The United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) offers students with an interest and background in regional integration studies the opportunity to take part in the activities of the Institute. Traineeships and internships are respectively intended for undergraduate and graduate students.
The duties of UNU-CRIS Interns involve:
Besides, interns are welcome to take part in seminars, workshops, conferences and other events organised by UNU-CRIS, including informal briefings and roundtable discussions.
Office space, computer facilities, and access to the libraries of UNU-CRIS, UNU, Ghent University, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and the College of Europe are provided. While traineeships and internship are non-remunerated, travel costs incurred by attendance at UNU-CRIS related events are reimbursed.
In addition, Bruges’ favourable location close to Brussels provides direct access to the seat of the European Union and other international organisations, as well as a number of universities and research centres based in the Belgian capital.
Although admitted candidates are required to arrange their own travel, housing, and health insurance, UNU-CRIS will provide advice and support to help facilitate the search process.
UNU-CRIS launches calls for applications twice a year. The deadline for the first call is 1 May; the deadline for the second call is 1 November. Candidates are expected to start in July and January, respectively, at the earliest, or the beginning of October and April, respectively, at the latest. The exact start and end dates of the internship are negotiable.
Interested candidates shall submit their application online here.
Applications must include:
Incomplete applications will not be considered.