Eastern Partnership Programme Internship Announcement

Eastern Partnership Programme Internship Announcement

Call for Internship within ECMI Eastern Partnership Programme “National Minorities and ethno-political issues: Belarus – Moldova – Ukraine”.

1. Role/Tasks:
Research and writing on one of the EPP countries
Proofreading of the data on the EPP website, relevant documents and articles
Translation of documentation

2. Positions:
Full-time position

3. Remittance
The internship positions are unpaid


The European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) is currently seeking interns who will assist with the research, translations and proofreading of documents for the ECMI Eastern Partnership Programme (EPP). In collaboration with ECMI senior researchers, interns will explore the current trends in the development of the new ECMI project aimed to enhance governance and to advance state policies on the prevention of ethnic discrimination and on the mainstreaming of national minorities issues according to European best practices in the target countries.

Interns participate in all the activities of the Centre, and an excursion to visit the minority institutions in the region is offered once during each internship period.

Interns will also have the opportunity to work on their own research in agreement with assigned supervisor and under his or her guidance. A work plan setting out goals and objectives, as well as specific tasks is usually drafted at the beginning of the internship.

Intern positions are normally full-time, but a part-time position is also possible in agreement with assigned supervisor.

The internship positions are unpaid and ECMI is not able to cover travel expenses.


In order to become a successful candidate, the applicant must hold an MA degree (or equivalent) or be currently enrolled in an MA programme in linguistics, philology, political or social studies. The applicant must be a native speaker of one of the EPP languages (Russian, Ukrainian, Moldovan/Romanian, Belarusian) and have at least a C-1 level for the second language required for the project (Russian, Ukrainian, Moldovan/Romanian, Belarusian, English).

ECMI is an English-speaking institution, profound knowledge of English is essential (at least C1 level)

Application by e-mail only, no phone calls please

Please provide a letter of motivation titled “EPP Internship” and a curriculum vitae, as well as a short writing sample (5-7 pages), which may be an excerpt of an academic paper, demonstrating knowledge of the Eastern European Region.


Due date for submissions: applications for the internships will be considered on a rolling basis.
Short-listed applicants will be contacted within one month after submitting their application.

Internship duration is  3 months.

Please forward all application materials to: Hanna Vasilevich, vasilevich@ecmi.de

About the project

ECMI EASTERN PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME (EPP) addresses Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine – countries that face various challenges and also have numerous achievements in the accommodation and governance of their ethnic and linguistic diversity. This is a 3-year programme, to be implemented from 2014 to 2017.

The EPP’s objectives are:

  • awareness-raising and capacity-building of public bodies in charge of diversity and equality management, consultative bodies and advisory bodies on minority issues
  • dissemination and transfer of information and know-how both on European standards and good practices through training and networking.

The programme objectives are achieved by means of trans-regional thematically-focused training seminars, by facilitating networking of public and civil society institutions and by joint activities aimed at monitoring and drafting thematic reports on the EPP’s focal issues.

The EPP’s work is organized along two thematic streams:

  • National institutions in pursuit of equality and diversity policies
  • Minority participation to public life