Call For Internship Applicants

Interested in current international relations and media issues?
Want to gain experience in any or both of these fields by working for a non-governmental organisation?


“As an independent institution, ICRP brings together diplomats, political actors, future decision-makers and young intellectuals. ICRP focuses on global intercultural dialogue and forms of cooperation between intra-cultural entities, aiming to promote the protection of International Human Rights and recognition of cultural diversity and heritage in an interdependent world.”

If you are seeking an understanding of international relations and youth work, Institute for Cultural Relations Policy (ICRP) offers a paid internship position that provides practical work experience and an introduction to international cultural relations and the life of a non-governmental organisation.

The Budapest-based ICRP is seeking for a native Hungarian speaking intern that will be working closely with management and will be involved with daily administrative tasks.

The intern is required to be based in Budapest and will work at home office and the city centre on research and international youth projects.

Post title: Paid Intern, 1 position available

Duration: 6 months

Deadline of application: Applications shall be submitted by Friday, 14 July 2017, 20:00 CET (Budapest time) carrying as subject of the email the indication “Paid Internship Call 2017”. Applications submitted after the established deadline will be automatically rejected.

Organisational context: The ICRP is a non-governmental and non-profit organisation fostering scientific education and public discourse regarding cultural relations policy. The institution focuses on global intercultural dialogue and forms of cooperation between intra-cultural entities, aiming to promote the protection of International Human Rights and recognition of cultural diversity and heritage in an interdependent world. Moreover, the ICRP puts a great emphasis on the professional development of young generations by conducting an internationally known and popular internship programme, taking part in international youth initiatives and regularly organising different trainings and workshops.

Description of duties: The selected intern will apply her/his skills in supporting the activities of the ICRP management. S/he will gain understanding of the institution’s work and the development of the learning programmes for ICRP interns. The intern will directly report to the Director of the ICRP and contribute to the design, development, promotion, coordination, delivery and evaluation of learning programmes. Specifically, the intern will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Support local and international programme preparation, implementation and follow-up (40%)
  • Coordinating of the activities of the unpaid Internship Programme ( (20%)
  • Carry out other tasks to assist the Director in the implementation of the institution’s activities as and where required (20%)
  • Conduct market research (screening think tanks, academic institutions, private sector entities, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, arts and culture institutions) on external expertise (speakers, facilitators, coaches, other resource persons) which could benefit the ICRP programmes. (15%)
  • Assist the Director by preparing briefings, memos or taking minutes (5%)

Required skills (education and experience):

  • Applicants can be considered if they meet one of the following:
    • are enrolled in the final year of a Bachelor’s programme; or
    • are enrolled in a Master’s or in a Ph.D. programme; or
    • are within one year after graduation from a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph.D. programme
      in International Relations, Political Science, Law or any other related fields;
  • Knowledge of international and cultural relations frameworks;
  • Self-motivated and committed to continuous learning;
  • Ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment;
  • Native Hungarian;
  • Excellent communication skills, coupled with proficiency in oral and written English;
  • Excellent drafting skills and ability to structure written materials effectively;
  • Well-organized and able to multi-task;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google applications.


  • Enrolment in further studies in the above, leading towards a Master’s or Doctorate, or the equivalent;
  • Proficiency in any of non-EU languages;
  • A good understanding of the philosophy, values and mission of the institution.

How to apply: Applications should be submitted exclusively in electronic/digital format (MS Word file) to the ICRP (
Any technical question or problem concerning the application shall be addressed in writing to quoting as subject 2017 CFPI Technical Info.
Application Package to be submitted by email to the ICRP shall consist of:

  • An up-to-date CV/resume (in MS Word)
  • Motivation letter (in MS Word) specifying the preferred start date (anytime between 1 August and 15 September);
  • Any relevant documents (in MS Word or pdf) (list of publications, recommendation, etc.)

