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Internships at PIR Center

09.10.2017

MOSCOW, OCTOBER 9, 2017. PIR-PRESS — «Being an intern for the PIR Center meant personal, and cultural, growth. The PIR Center is a multicultural environment, where the foreigner is always welcome. The working environment was always positive and motivating and I felt part of the team every single day of my internship», – Jasmine Ceremigna, PIR Center’s intern in March-May 2017. 

One of the most actively developing PIR Center educational program is internship program. Every year young researchers, graduate and post-graduate students, graduates, who are interested in the issues of global security, nonproliferation, disarmament, cybersecurity, and internet governance undergo internship at PIR Center, being fully involved in its scientific life. In 2017 we already had 12 such young specialists, and not only from Russia, but also from China, Ireland, Italy, and the USA.

Jasmine Ceremigna was PIR Center intern in the Spring 2017. She came to Moscow from Italy as an exchange student for MGIMO. She shared her impressions on the time spent at PIR Center: “Thanks to PIR Center I had the opportunity to grow, both personally and professionally. Professionally, the internship gave me the instruments to develop a better understanding of the Global Security Environment. Being a foreigner, the internship at the PIR Center has also allowed me to get a proper view on the Russian approach to the International Arena. It was challenging, but I am sure that without this experience I wouldn’t have got a complete understanding of Russia’s policies and strategies.

But being an intern for the PIR Center also meant personal, and cultural, growth. The PIR Center is a multicultural environment, where the foreigner is always welcome. The working environment was always positive and motivating and I felt part of the team every single day of my internship”.

Libiao Pan – MA student at Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, and research assistant at James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. He underwent an internship at PIR Center in the Summer 2017. As a result, he wrote a research paper on the topic of Russian-Chinese cooperation on the Korean peninsula nuclear issue. “PIR Center’s internship program offered me an excellent opportunity to participate in the analysis and coverage of key processes in international security, especially nonproliferation issues. In addition, being immersed in a total Russian-speaking environment definitely helped me improve my Russian skills practically all the more”, - such was Libiao’s comment on his internship at PIR Center.

During the Summer two students of the Dual Degree Master Program in Nonproliferation Studies Darya Selezneva and Alicia Rorabaugh interned at PIR Center. Darya was working on the very pertinent topic – history of US-Russia/Soviet Cooperation on drafting and revision of the articles I, II and X of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. Alicia was immersed in the prospects of adoption and mechanisms of implementation of the International Convention on the Suppression of Acts of Chemical and Biological Terrorism.

There is an opportunity to join PIR Center’s team until the end of the year and make first steps toward a carrier in international security. More – on PIR Center internship program website

If you have questions concerning PIR Center’s educational program and internship opportunities in particular, please contact PIR Center Project Coordinator Maxim Miroshnikov by phone +7 (495) 987 91 15 or e-mail miroshnikov at pircenter.org.

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