INTERN with Expertise in Socio-Economic Impact Assessments (SEIA)


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We are recruiting an intern who is interested in researching Socio-Economic Impact Assessment (SEIA) methodologies.


The research will involve the following:

  • Discovering to what extent EU-funded H2020 security or ICT projects have conducted any socio-economic impact assessments.
  • Research on the EC’s own socio-economic impact assessment methodologies.
  • A search of non-EU-project-funded projects that have developed or are proponents of a socio-economic impact assessment.
  • Developing a set of questions that users of the SEIA methodology could use to focus their assessments.


The outcome of this research will be:

  • A report on the findings of the research.
  • A four-page description of the methodology chosen or adapted.
  • Possibly, a draft article for a peer-reviewed journal.


The work will involve briefing and consulting with Trilateral’s Policy, Ethics and Emerging Technology team. The intern will report to a manager who will review and comment on the intern’s work and provide guidance on a regular basis.

The successful candidate should have completed their master’s degree and/or be studying for their Ph.D. The candidate should have an academic background in economics.


Location: This position is open to candidates based in the UK, Ireland, or other European Countries

Start date: Immediately

Contract type/ duration: Internship – approximately six months

Salary: Competitive internship salary

Hours: Full time/ part time (depending on intern’s availability)


In return, you get:

  • Remote working options
  • A supportive and friendly team
  • An opportunity to shape the profile and communications for innovative research


We are an Equal Opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates, regardless of their age, sex, race,  disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital/civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity. We are a Disability Confident committed and Living Wage employer.

To apply, please send your CV to:  All applications should be marked specifically as “Application for INTERN with Expertise in Socio-Economic Impact Assessments (SEIA)“. We will process on a rolling basis and earlier candidates will be considered first.


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