Internships/Career support

The CEU Career Services Office (CSO) supports students and alumni in defining their personal professional goals and definitions of future success and assists them in gaining information, skills, and experiences that enhance their personal development, employability, and success in their academic programs.

The CSO advises students and alumni on all aspects of the career development process including:

  • Conducting self-assessment and career research;
  • Adopting a realistic and long-term approach towards career development;
  • Expanding and managing professional networks;
  • Crafting effective application materials for jobs, internships, and further studies;
  • Preparing for interviews and conducting salary negotiations.

There are many ways for students to engage with the office:

-          Career education sessions

-          Career events featuring employers and practitioners from various fields

-          Individual career advising

-          Internship support and funding

-          career>next: the CEU-exclusive job and internship portal

-          Online resources including the Career Knowledge Hub and the Careers Newsletter

-          The SPARK YOUR CAREER career development certificate

Learn more about our work with master's and doctoral students.

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 are the EU-Russia Civil Society Centre in Berlin, Explico - CEE (Hungary), Sayfty (India), Eurasia Partnership Foundation (Azerbaijan), European Institute for Asian Studies (Belgium), Afghan Red Crescent Society (Afghanistan), The German Marshall Fund (Belgium). 

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.