Internship in Estonia

Institute of Baltic Studies, one of the leading policy research think-tanks in Estonia, offers internship opportunities in Tartu, Estonia, throughout the year. We accept applications continuously and we are looking for a motivated students, graduates or individuals who have interest in social and political issues. The assignments of internship usually consist of a combination of research, analytical and administrative tasks.

Internship will last in general for 2-4 months and is full-time (Monday-Friday, 09:00-17:00), but these times are flexible and changeable depending on your needs. The internships are usually unpaid and voluntary.

Topics and assignments

Interns will be normally given tasks and responsibilities within already ongoing projects and/or tasks concerning project preparation; however, this can include participation in all research fields of the Institute. Our main areas of work are:

  • social cohesion: migration processes, national and regional integration policies of ethnic minorities, social exclusion of young immigrants;
  • innovation: competitiveness, innovation, research and technology policy studies;
  • regional and economic development: competitiveness of Estonian and Baltic economy, regional innovation strategies, evaluation and impact assessment of EU cohesion policy measures and other programmes on economic and regional development.

If you are interested in being considered for the internship and eager to gain valuable working experience and insight of how a policy research think-tank works, please send a letter (including CV and introduction of yourself with your specific research/job interests) to:

Internship takes place in our Tartu office. Tartu is the second largest city of Estonia, often considered the intellectual centre of the country, being also home to Estonian oldest and most renowned university, the University of Tartu. Majority of IBS researchers are graduates of the University of Tartu and regularly take part of the teaching, research cooperation as well as supervising students.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications and several recruitment processes taking place we may not be able to send you an email acknowledging receipt of your application. Only applicants who are being considered will be contacted.