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Politheor is a European policy platform that brings together policy analysts in their mutual endeavour to enhance the quality of discussion on relevant policy issues in Europe. Its Advisory and Editorial Board are comprised of experts affiliated with the top education and policy institutions worldwide. The Politheor center also organizes trainings in policy analysis and promotes new generations of policy experts.
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internshipPolitheor is accepting applications for interns who will be supporting the op-ed team over the course of four months. The internships are online-based, with both training and mentorship offered online. 

Politheor is a European policy platform that brings together policy analysts to help enhance the quality of European public policy discussions. Its goal is to promote and support talent in public policy analysis. Politheor’s Advisory and Editorial board comprise of experts affiliated to some of the top education and policy institutions in Europe. Politheor also organizes trainings in policy writing, and promotes knowledge acquisition among the next generation of policy specialists. Politheor has been featured in major media outlets such as Huffington Post, EurActiv and Al Jazeera English. 

Eligibility and Profile

We encourage motivated senior students and recent graduates in Public policy, Political Science, International Relations, Environmental policy, Media Studies etc. to apply. Graduates in other fields who demonstrate interest in public policy may also be considered.

All candidates must be able to:

– Meet strict deadlines while providing quality content.

– Speak fluent English, with excellent written skills.

– Demonstrate strong analytical capacity and ability to discern policy issues.

– Show willingness to learn and cooperate.

Prove interest and expertise in one of the relevant policy areas (see below)

Previous experience is a plus, but not a necessary condition.

Internship Description

– The internships will last 4 months

– All internships are completely home-based (online) and part-time.

– Selected candidates’ primary task will be supporting the op-ed section by writing one policy-related op-ed of 700-800 words each month.

Op-ed topics will necessarily relate to one of the following policy areas which, at the same time, form op-ed sections:

  • International affairs,
  • Economic policy,
  • Social policy,
  • Financial policy,
  • Energy policy,
  • The refugee crisis and migration policy,
  • Climate and environmental policy,
  • Human rights and disability policy,
  • EU governance,
  • Trade policy,
  • Biodiversity and ecosystem policy.

– Each intern will be assigned to only one policy area and usually only one mentor, depending on the demonstrated interest and knowledge.

– Interns will receive extensive training and instructions in writing op-eds to meet the professional requirements of Politheor. This training combined with the overall experience can prove useful in future careers.

– Students who have mandatory internships to complete are welcome to apply. We are occasionally able to make arrangements in order to meet school requirements. However, students are encouraged to check with one of the Politheor staff first, before submitting the application.

Benefits and Opportunities

– Every intern who successfully finishes the internship will receive an Internship Certificate.

– Interns will enhance their experience and proficiency in writing policy-related op-eds, through experience, training and mentoring.

– The internship is unpaid but may include merit-based awards such as Excellence in Policy Analysis certificate issued by the leading experts of the Politheor Advisory Board, as well as other possible financial and non-financial awards.

– Those who complete their internships satisfactorily will receive preferential treatment when applying for projects and events organised by Politheor.

– The possibility of future employment in the Politheor network.

– Great opportunity to publish and promote your work.

– Opportunity for networking in a fast-growing European Public Policy Center

Application Process

Send your CV along with an English language writing sample to internship@politheor.net. The subject of the e-mail  must include the field the policy area/op-ed section you are applying for.

Applications without proper indication of the policy area in the Subject field will not be considered.

Application Deadline: May 7th 2017

Politheor
Politheor is a European policy platform that brings together policy analysts in their mutual endeavour to enhance the quality of discussion on relevant policy issues in Europe. Its Advisory and Editorial Board are comprised of experts affiliated with the top education and policy institutions worldwide. The Politheor center also organizes trainings in policy analysis and promotes new generations of policy experts.

21 Responses to “Policy Research Internship” Subscribe

  1. Loureen Sayej 05/11/2015 at 3:23 am #

    Hello, I was wondering when you will get back to us if we are accepted or not?

    Thank You

  2. Maja 02/12/2015 at 11:55 am #

    Hi there, I have a suggestion: why not ask from applicants to attach a piece of their writing with the application. I don’t really get what is the point of your employing interns: to grant scholarships to successful students, or to publish something that is compelling, current, and worth reading?

    I’m writing this because I like and support your project. Don’t hire people who have had good grades in school. Hire those who have something to say.

    Good luck 🙂

    • Politheor 02/12/2015 at 9:44 pm #

      Hi Maja,

      Thank you very much for your suggestion and for your interest in our work. Writing skills of the applicant are very important for us, as well as general and work experience and educational background (even the grades). The internship is very competitive and we have to take into consideration as many indicators we can. The candidates who have experience in writing specifically, emphasize this in their motivational letter or have a list of publications in their CV. When it comes to the point of the internship program, I believe it is well elaborated in the call for applications.

      Best wishes to you and thanks once again. 🙂

  3. Ian Long 19/04/2016 at 8:22 am #

    Are there any limitations or restrictions on the writing sample? Page or word length, etc.?

    • Politheor 20/04/2016 at 11:17 am #
      Politheor

      There are no limitations on the writing sample, you are free to upload the writing sample which in your opinion best shows your writing skills, regardless of its size. Good luck, Politheor team.

  4. KITUNZI ABDUL 25/04/2016 at 10:06 am #

    looking forward to it

  5. Bojan Mladenovski 26/04/2016 at 11:45 am #

    If you are already employed, is it possible to manage the tasks of this internship together with your other employment?

    Kind regards,

    Bojan Mladenovski

  6. Elom Kwasi Ohene 01/05/2016 at 8:11 pm #

    A Doctoral candidate in Political Economy and at the dissertation stage of my course. I have close to 5 articles to publish. Is your intern suited to folks like myself?

  7. Tanya Sareen 03/05/2016 at 11:48 am #

    Hi 🙂
    Can you please tell, what should be there in writing?

  8. myint thu 08/05/2016 at 1:08 am #

    Can I apply this internship now. I am really known in this Website now. Please suggest me anything.

  9. Alida 22/05/2016 at 4:13 pm #

    Hi,
    I was wondering when do we get to know if we have been accepted or not.
    Thanks

  10. usman saleem 23/05/2016 at 10:27 am #

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  11. winifred 25/05/2016 at 6:52 am #

    DO YOU ACCEPT APPLICANTS FROM AFRICAN COUNTRIES.

  12. winifred 25/05/2016 at 6:53 am #

    Do you accept applicants from African countries?

  13. Dina 06/10/2016 at 3:26 pm #

    Can I submit my review to a book chapter?

  14. John 21/04/2017 at 12:51 pm #

    Hello,

    One question, if I may. How many internship positions are available within each policy area?

    Thank you!

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