Internship in Estonia

Institute of Baltic Studies, one of the leading 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 internship and eager to gain valuable working experience and insight of how a think-tank works, please send a letter (including CV and introduction of yourself with your specific research/job interests) to:

PS! Due to high number of request for the internship both from Estonia and abroad, we reply only to these candidates who have been selected out for further enquiry. This will take place within 2 weeks after the arrival of the internship request.

Internship takes place in our Tartu office. Tartu is the second largest city of Estonia, often considered the intellectual centre of the country, especially since it is home to the nation’s 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 as well as supervising students at the university.

Applicants from Estonia: as of year 2017, preference will be given to candidates with good Russian language skills.