UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


IMESS Internships

Work Experience and Internship Opportunities

Information on internship opportunities at the partner universities universities:

In recent years, IMESS students have enjoyed internships in the following organisations:

Organisation                                               Field of Work                                             Website                                                       Location
African Union Commission Head OfficeEconomic Affairs Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Austrian EmbassyInternational AffairslinkLondon
Belgian EmbassyInternational AffairslinkKiev
Camden LGBT ForumLGBT AffairslinkLondon
Center for Strategic and International StudiesInternational AffairslinkWashington, DC
Cold War History Research Center at Corvinus University of BudapestHistorylinkBudapest
Creative Centre CarnationCreative IndustrylinkTartu
DAPD News AgencyMedialinkVarious in Germany
European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI)Minority RightslinkVarious
German Federal Foreign OfficeInternational AffairslinkBerlin
Hill+KnowltonConsultancylinkThe Hague and Amsterdam
Information Office of the Land of Mecklenburg-VorpommernRegional development Brussels
International Centre for Democratic TransitionDemocracy promotionlinkBudapest
Marks and Spencer ChinaRetail Shanghai
PBN MoscowCommunications Consultancy Moscow, Washington, Kiev, Almaty
Redgate CapitalAsset Management and Investment BankinglinkTallinn
The Risk Advisory GroupRisk Management Consultancy Various, inc. London and Moscow
Romany MuseumEthnic minority issues Brno
Study China ProgrammeN.A. (a short study programme that may include an internship)linkChina
UCL Institute of Child HealthHealthlinkLondon
United Nations Development Programme, BratislavaPublic PolicylinkBratislava
United Nations Development Programme, MontenegroPublic PolicylinkPodgorica
United Nations Global CompactSustainable and responsible businesslinkNew York
Urban Green EnergyRenewable EnergylinkUK and other
Verification Research, Training and Information CentreInternational cooperation London
Women for WomenWomen’s AffairslinkLondon

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Selected internship programmes of potential interest to IMESS students:

ABA Rule of Law Initiative (Europe & Eurasia Division)Public Service Project of the American Bar AssociationlinkVarious
Adam Smith InstituteEconomic and Social PolicylinkLondon
Amnesty InternationalHuman RightslinkLondon (Geneva, New York)
Article 19Human RightslinkLondon
Asian  Development BankEconomics, Energy, InfrastructurelinkManila or world-wide
BBCMedia / BroadcastinglinkUK-wide
Belgrade Open SchoolEducation NGOlinkBelgrade
Blackstone GroupFinancelinkLondon, New York and world-wide
British CouncilEducation, culture and society Various
British Embassies in the Region – check individual embassy websites for updatesInternational AffairslinkVarious
British Embassy in PragueInternational AffairslinkPrague
Business Monitor InternationalRisk Assessment London
Centre for EnterpriseBusiness and EconomicslinkLondon and Leicester
Center for the Study of DemocracyPolitics Sofia
Centre for Economic and Social DevelopmentEconomicslinkBaku
Centre for Economic Policy ResearchEconomics London
Centre for Policy StudiesPublic PolicylinkLondon
Centre for Social and Economic Reform (CASE) UkraineEconomic AffairslinkKiev
Centre for the Study of Financial InnovationFinance London
CentreForumPublic PolicylinkLondon
Chatham HouseInternational Affairs


