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Job vacancy: Three Student mentors – MSc Crisis and Security Management Intelligence track

3 June 2024

As the programme Crisis and Security Management, we find it important that all our students feel integrated in our student community and supported by their programme. To ensure this, we run a mentoring programme for all CSM students. To be able to organise this mentoring programme for the coming academic year, we are currently looking for 3 enthusiastic and engaged student mentors (4 hours per week) for the Intelligence track, the Cyber track and the main courses.

As a student mentor, you will support teachers with their education, organising Q&A sessions and feedback moments. In addition you will organise informative activities and other events. You inform students and teachers on the educational facilities and systems, but also student wellbeing initiatives and career services. This is especially important, because most of our new students are unfamiliar with our campus. You will coordinate your activities with the master coordinator, whom you will support where necessary. You also maintain close contacts and work together with the other student mentors. As a mentor, you will be registered as a student-assistent and receive compensation accordingly (± 14 euros an hour).

Profile of a student mentor:

  • Student with a strong affinity to their study programme; Master of Crisis and Security Management; 
  • Possesses strong communication skills and acts diplomatically and with integrity;
  • Presents themself as helpful, accessible and flexible to fellow students;
  • Is preferably experienced in guiding groups (e.g. teaching or training);
  • Has strong organisational skills, online and offline;
  • Is assertive, takes initiative, and has a hands-on work ethic;
  • Values inclusiveness and diversity;
  • Enrolled at Leiden University Master of Crisis and Security Management until 31 August 2025;
  • Available between 1 August 2024 and 31 August 2025, for 4 hours a week.
  • The one day training programme will be held on 26 August, this training is on campus and mandatory. 
  • Legally able to work in the Netherlands.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Providing support to the teachers in the Main or Intelligence or Violence track courses.
  • Creating a student community;
  • Support the students with connecting to each other, the study programme and faculty;
  • Answering practical questions;
  • Organising and planning of meetings;
  • Preparing and chairing these meetings;
  • Point of contact for the students, when you come across any difficulties experienced by group members you refer them to the appropriate support, department or procedure.

What we offer:

  • Training programme in which you learn competences in leadership;
  • Responsibility and experience in mentoring groups;
  • Becoming part a of a network of student mentors who can support and learn from each other;
  • Compensation in accordance with the collective labour agreement of Leiden University, including holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus.


Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its workforce and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.


Do you recognise yourself in this profile and do the tasks excite you? Please apply for this vacancy by sending the following:

  • Your resume (if available with a link to your LinkedIn profile)
  • A video of maximum 2 minutes or a motivation letter, in which you;
    - introduce yourself and outline key experiences that prepared you for this  role
    - your motivation for applying for this position
    - explain which topics you will add to the programme for your mentor group and why.

Send your application before 17 June 2024 stating your name, student number, your current study programme, and your CSM specialisation to a.j.vrolijk@fgga.leidenuniv.nl

Online interviews will take place between 24 - 28 June 2024.


For more information about this vacancy, please contact Audrey Vrolijk, Study Coordinator CSM. Email: a.j.vrolijk@fgga.leidenuniv.nl


Acquisition as a result of this advertisement is not appreciated.

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