Internship Programme at UNU-CRIS-2017

The United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) offers students with a demonstrated interest and background in regional integration studies the opportunity to take part in the activities of the Institute. Traineeships and Internships are respectively intended for undergraduate and graduate students.

The next deadline for applications is 15 May 2017.

Bachelor students and holders of a Bachelor degree shall apply to the Traineeship Programme.
Master students and holders of a Master degree shall apply to the Internship Programme.

Selection Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Be enrolled in a Master programme or holder of a Master degree;
  • Demonstrate a strong interest in regional integration studies and specifically in one of the research programmes of the Institute, namely:
  1. The Role of Regions in Global Governance
  2. Monitoring Regional Integration
  3. The UN and Public Regional Goods
  • Be eager to contribute to the research projects and activities of the Institute;
  • Thrive under pressure and be able to act quickly and efficiently;
  • Possess excellent English communicating and writing skills;
  • Be proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Be available for a minimum duration of three months up to a maximum of six months.

Interns’ Responsibilities

The duties of UNU-CRIS Interns involve:

  • Research tasks related to the research programme of interest based on the needs of the supervisor and on the ongoing projects and research activities at the time of the internship;
  • Assistance in administrative and other tasks, as needed;
  • Presentation of the work performed during the research stay at one of the research brunches, which are informal gatherings bringing together UNU-CRIS researchers.

Besides, interns are welcome to take part in seminars, workshops, conferences and other events organised by UNU-CRIS, including informal briefings and roundtable discussions.

Facilities and Services

Office space, computer facilities and access to the libraries of UNU-CRIS and the College of Europe are provided. While traineeships and internship are non-remunerated, travel costs incurred by the attendance of any UNU-CRIS related events are reimbursed.

In addition, Bruges’ favourable location close to Brussels provides direct access to the seat of the European Union and other international organisations, as well as a number of universities and research centres based in the Belgian capital.

Although admitted candidates are required to arrange their own travel, housing and health insurance, UNU-CRIS will provide advice and support to help facilitate the search process.

Application Procedure

The next deadline for application submissions is 15 May 2017. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted at the end of May 2017 or at the beginning of June 2017 at the latest.

Interested candidates shall submit their application to Mr. Ewout Ramon.

Applications must include:

  • A curriculum vitae;
  • A letter of motivation (including indications as to the research programme of interest (see above) and the expected period of stay);
  • A letter of recommendation.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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