Selection and commencement: Candidates for the Internship Programme are selected on a competitive basis. Only those candidates who meet the requirements of the position will be short-listed and interviewed. The candidates will be informed of the result of the selection process as soon as it is finalised.

Completion of the programme: At the end of the internship period, a written evaluation of the intern’s performance will be prepared and a meeting will be organised with the intern to provide feedback. Upon completion of the Internship Programme the candidate will be provided with a certificate of attendance. A successful internship can be a stepping stone for further career within the ICRP.

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Why be an ICRP intern?

If you are interested in international relations or world politics and want to gain experience in these fields by working for a non-governmental organisation, an internship at the Institute for Cultural Relations Policy could be the ideal start for you.

The objective of our programme is to offer students from diverse academic background relevant experience in their future-to-be field of employment. You will be given a real chance to utilise what you have learnt

so far by organising and attending international conferences, making interviews with experts, politicians or diplomats, writing articles, blog entries or even research papers in the field of your interest.


Eligibility criteria

Applicants should be students or entry-level professionals of journalism/social studies/law/economics/international relations/political science or related fields. Very good knowledge of English is mandatory and good communications skills required.


Intern responsibilities include

– Research (independent studies regarding cultural relations policy)
– Writing and editing of ICRP special edition publications of Human Rights Issues
– Writing articles/editing Cultural Relations Review monthly e-journal
– Event support and development (working to support international conference, research, public relations, – communication, event management)
– Information collection and data analysis for ICRP Online Resources


Knowledge, skills and competences to be acquired by the end of the traineeship

At the end of internship period the intern will be able to conclude and publish articles on current issues of international relations and to cover in-depth analyses concerning cultural relations policy. The Internship Programme contributes to the development of professional education of the intern through the tasks given during the internship period. The intern will have opportunity to meet diplomats and scholars from across Europe and the globe. The ICRP Internship Programme helps strengthening professional skills.

Applying for internships

If you consider applying for an internship at ICRP, you are encouraged to send your application (CV and cover letter in English). The cover letter should specify the proposed period, dates of the internship and at least one of the preferred responsibilities. You may send your application in the form of MS Word file attached to an e-mail to ICRP.


Keep in mind

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. The Institute for Cultural Relations Policy offers voluntary (unpaid) internships for five weeks with flexible work-time. Paid and longer internships are available under Erasmus+ Traineeship grant program. Applications accepted continuously!


“I had a really excellent time at ICRP. I learnt a lot about the actual issues of international relations, while being part of an unquestionably constructive team. I think that my time spent as an intern at ICRP will be an unforgettable memory of my life, and an invaluable asset in my future career.” — a former intern from Hungary

“I found this internship while being an Erasmus student in Budapest. I appreciated the working atmosphere as being part of a young creative team which also allows you to work independently. It offered me a great insight into the work of an NGO in an intercultural multinational surrounding.” — a former intern from Germany


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“Doing a summer internship programme at ICRP is an outstanding opportunity to gain some invaluable experience for all International Relations and Political Science students. Not only because you work with a dynamic, active and passionate team; but also because you can get engaged in or further scrutinize worldwide conflicts and global issues. Moreover, the organization offers a great variety of activities, thus everyone can find one’s own specialisation/interest. I indeed enjoyed my internship at the institute.” — a former intern from the United Kingdom

“The time I spent at ICRP as an intern gave me the opportunity to get a greater look to the organization of international conferences and to meet interesting people from all over the world which both proved to be a really good experience. Besides work, I could also enjoy the lectures given by the participants of the conferences that came really useful for my studies as well.” — a former intern from Hungary

“Internship programme at ICRP was a great opportunity to enrich my theoretical knowledge by fundamental principles of current affairs and learn new ideas in different fields. It provided a multicultural environment for learning different cultures and skills during different tasks and importantly improving the ways of thinking with other interns. I feel proud to be the part of ICRP internship programs.  — a former intern from Pakistan


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