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Applications For Participation In The 2022 Internship And Traineeship Program Are Open!

December 17, 2021

MOSCOW, DECEMBER 17, 2021. PIR PRESS. “The internship at PIR Center helped me find myself and realized that I was capable of many things. I got an invitation to become part of PIR Center team after having received endless rejections from potential employers; I had failed in professional and scientific competitions and practically lost any hope of converting my academic achievements into something more tangible and practically applicable. Here, at PIR Center, I saw that what I was doing could make a difference. I realized I had a lot to strive for and that all I had been through wasn’t for nothing”, – Artem Kvartalnov, PIR Center intern (2020-2021), currently junior research fellow of Nuclear Nonproliferation & Russia Program of PIR Center.

PIR Center has achieved a lot over the years, but there is still room for improvement! New achievements are ahead of us! In the upcoming 2022, we are looking for talented and creative young students with an interest in research, project-oriented, and educational activities in the field of nonproliferation, disarmament, and global security to apply for an internship position at PIR Center.

The internship (traineeship) includes but is not limited to:

  • Working on your own research project; this will be done in close cooperation with PIR Center staff and partners as well as experts from governmental and academic organizations.
  • Active participation in various programmatic activities at PIR Center, including research, educational, publishing and information projects.
  • Production of reference, informational, analytical materials in text and video formats.
  • Diverse administrative tasks.

Our research priorities are the following ones:

1) Nuclear nonproliferation.

2) Arms control and disarmament.

3) Cooperation in the field of peaceful atom.

4) Regional aspects of nonproliferation and disarmament.

Successful candidates are expected to meet the following requirements:

  • Shows strong interest in international security issues.
  • Graduate or post-graduate student, specializing in international relations, regional studies, Oriental Studies, journalism, modern history, or political science.
  • Speaks Russian fluently.
  • Proficient in English (knowledge of other foreign languages is an asset).
  • Demonstrates strong communication skills.
  • Meticulous and responsible.
  • Shows creative skills.
  • Prepared to work under pressure, including full-working day (20-40 hrs/day).

Applicants who wish to be considered for the position should send their application to the e-mail address of PIR Center Education & Training Program: edu@pircenter.orgbefore 25 January 2022 and attach the following documents:

1) Detailed CV in Russian indicating the area of research interests.

2) Letter of recommendation from a department head/scientific advisor/mentor.

3) List of publications, including an electronic version of one of them (or a valid link in case of an electronic resource).

The PIR Center staff may conduct oral interviews with short-listed candidates (this will be done online).

NOTEThe exact date of the internship as well as areas of work will be negotiated separately with successful applicants.


Novouralsk State Institute of Technology, St. Petersburg (State) University (SPbU),
Ural Federal University (UrFU), National Research Tomsk State University

A special internship scholarship is offered to students from partner universities, providing partial reimbursement of travel and accommodation costs in Moscow.

Shall you have any questions about the internships (traineeship) at PIR Center please contact