Join us for an internship!
What’s it like to work in a dynamic think tank? How is a high-quality socio-economic analysis carried out? Come and experience it for yourself!
The Institute of Baltic Studies offers internships for students all year round. We are looking for motivated students interested in socio-economic and (administrative) political processes of state functioning. During the training, students can test themselves as analysts. The work will be mainly qualitative (e.g. analysing secondary sources or summaries of interviews) or quantitative (e.g. analysing data collected through surveys or statistics). Practical tasks are primarily related to ongoing projects and studies or the preparation of new projects. Depending on the needs of the think tank, the traineeship will also include administrative tasks (such as preparing and assisting in organising seminars, events, focus group interviews, etc.). Traineeships are generally unpaid.
Most traineeships take place in our Tartu office and last 2–4 months. However, we are flexible and consider the trainee’s needs.
Our main areas of research and work are:
- Social cohesion: migration and integration, including national and regional integration policies, ethnic minorities, fundamental rights.
- Innovation: competitiveness, innovation, research and development, technology, including ICT and e-government and e-governance policy research.
- Regional and economic development: competitiveness in Estonia and the Baltic region, regional innovation strategies, cluster development, impact assessment, education and research policy.
If you are interested in these topics and the think tank work and would like to challenge yourself, kindly send your CV and a short cover letter introducing yourself and your interests to firstname.lastname@example.org.