Vacancy for Student Assistant position as of December 2018 (0,2 fte)

The Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is looking for a Student Assistant for one day a week (0,2 fte) as of 10 December 2018.

Job description
As a Student Assistant, your primary responsibility will be the general assistance in and help with the coordination of the activities of the Forum. This includes the maintenance and updating of the Forum’s website and its social media pages. Additionally, other tasks will include research assistance, the preparation and organisation of panel discussions and other IHL dissemination activities, as well as assistance in the coordination of the Forum’s IHL Clinic under the supervision of its Director and clinic supervisors. As a Student Assistant you may also fulfil a role in the maintenance of the IHL online course “International Humanitarian Law in Theory and Practice”, recently launched by the Forum.

Your profile
The Forum is looking for a motivated and diligent LL.B. or LL.M. student enrolled at Leiden University, who has a demonstrable interest in IHL, and preferably sufficient skills in maintaining and updating websites and social media accounts. Previous or current participation in the Forum’s IHL Clinic is considered as an asset. The candidate should be able to take initiative and work independently, while also being at ease with being part of and working in a team.
About the Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum The Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum on IHL provides a platform within the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies for research, teaching and further dissemination of IHL. The Forum was established in 2011 and named after Frits Kalshoven, Professor Emeritus of Public International Law and IHL at Leiden Law School, and the Gieskes-Strijbis Fund. The Forum is directed by Professor Dr. Robert Heinsch. The Forum seeks to stimulate and coordinate research within the Grotius Centre in the field of IHL. Since 2012, the Forum also offers selected students of Leiden University the opportunity to participate in its IHL Clinic to work on research projects of partner institutions in the field such as the ICRC, national Red Cross societies and NGOs that work in the humanitarian field.

Application documents
Please submit your application before 1 December 2018 via email to: and Your application should consist of (1) a motivation letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) an overview of the grades you obtained during your current and previous studies. Please submit the three components of your application in one pdf document.