Internships

UNU-CRIS Internships & Traineeships Programme [Deadline: 15th May 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.

Internship Programme

Eligibility

  • 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.

Traineeship Programme

Eligibility

  • Enrolled in a Bachelor programme or holder of a Bachelor degree;
  • Demonstrate a strong interest in regional integration studies and specifically in the aspects related to the Monitoring and Supervision of Regional Integration processes;
  • 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.

Trainees’ Responsibilities

Traineeship positions fall under the research programme Monitoring and Assessing Regional Integration. Traineeship projects consist in working on the Regional Integration Knowledge System (RIKS). In a nutshell, the RIKS platform provides direct access to information and data on regional integration processes worldwide.

The duties of UNU-CRIS Trainees involve:

  • Update of the RIKS database and other research tasks related to the Monitoring and Assessing Regional Integration research programme;
  • 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.

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.

Deadline: 15th May 2017

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