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: 



Nicholas Barker

Nicholas is a PhD candidate in International Relations at the University of Oxford. His primary research interests are the causes, character and consequences of armed conflict and political violence, and the focus of his doctoral research is the termination and aftermath of separatist armed conflicts in the Caucasus and the Balkans, for which he did field research in Abkhazia, Georgia, Kosovo and Serbia and archival research at the UN. His wider research interests include international security and conflict management, qualitative research methods – in particular field research in conflict-affected areas – and research ethics.

Rowan Baker

Rowan is currently pursuing a B.A. in international development studies and Russian studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.  Previously, she served as a research intern for the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia, where she conducted policy research and provided recommendations to integrate gender issues into climate change programs for CAMP4ASB, as well as completed field research at the Aral Sea on fisheries and climate change. Collectively, Rowan has spent over twenty months studying, interning, and researching in Moldova, Georgia, and Kazakhstan. Her research primarily concerns climate change policy and development in Eurasia, and she is fluent in both English and Russian.

Meagan Neal

Meagan holds a B.A. in Economics with a minor in Russian from Middlebury College, where she focused on development economics and the post-Soviet context. Prior to joining CRRC, she spent three years at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT, where she summarized and synthesized research results, conducted policy outreach on education issues, supported a RCT in India, and managed a large research fund. Her research interests broadly include education, environmental issues, tourism, gender, and experimental research methods. She speaks English, French, and Russian.