While internships are not mandatory for students pursuing their degrees at the IR department, we are committed to offering them many opportunities to do one. Together with the Career Services Office, IR students get advice on internship search techniques and input on their internship applications, as well as opportunities to attend meetings with the representatives of NGOs, private and governmental organizations. Additionally, students have access to financial support through two channels: the Erasmus+ Internship Mobility Program managed by CEU’s Academic Cooperation and Research Support Office (ACRO) and the Career Service Office’s Internship Support Program Fund. For example, during summer 2019 our students will be completing their internships with the following organizations while being supported by the aforementioned funds: Caritas Jordan (Jordan, Amman), Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Hungary, Budapest) Arctic Council Indigenous Peoples Secretariat (Norway, Tromsø), Stratpol - Strategic Policy Institute (Slovakia, Bratislava), UNFCCC (Germany, Bonn), Stockholm Environment Institute Tallinn Centre (SEI Tallinn) (Estonia, Tallinn), Dziennik Wschodni (Daily Newspaper) (Poland, Lublin). Among other internship placements is the EU-Russia Civil Society Centre in Berlin.
Cooperation with Bard College in New York was another milestone for the department during the Academic year 2018-19. IR students were undertaking internships at the following organizations in New York: Pen America, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network - Youth, Coda Story, Oxford Analytica, UNDPPA, the Council on Foreign Relations, Nonviolence International, Global Initiatives and Asia Society Policy Institute.