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Call for virtual internship applicants

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Interested in current international relations and media issues?
Want to gain experience in any or both of these fields by working remotely for a non-governmental organisation?


“As an independent institution, ICRP brings together diplomats, political actors, future decision-makers and young intellectuals. ICRP focuses on global intercultural dialogue and forms of cooperation between intra-cultural entities, aiming to promote the protection of international human rights and recognition of cultural diversity and heritage in an interdependent world.”

Why be an ICRP intern?

If you are interested in international relations or world politics and want to gain experience in these fields by working remotely for a non-governmental organisation, a virtual internship at the Institute for Cultural Relations Policy could be the ideal start for you.

The objective of our programme is to offer students from diverse academic background relevant experience in their future-to-be field of employment. As an intern, you will be given a real chance to utilise what you have learnt so far by contributing online: organising online events and writing articles, blog entries or even research papers in the field of your interest.

A virtual internship means completing your internship without a commute, and directly from your own laptop. When completing a remote internship many of the same aspects of a traditional in-person internship still exist including, meetings with your supervisor or teammates, completing a mix of individual and group projects, and learning about the overall culture of organisation.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants should be students or entry-level professionals of journalism/social studies/law/economics/international relations/political science or related fields. Very good knowledge of English is mandatory and good communications skills required. Having possibility to use online devices/application and to be able to use internet is a must.

Intern responsibilities include

– Research (independent studies regarding cultural relations policy)
– Writing and editing of ICRP special edition publications of Human Rights Issues
– Writing articles/editing Cultural Relations Review monthly e-journal
– Organising and participating in online events/activities, courses, lectures
– Information collection and data analysis for ICRP Online Resources

Knowledge, skills and competences to be acquired by the end of the traineeship

At the end of the online internship period the intern will be able to conclude and publish articles on current issues of international relations and to cover in-depth analyses concerning cultural relations policy. The Virtual Internship Programme contributes to the development of professional education of the intern through the tasks given during the internship period. The ICRP Virtual Internship Programme helps strengthening professional skills and digital competences.

Applying for internships

If you consider applying for an internship at ICRP, you are encouraged to send your application (CV and cover letter in English). The cover letter should specify the proposed period, dates of the internship and at least one of the preferred responsibilities. You may send your application in the form of MS Word file attached to an e-mail to ICRP.

Keep in mind

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an online interview. The Institute for Cultural Relations Policy offers voluntary (unpaid) internships with flexible work-time. Applications accepted continuously! After being chosen for internship an internship agreement will be signed. Applications should specify the proposed period of and dates of internship.

Benefits of a Virtual Internship

Working with the ICRP to complete your virtual internship allows you

  • To not only gain dynamic work experience and knowledge but also it is an invitation to be a part of our internship community through weekly group discussions, webinars, and alumni support.
  • Professional development support with an assigned internship supervisor and coaching calls.
  • Global connections – the importance of networking and building global connections is stressed in nearly every field. In fact, networking is vital to beginning any global career. The Virtual Internship Programme is an excellent platform to expand your network globally, all from your own home!
  • Remote work skills – It is no secret that the recent massive move to remote working will continue for the foreseeable future. Many companies are establishing permanent remote work policies, meaning there is an increasing demand for professionals with previous remote work experience & skills in software/platforms, communication.
  • Accessibility – Travelling for work or study (especially long term) can present a huge financial barrier for many individuals. A virtual international internship allows you to still gain the career & global skills from an international work environment, without the need for travel.
  • We can support you with documents such as recommendation and of course certificate of internship.

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