Internship Program

For young specialists who want to start a career in the fields of nuclear nonproliferation, disarmament and global security

“The internship at the PIR Center helped me understand who I am and what I am capable of. I was invited to PIR when I received endless refusals from employers, failed at professional and scientific-analytical competitions, and practically lost hope of converting my academic achievements into something close to practical and important. Here I saw that what I am doing can be useful to someone. I realized that I have something to strive for and that all this is not in vain”,

Artem Kvartalnov, PIR Center Intern (2021)

An internship at PIR Center provides young scientists with excellent opportunities for real participation in analytical preparation and coverage of key processes in international security. As part of the internship program, we actively attract young talented specialists from higher educational institutions and research organizations to realize their scientific potential, which in the future allows them to take their rightful place among experts in the field of nuclear nonproliferation, disarmament and global security.

Graduates of internship programs continue their research activities in the largest scientific centers (IMEMO RAS named after E. M. Primakov, MGIMO (U) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, National Research University Higher School of Economics, SIPRI and others), work in foreign policy and other departments of the CIS countries, in international organizations and companies.

PIR CENTER INTERNSHIP IS:

  1. Preparation of your own research project, during which the intern receives professional advice from PIR Center staff and partners, meets with experts from government and scientific organizations.
  2. Active participation and painstaking work in research, educational, publishing and information projects of the PIR Center and partners.
  3. Preparation of reference, information, analytical materials in text and video formats.
  4. Participation in the work in the administrative direction.

PRIORITY RESEARCH AREAS

  • Nuclear nonproliferation.
  • Arms control and disarmament.
  • Cooperation in the field of peaceful atom.
  • Regional aspects of nonproliferation.

You’re definitely right for us, if

  • you are interested in research in the field of nuclear nonproliferation, disarmament, global security in general;
  • you are a graduate, a student of the last courses of a bachelor’s or master’s degree, a graduate student in the field of international relations, regional studies, oriental studies, journalism, contemporary history, political science;
  • you are fluent in Russian;
  • you know English at the Advanced or Proficiency level (knowledge of other foreign languages ​​is welcome);
  • you have strong communication skills and such personal qualities as responsibility and attentiveness;
  • you are ready for an intensive work schedule; you can work full time;
  • you love creative, imaginative assignments and are not afraid to express your ideas.

HOW TO BECOME AN INTERN?

1

Send your detailed resume and motivation letter indicating the objectives of the internship

2

Send a recommendation from the head of the department/supervisor/deputy supervisor/mentor

3

Send a list of publications and an electronic version of one of them (or a valid link to it if the work is posted online)

All of the above should be sent to the Educational & Training Program e-mail: edu@pircenter.org

The organizers have the right to offer the candidate to pass an oral interview (online).

The exact start date of the internship and areas of work are agreed with the winners of the competition.

 Attention of students and young scientists from regional partner universities of the PIR Center

(Novouralsk State Technological Institute, Tomsk State University, St. Petersburg State University, Ural Federal University):

A scholarship is provided for the duration of the internship, which partially covers the cost of travel and accommodation in Moscow.

QUESTIONS REMAINED?

FOR ANY ISSUES RELATED TO PARTICIPATION IN THE PIR CENTER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM, PLEASE CONTACT BY E-MAIL EDU@PIRCENTER.ORG