International Fellowship

Type: Internship/Fellowship Program

Compensation: Small stipend that may contribute to housing or food; we encourage candidates to seek outside funding; help finding housing provided

Start: Rolling

Application Deadline: Rolling

Openings: 2-4

Location(s): Tbilisi, Georgia

Duration/Hours: at least 10 weeks; 4 days, 32 hours/week


Eligibility: Applicants must have a strong interest and background in the social sciences (policy-related or think tank experience is a benefit); have completed two years of college course work by the time the internship begins (graduate students are highly encouraged to apply); be familiar with Microsoft programs (knowledge of statistical programs such as SPSS or Stata is desirable); have well-developed communication, teamwork and organizational skills; take initiative and work independently with little supervision; and be able to work in a complex environment in developing countries. Knowledge of Russian or a local language (Armenian, Azerbaijani, and Georgian) and experience in the NIS region is a plus. Candidates who have their own research agenda will be given priority. Applicants must be willing to commit to the internship for a minimum of 10 weeks. 


In addition to its core activities, CRRC has a burgeoning number of research projects in which interns in the past have played a pivotal role. Duties may include but are not limited to conducting research (including interviewing local officials and community members and helping manage the questionnaire design process) and helping local researchers publish their findings; organizing social science trainings; updating CRRC's English language materials; preparing outreach materials; updating and managing databases; and organizing special events and conferences. There is also the opportunity to establish long-term cooperation with local researchers and policymakers, as well as learn Russian and/or a local language and conduct research during the course of the internship.

How to Apply

Your application should include a scanned copy of your transcript, a resume including three references, a short writing sample in English and a cover letter explaining why this position is of interest.

Contact Information

CRRC Georgia: Tamuna Khoshtaria, Email: 



Paramjeet Singh

Paramjeet (Pammi) Singh holds an LL.M. from MIPLC, a union of the George Washington University (US) and Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (Germany). He has studied at institutions like University of Oxford (England) and WIPO Academy (Switzerland). In addition to being a qualified lawyer with extensive experience, he is an invited lecturer at Tbilisi State University and University of Georgia where he teaches EU and International business law. He is a PhD student at the Institute for European Studies and regularly writes for Qrius/The Indian Economist. He founded Inkstone (Policy and Legal Advocacy) and has published research in international academic journals. He was recently invited by the New York based Institute of New Economic Thinking to present his paper on law and economics at the Festival of Economics in Italy.

Athanasios Kipouros

Thanasi is currently an M.A. candidate in European, Russian, and Eurasian Affairs at the University of Toronto. He holds a B.A. in Political Science, also from the University of Toronto, and has previously worked as a research assistant at the Hellenic Institute for European and Foreign Policy.

Currently, his work focuses on infrastructure development in the Balkans and the Caucasus. Specifically, he is spending the second year of his Master’s program examining the future outlook and complications of mass transportation and rail infrastructure development in the regions.

Annika Kastetter

Annika holds a B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations from Colorado College. She has worked on grassroots-level development and humanitarian aid projects in India and Jordan, and obtained domestic policy experience with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, where she served as an intern in the Office of International Labor Affairs. After completing her undergraduate degree in May 2017, Annika served as an intern for UNDP Georgia's Governance Reform Fund project.