Centre for International Law

Student Research Positions

Student Research Assistants Required (ESI‐CIL Nuclear Governance Project)

Ever wondered what it would be like to research cutting‐edge issues on a multidisciplinary topic?
Keen to find out more about what exactly happened during the Fukushima‐Daiichi, Chernobyl or Three Mile Island incidents?

Here is your chance to be part of this exciting project and find out more…

Two university‐level research centres at the National University of Singapore (NUS)—the Centre for International Law (CIL) and the NUS Energy Studies Institute (ESI)—recently secured a joint research grant for nuclear law and policy research as part of the Singapore Government’s Nuclear Policy Research Programme. The ESI‐CIL Nuclear Governance Project is for a term of three years beginning in January 2016 and will focus on two main research areas: international, regional and national legislative and regulatory frameworks for nuclear safety and security; and nuclearliability.

CIL is looking to hire Junior Research Assistants who would be able to work during the academic year and term break. NUS Law students as well as postgraduate studentsfrom otherfaculties with a legal academic background are welcome to apply.

Successful applicants will be part of a multidisciplinary team working with researchers at ESI. They can look forward to working with top experts in thisfield. Students wishing to pursue postgraduate studies will also be in a unique position to use the experience and networks gained from the research project as a springboard to further their studies.

For more information on the ESI‐CIL Nuclear Governance Project, please visit www.nucleargovernance.sg.

Terms of the Employment

  1. CIL Junior Research Assistants will be paid according to the NUS Students Work Scheme (NSWS).
  2. CIL Junior Research Assistants will work in the CIL office at Bukit Timah Campus and at ESI at Kent Ridge Campus.

Application Procedure

To apply for the position, please submit the following to Ms Sadhna Rai at cilsr@nus.edu.sg by 28 April 2017, Friday.

  1. Your CV
  2. A letter of interest that highlights your demonstrated interest in public international law and your legal research and writing abilities.

Only shortlisted applicants will be called for an interview. For more details on the position, please email Ms Yvonne Lee at cilleey@nus.edu.sg.

Student Research Assistants Required (May–July 2017)

The Centre for International Law (CIL) is seeking 3 NUS students to serve as full-time Student Research Assistants from May to July 2017.

The Student Research Assistant responsibilities will include the following:

  1. Data entry and maintenance of the CIL Database of ASEAN and International Law instruments
  2. Assisting with editorial tasks for upcoming publications on Oceans Law and ASEAN Law.

Applicants are expected to have a good command of library and internet research resources, and to be familiar with academic citations (preferably OSCOLA), Microsoft Word and Excel, Dropbox, and Google Docs software. Further training will be provided.

Student Research Assistants are selected on the basis of their aptitude for research, data analysis, eye for detail, and demonstrated interest in programmes and issues served by CIL. An interview with a CIL Researcher is required. Undergraduate and postgraduate students from any school in NUS may apply.

Terms of the Internship

  • Payment is in accordance with student research assistant hourly rates under NUS regulations.
  • Applicants should be available to work in the CIL office during office hours.
  • Non-citizen/PR applicants should verify the validity of their visa to remain in Singapore during the internship period.

Application Procedure
To apply, submit the following to Ms Yvonne Lee at cilleey@nus.edu.sg by 28 April 2017, Friday.

  1. Your CV
  2. A letter of interest that highlights your background in the abovementioned requirements and your availability during the academic holiday period.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview between 24 April and 5 May 2017.
For more details on the terms of the internship, please email Ms Yvonne Lee at cilleey@nus.edu.sg.