. Distinguished correspondents will be given priority for rapporteur positions at LISD workshops and conferences. Candidates for correspondent positions are required to submit a short writing sample with their applications.

DIRMAIS associates contribute to the Institute's Digital Interactive Regional Mapping and Information System (DIRMAIS). DIRMAIS is a proprietary and innovative touch-screen mapping project at LISD that is currently in the development phase. It will serve as an important educational resource for the Princeton community, and emphasize the importance of understanding geography in international relations. DIRMAIS associates will contribute to the project as it moves from development to implementation, but do not need to have technical backgrounds in engineering or computer science. For a demonstration of DIRMAIS, contact Trisha Barney.

Social media associates contribute to LISD's digital presence. Associates will provide content related to an assigned region and/or theme to be posted to LISD's Facebook and Twitter accounts. Associates are expected to contribute 4-6 relevant articles with a short summary of the article’s analysis on a weekly basis. These articles should be insightful and offer analysis (no news reports), published by a credible source (no personal blogs; must have gone through some sort of vetting process), written in either an editorial or an academic style, and linked directly (for academic journals, the link can point to the journal’s landing page for the article).

Areas of social media focus include:

  1. Regional: Central Asia, the Caucasus, the macro Middle East, Afghanistan and its region, the Balkans, and the Arctic
  2. Thematic: self-determination, the state and sovereignty, gender in the global community, crisis diplomacy, religion in international relations, international law and the International Criminal Court, global security

To apply, complete the application form and email with a one-page resume to Angella Matheney. Applicants to the correspondents program should also include a short writing sample or links to relevant work. Completed application forms should be saved as LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME.pdf.