Career and internships
Acquire practical and scientific experiences as a member of the Institute of International Relations. Interns in the IIR get an opportunity to gain invaluable knowledge and experiences in the field of International Relations and Public Relations. Find out, how top Czech public research institution works. Join the team as a Public Relations Event Assistant and help to organize conferences or try the research as a Research Assistant.
Do you want to deepen your practical knowledge? Would you like to participate in organizing conferences? Or do you want to try the work of a researcher? The Institute of International Relations offers two forms of specialized internships. Both internships are designed primarily for university students and their graduates from the Czech Republic and abroad. Both internships are time flexible and last for several months.
The internships are unpaid, but the interns have basic technical background and free access to the IIR’s library.
Public Relations and Event Assistant
The PREA internship offers a wide range of marketing tasks. As a part of this internship, you will manage the social networks of the IIR, assist with the organization of conferences either directly at the IIR or at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, photograph, process materials for websites and generally support the Conference Service. The PREA internship lasts 6 months and can be completed mostly from home. However, we expect our interns to participate in most of our conferences. The scope of work is 15 hours per week.
The selection procedure for PREA interns takes place twice a year in February and August.
The main task of the Research Assistants is to support the activities of the IIR researcher, such as searching activity or proof-reading. Interns also participate in the preparation of reports from public events.
A personal mentor will be assigned to the intern and will accompany him/her throughout his/her internship.
The internship at the position of Research Assistant usually lasts for four months with the scope of work 15 hours per week, with the possibility of extension for another two months.
The selection procedure for the Research Assistant is held three times a year, in January, May and September. Time periods of the internship are February - May, June - September, October - January.
How to apply for an IIR internship
1. Choose the form
You can find a description of the forms of our internships above. Select the one which better meet your expectations and choose when you want to start the internship.
2. Fill out the application
Fill out your name and basic information. Do not forget to check your e-mail address and telephone number so we can contact you.
Send the application, your CV and a cover letter to the following e-mail address.
Who to contact? You may contact us at email@example.com
How long is the internship in the IIR?
The PREA interns work in the IIR for 6 months. The RA internship takes 4 months with the possibility of extension for another 2 months.
What are the working hours of an intern?
Every intern work for 15 hours a week.
Can I work from home?
PREA can work mostly from home, but we expect presence at most of our conferences. Research Assistants can work partially from home after an agreement with their mentor.
When can I apply for the internship?
The selection procedure for the Research Assistant is held three times a year, in January, May and September.
The selection procedure for PREA interns takes place twice a year in February and September.
Can I complete a part of the internship from abroad?
For research assistants it is possible to carry out a part of the internship outside of the Czech Republic. If your mentor considers foreign cooperation effective, the IIR will contact the foreign embassy. The travel costs may be reimbursed to the interns from targeted support projects if they are involved in their solution.
Do I get a reference letter after the end of my internship?
If the intern is assessed positively by his mentor, the intern will be issued a reference letter at the end of the internship according to a standard template.
Does the IIR provide a salary, scholarship or possibilities of accommodation?
The Institute does not provide any forms of financial reimbursement, or accommodation. Interns from Slovakian (and other foreign) universities have the chance to be sent to the IIR by their university within the Erasmus Plus programme.