CSD Internship Program
Former CSD Interns
The Center for the Study of Democracy offers internship opportunities for outstanding university students, who are interested in gaining experience in an interdisciplinary public policy think tank. The main thematic areas of research and policy analysis for 2018 and 2019 are: crime and justice, corruption and anti-corruption, human rights and social inclusion, energy security and competitiveness, and Russian economic influence.
- excellent university credentials
fluency in English (second major EU language will be considered an advantage)
computer literacy (spreadsheets, presentations)
very good written and analytical skills
ability to quickly and efficiently perform searches in databases and in the Internet
ability to work under pressure
- assist project preparation
assist project management
assist the day-to-day work of the organization
Interns are expected to be well organized and able to adapt to a varying workload. They should have a strong desire to learn, a sense of responsibility as well as adaptability and flexibility, team work, initiative and enthusiasm.
CSD offers half-day or full-day internships, with precedence being given to candidates with a minimum commitment of three months. Interns should devote between 20 and 40 hours per week with a possibility for flexible working time.
Upon entering CSD internship program, each intern will be assigned a long-term commitment task, based on their individual competencies / interests and built around CSD’s core policy / research focus. Interns will also be assigned short-term tasks corresponding to the needs of the current program / project development and implementation cycle. For the period of their commitment, interns will be granted full access to CSD’s library and to interviews with CSD experts, as well as to CSD’s network of external contacts and associates.
The internship is unpaid. Specific tasks might involve remuneration.
Application:Please send your CV, motivation letter and writing sample in English (5-10 pages) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also indicate to which CSD program you would like to apply, along with your main topics of interest and preferred internship term and period of placement.
Approval of candidates: Internship applications are reviewed at the end of each month.
Only the candidates listed for an interview will be contacted.
Prior to joining the CSD internship program, approved candidates from abroad should obtain any relevant medical, accident and / or liability insurance for the whole period of their commitment with CSD.