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
Application Deadline: Rolling
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.
CRRC Georgia: Tamuna Khoshtaria, Email: email@example.com
Michael Eric Lambert
Before joining CRRC, he worked at the French Ministry of Armed Forces as an intelligence analyst (OSINT), the University of Ottawa, and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) on the CIA (Freedom of Information Act Electronic Reading Room) and the U.S. Department of State involvement in the Caucasus and Central Asia.
His research focuses on macroeconomic intelligence and Chinese investments in the South Caucasus, with a particular emphasis on Georgia.