PSSI Now Accepting Applications for a Project Assistant for its Regional Security Program focused on Disinformation


2 May 2022/PSSI

The candidate should be well-versed in research, analysis and policy-making in disinformation, information warfare, and strategic communication. He/she should be able to work part-time (up to 20 hr./week) starting late June-beginning of July 2022 for a minimum of six months with the possibility of an extension. The position is located in Prague and is suitable for university students in M.A. and Ph.D. programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Project Assistant will participate in ongoing PSSI research focused on these areas: disinformation and information warfare in the Czech information space, strategic communications, security policy, and Russian and Chinese information influence activities. 

The Project Assistant would be responsible for:

  • supporting the work of PSSI Regional Security Program’s Project Manager;
  • conducting research and participating in ongoing projects;
  • preparing written outputs;
  • helping organize events; conduct administrative taskings, including fulfilling reporting and financial oversight, and assisting with fundraising activities.

Training and mentorship will be provided. Initial compensation after a 2 month training period will be 10,000 CZK/month. The training includes participation at PSSI’s NATO Summer School on 3-8 July, 2022. Other benefits include access to PSSI’s events and educational courses (Cyber Security AcademyRobinson Martin Security Scholars Academy), working in a young, dedicated team, networking opportunities and social events.

The preference is given to applicants open to longer-term cooperation (one year and more). The Project Assistant would be working at PSSI Prague offices (in case of Covid-19-related pandemic restrictions by the government, the Assistant would work in a hybrid mode).


  • Strong written and oral communication skills (Czech and English proficiency required)
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Time management, attention to detail and project management skills
  • Flexibility and openness to adapt to changing organizational and project needs
  • Communication and interpersonal skills to coordinate efforts internally and with partners
  • Commitment to the organization’s values and mission success
  • Interest in the topics of Russian/Chinese information warfare and climate change and energy sector related disinformation is a plus.

The deadline to apply is May 25, 2022. Applicants will be contacted regarding interviews in the first week of June, 2022. Applicants should send a structured CV and a maximum one-page written sample to responding to the following question: "How has the unprovoked Russia's war against Ukraine changed the disinformation space in the Czech Republic?"