Civitas: The Centre for the Study of Civil SocietyPublic Policy London
Control RisksRisk ManagementlinkLondon
CounterpointGlobal Think TanklinkLondon
DemosPolitical SciencelinkLondon
EastWest InitiativeGlobal Think TanklinkVarious
EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction & Development)Economics, Finance, BankinglinkLondon
Ecologia Youth TrustYouth and Environmental CharitylinkRussia
EIB (European Investment Bank)Economics, Finance, BankinglinkLuxembourg and world-wide
Ernst&YoungTax, Assurance, AuditlinkLondon and world-wide
ESRC Internship SchemeEconomics and SocietylinkVarious within UK
Eurasia FoundationCommunications, Public PolicylinkWashington D.C.,   USA
European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI)Minority RightslinkFlensburg, Germany, or Tblisi, Prishtina, Skopje
European Commission TraineeshipsInternational AffairslinkBrussels / Luxembourg
European Council on Foreign RelationsPan-European Think TanklinkBerlin / London /  Paris
European Council on Refugees and ExilesHuman RightslinkLondon and Brussels
European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC)Human RightslinkLondon
European ParliamentInternational AffairslinkLuxembourg
European Union Delegation to NYCPoliticslinkNew York City
European Union Delegation to WashingtonPoliticslinkWashington, D.C.
Fabian SocietyPublic PolicylinkLondon
Human Rights Watch (HRW)Human RightslinkLondon (Brussels, Berlin, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., New York City)
ILO (International Labor Organization)Law, Economics, Political SciencelinkGeneva and world-wide
Institute for Fiscal StudiesFinancelinkLondon
Institute for Public Policy ResearchPublic PolicylinkLondon or Newcastle
Institute of International Affairs in PragueInternational AffairslinkPrague
Institute of Public Affairs (Warsaw)Public Policy Think Tank Warsaw
International Atomic Energy AgencyEnergylinkVienna
International Crisis GroupConflict Prevention London (and Brussels)
International Institute for Strategic StudiesStrategic Studies London (and Washington D.C.)
Joseph Rowntree FoundationPoverty, SocietylinkLondon
KAS (Korad Adenauer Stiftung)Political science, EconomicslinkSankt Augustin, Germany and world-wide
Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson CenterEverythinglinkWashington, D.C.
Marker GlobalRisk AssessmentlinkLondon
Minority Rights Group (MRG)Minority RightslinkLondon
National Centre for Social ResearchSocial ResearchlinkLondon and Edinburgh
National Institute of Economic and Social ResearchEconomics, Social ResearchlinkLondon
NATO Defence CollegePolitics, SecuritylinkRome, Italy
NATO Headquarters, Supreme Allied Command TransformationPolitics, SecuritylinkNorfolk, VA, USA
NATO HQPolitics, SecuritylinkBrussels
NATO Parliamentary AssemblyPolitics, SecuritylinkBrussels
NATO Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers EuropePolitics, SecuritylinkMons, BE
Nera Economic ConsultancyEconomicslinkLondon
New Economics FoundationEconomicslinkLondon
New Local Government NetworkGovernmentlinkLondon
New Policy InstitutePolitics, SocietylinkLondon
OAS (Organization of American States)Politics, Economics, DevelopmentlinkWashington, D.C.
Open Society FoundationSocietylinkLondon
Open Society InitiativeSocietylinkBudapest
Open Society InstitutePublic PolicylinkVarious
Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)Regional SecuritylinkPrague and Vienna
Overseas Development InstituteInternational DevelopmentlinkLondon
Partners for Democratic Change (Europe & Eurasia)Conflict and Change ManagementlinkVarious
Policy ExchangePolicy Development London
Policy NetworkPublic PolicylinkLondon
PriceWaterhouseCoopersTax, Assurance, AuditlinkLondon and world-wide
Psychologists for Social ResponsibilitySocietylinkWashington, D.C.
Pushkin HouseCulturelinkLondon
Regulatory Policy InstituteEconomic PolicylinkLondon
Royal United Servies Institute for Defence StudiesDefencelinkLondon
Rule of Law InitiativeLawlinkBelgrade, Kiev, Baku, varies
Runnymede TrustMinority RightslinkLondon
Smith InstituteSocial Policy, EconomicslinkLondon
Social Market FoundationEconomic and Social PolicylinkLondon
The BEARR TrustHealth NGOlinkLondon
The British Council – check individual country websites for updatesEducation and CulturelinkVarious
The Delegation of the European Union to  RussiaInternational Affairs Moscow
The Finnish InstituteEducation, Cultural and Social AffairslinkLondon
The Foundation for the Relief of Disabled Orphans (FRODO)Charity with focus on Central Europe and the BalkanslinkVarious
The German Marshall Fund of the United StatesPublic Policy, International Affairs Various
The Great Baikal TrailEnvironmental NGOlinkLake Baikal region, Russia
The World BankVariouslinkWorldwide
The Young FoundationPublic PolicylinkLondon
UNDP (United Nations Development Programme)Economics, Social science, Development Everywhere
UNDP TurkeyEconomics, Social science, DevelopmentlinkTurkey
UNDP ChinaEconomics, Social science, Development Beijing
UNDP AzerbaijanEconomics, Social science, Development Baku
UNDP GeorgiaEconomics, Social science, DevelopmentlinkTbilisi
UNESCOEducation / Culture / International AffairslinkParis and worldwide
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural OrganisationInternational Development Paris and world-wide
United NationsPolitics Everywhere
United Nations Economic Commission for EuropeInternational Affairs / EconomicslinkGeneva
United Nations HeadquartersPolitics New York City
United Nations High Commissioner for Human RightsHuman RightslinkGeneva
United Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesRefugeeslinkGeneva and world-wide
Unlock DemocracyPolitics, DemocracylinkLondon
Wilton ParkExecutive agency of the Foreign Office – foreign affairs and public policy eventslinkWest Sussex, UK
Women’s Democracy NetworkPolitics, Social PolicylinkWashington, D.C.
Woodrow Wilson CenterEverythinglinkWashington, D.C.
World Trade OrganisationEconomics Geneva

Useful internet search portals

EURES – The European Job Mobility Portalhttp://ec.europa.eu/eures/
UCLU Volunteershttp://uclu.org/volunteers/
w4mp (Working for an MP)http://www.w4mpjobs.org/