Riga Stradins University, China Studies Centre
Host Organization: Riga Stradins University, China Studies Centre
Organization Profile: Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) is one of the most modern universities in the Baltic States with an extensive choice of study programs in health care and social sciences, a strong foundation in research and international recognition. RSU has almost 10,000 students, per quarter, and a stellar student to faculty ratio.
City: Riga, Latvia
Internship format: In-person
Internship Department: China Studies Centre
Department Profile: RSU China Studies Centre is a centre for political/IR research and expertise in East Asia regional dynamics, interaction of global powers in the East Asia region, China studies, Baltic States and China, EU – China, NATO-China and Russia-China.
We welcome an intern interested in taking part in think tank and academic work in International Relations with a focus on East Asia regional dynamics, interaction of global powers in the East Asia region, China studies, Baltic States and China, EU – China, NATO-China and Russia-China.
The intern will have the opportunity to engage with Latvian foreign policy makers, the think tank community, the academic community, as well as practitioners. Upon training, the intern will be expected to contribute to reports, conduct research interviews, take part in project application design and implementation. The Centre is willing to provide support to the intern in performing other tasks of their interest.
Number of Opening: 1
Work Hours and Internship Start/End Dates: (Monday to Friday, June
26 –August 18, 2023): Five days, 35-40 hours a week.
Work Attire: Smart casual
Local Language: Latvian
Local language level needed: Not required
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