My GIS internship at IPIS – A goodbye from our latest intern Philip Knirsch

20 maart 2023

During the second half of 2022, I had the chance to complete a GIS internship at IPIS in Antwerp. As a student pursuing a degree in both African Studies and Geography, I was eager to apply my existing knowledge from both fields and gather valuable insights and experience.  The main tasks of the GIS and data analysis team, and thus of my internship, included supporting other researchers in col

A goodbye from our latest student assistants in the GIS and data Team

7 april 2022

At the end of 2021, as part of a university course on peace research, I started diving into the history of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and its current production of minerals. During this research I came across IPIS and its Open Data Dashboard, which impressed me a lot. When I saw that there was a student job opportunity for the GIS and data analysis team, I applied; and beginning of 202

Alistair Steward

Licht werpen op IPIS-data – Afscheid van onze nieuwste GIS-stagiair

6 november 2020

Met de wereld die in lockdown gaat als gevolg van de coronaviruspandemie, was eind maart 2020 misschien niet de optimale tijd om naar een nieuwe stad te verhuizen en een zes maanden durende stage te beginnen. Mijn verbijstering was snel weggenomen: Het IPIS-personeel heeft me goed ontvangen in het team en heeft me op afstand getraind in verschillende software, dus ik was al snel een GIS-stagiair.

My GIS internship experience – a word of goodbye from our latest intern

19 december 2019

It was early September when I started my internship at IPIS, but the story started way earlier. During my Master’s degree, I came across this research centre and used part of the extensive information it provides on artisanal mining and conflict in eastern DRC. Eventually, I ended up writing my thesis based on IPIS data. It seemed then very natural to apply for an internship in IPIS GIS team in or

My GIS internship experience – A goodbye from our latest intern

25 september 2019

This summer I joined IPIS as a GIS intern between my first and second year of master and discovered a group of professionals whose work drive insights for decision-making and governance through research and technology. Walking into the building, I was warmly greeted by the staff and discovered the vast collection of books in the library of this research institute. The last three months were full o

Working on conflict mapping through GIS – A goodbye from our latest GIS intern

29 mei 2019

I arrived at IPIS in January of this year with the purpose to further improve my GIS skills and work on the topic of conflict mapping. Entering the IPIS premises and meeting the staff, my first impression of IPIS was that of a friendly and professional organization. They are lucky enough to be housed in an old monastery which seems like a small oasis in the middle of the loud and crowded city. Tha

My experience as a GIS Intern with IPIS – A goodbye from our latest GIS intern

14 februari 2019

In November of 2018, I left my job and country to move across the ocean for a GIS internship with The International Peace Information Service (IPIS). As I boarded my plane, I was full of anxious anticipation at what would await me in Antwerp, Belgium. I had no idea what to expect, but I was full of visions of big beautiful maps of Sub-Saharan Africa, reports documenting the realities of life as a

A beginners guide to an internship at IPIS – A goodbye from our latest GIS intern

17 april 2018

Hi, I’m Maryam, and I just finished a 4-month internship at IPIS. As I am leaving the team with a handful of experiences and prepare for my next challenge, here are some thoughts I wanted share about my internship! What do you do as a GIS intern, you might ask. Well, during the first week of my internship things got serious pretty fast as I helped organise one of the Missing Maps Mapathons which a