ECMI Internship Programme
Open to: all interested
Allowance: the internship is unpaid, travel costs cannot be covered
The ECMI’s Internship Programme has operated since the establishment of the Centre. ECMI (European Centre for Minority Issues) considers it a very important part of their mission to offer young scholars an opportunity to experience the real world of international research and project work. Internship positions are considered part of the educational work, making sure that participants have an opportunity to expand their academic knowledge as well as to fine-tune their practical skills.
The ECMI is an international institution, which works closely with the Council of Europe, the OSCE and the High Commissioner on National Minorities as well as with the European Commission and national governments throughout Europe. Working language is English. In addition to research and project work, ECMI also runs an extensive publication programme, trainings and a summer school. Interns will be able to participate in all aspects of this work.
The Centre also co-operates directly with a number of research institutions around Europe as well as with the two universities in the region, Flensburg University and the University of Southern Denmark. Interns will have an opportunity to visit these universities and use some of their facilities. For more on these co-operation partners, click here.
The Programme recruits four times a year.
The ECMI regional offices are included in the Programme.
As an ECMI intern, you will participate in the research and administration of the ongoing ECMI projects, under the direction of the responsible Head of Cluster or relevant ECMI researcher. Interns participate in all the activities of the Centre, and an excursion to visit the minority institutions in the region is offered once during each internship period.
You will also have the opportunity to work on your own research in agreement with your supervisor and under his or her guidance. A work plan setting out goals and objectives as well as specific tasks is usually drafted at the beginning of the internship.
Intern positions are normally full-time, but part-time is also possible in agreement with your supervisor.
The internship positions are unpaid and the ECMI is not able to cover travel expenses.
There is a possibility to remunerate some interns through the Flensburg Stadt Fellowship. This provides accommodation in an apartment supplied by the Flensburg Town Hall for interns of lesser means.
Application by electronic mail only; no phone calls please. A letter of application with the reference “Internship programme”, accompanied by a curriculum vitae, the names, contact details (including e-mail addresses) of three references, and an unedited writing sample in English (an extract of maximum 5 pages from a research paper not edited by someone else), should be sent to Maj-Britt Risbjerg Hansen under following address: email@example.com
Please specify when you would be available and the area you are interested in. Incomplete applications are not taken into consideration.
You will be contacted after an initial review and asked to provide academic/professional references in case you have been shortlisted.
Please note that Mladiinfo does not give scholarships or any financial support, but only informs about different opportunities. Click on the direct link to the official page above to apply for the program.