Emerging Technology and Law Research Strand: Research Assistant Internship Position

Emerging Technology and Law Research Strand: Research Assistant Internship Position


The Invictus Foundation has an opening for Research Assistant Intern in the Emerging Technology and Law Research Group. For this research- and writing-intensive role, a successful candidate will be highly detail-oriented and have substantive research experience. Candidates should also have familiarity with technological developments, economic policy, and use of technology in law as well as the law on emerging technology. We are looking for individuals with a background in international or European law who are eager to bridge the gap between policy development and emerging technology.

Amongst other things, you will have the opportunity to research in fields such as but not limited to liability in case of autonomous shipping; legal and ethical implications concerning autonomous robots in healthcare; use of AI in judicial systems; AI in legal research and lethal autonomous weapon systems and autonomous vehicles used by the military.

The qualification we are looking for:

  • You have extensive research experience
  • You are familiar with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Visio; Experience with SharePoint is a plus)
  • You are fluent in English (any additional language is a plus)
  • You possess excellent writing and editing skills
  • Capable of working on multiple projects simultaneously and good time management
  • You are a quick learner, confident to work independently and in an enthusiastic team
  • You have outstanding interpersonal and communications skills and can express your ideas openly and constructively

The Research Assistant’s responsibilities:

  • As a member of the research team, you are expected to conduct and support research and analysis.
  • Assist the team with intensive research tasks and writing for products. This work will include literature reviews, drafting talking points, writing background memos, and responding to rapid-response requests.
  • Publish articles, whitepapers and extensive research documents on the subject matter.
  • Help draft advocacy materials and fact sheets for reports and issue briefs that the team produces.
  • Monitor news stories on issues that are relevant to the team’s priorities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • For this internship position, you have to either be enrolled in a university for the duration of your internship or have recently graduated from a university.
  • Applicants still enrolled in the University during their internship may use their research towards their Thesis.

What do we offer

In addition to a flexible work schedule, we provide you with an inspiring, collaborative and exciting intellectual environment where you will work with other like-minded individuals. The Invictus Foundation offers you with excellent networking opportunities and valuable working experience that can help you build and refine your skillset. While the internship is unpaid, if the selected candidate undertakes additional capstone projects, there is a possibility for project-based remuneration.

What does an ideal candidate look like?

In addition to fulfilling the requirements, an ideal candidate would be an individual who carries themselves with honesty and integrity. They are altruistic in nature and not only professional in their conduct but are also willing to undertake challenges. We also place great value on one’s ability to work in a team and establish healthy professional relationships.

COVID-19 update: In light of the new guidance issued by the Dutch government, selected candidates will have the option to work remotely until April 1st (subject to change depending on further advice by the government).

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