- International Fellowship
- Junior Fellowship
Type: Internship/Fellowship Program
Wage: Small stipend to cover housing and food; we encourage candidates to seek outside funding; help finding housing provided
Application Deadline: Rolling
Location(s): Tbilisi, Georgia; Baku, Azerbaijan; Yerevan, Armenia
Hours: 4 days, 32 hours/ week
How to apply
Eligibility: Applicants must have a strong interest and background in the social sciences (policy-related or think tank experience is a benefit); have completed two years of college course work by the time the internship begins (graduate students are highly encouraged to apply); be familiar with Microsoft programs (knowledge of statistical programs such as SPSS or Stata is desirable); have well-developed communication, teamwork and organizational skills; take initiative and work independently with little supervision; and be able to work in a complex environment in developing countries. Knowledge of Russian or a local language (Armenian, Azerbaijani, and Georgian) and experience in the NIS region is a plus. Candidates who have their own research agenda will be given priority. Applicants must be willing to commit to the internship for a minimum of 10 weeks. Candidates should specify if they have a country preference.
In addition to its core activities, CRRC has a burgeoning number of research projects in which interns in the past have played a pivotal role. Duties may include but are not limited to conducting research (including interviewing local officials and community members and helping manage the questionnaire design process) and helping local researchers publish their findings; organizing social science trainings; updating CRRC's English language materials; preparing outreach materials; updating and managing databases; and organizing special events and conferences. There is also the opportunity to establish long-term cooperation with local researchers and policymakers, as well as learn Russian and/or a local language and conduct research during the course of the internship.
How to Apply
Your application should include a scanned copy of your transcript, a resume including three references and a cover letter explaining why this position is of interest.
Regional Research Associate
CRRC Georgia Interns/Fellows
Inge Snip has been living in and out of Georgia for the last 4,5 years, working for several NGO’s and having founded Evolutsia.net--a news and analysis website covering the political landscape of Georgia. She is currently finishing a Master degree in Politics and International Studies at Uppsala University in Sweden, for which she did individual research on elite configuration at the Harriman Institute at Columbia University. Her Master thesis will focus on Georgia’s current cultural elite. This research will include sociologist Pierre Bourdieu’s idea’s of capital - arguing that social, cultural and symbolic capital creates power within society, not only economical capital.
Inge has a LLB degree in International and European Law from the University of Groningen, and a Russian language certificate from Kyiv National Economic Trade University where she studied for one year.
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Gavin is a PhD candidate at the University of Oxford, UK. He holds a first degree from the University of Wales, and Masters degrees from Central European University, Budapest and the University of Oxford. He lived and worked in Russia for almost five years and first came to Georgia as an English teacher in 2002. He has spent the last three years conducting his PhD research on Georgia. His interests are criminological in focus and include: organised crime and state responses to it, penal subcultures, and prison and police reform in the post-Soviet space.
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Sonya holds a Master's degree in Political Science from Central European University, where she wrote her thesis on language attitudes in Georgia. Previously, she worked for Human Rights Watch in New York as well as Bank Information Center in Washington, DC, on the countries of the former Soviet Union with a focus on the Caucasus and Central Asia. Sonya holds a BA from UC Berkeley in Comparative Literature as well as Russian Culture and speaks Russian and Spanish.
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Currently, Malte is a B.A. student in political sciences at the Institute for Political Studies in Paris. He joined CRRC's fellowship program in February 2010 as part of his undergraduate studies. Prior to that, he worked for a year on solar energy projects in Burkina Faso, in which he is still actively engaged today. Malte is involved in different social projects both at home and abroad. Amongst others, he helped to set up an educational center in rural Morocco and organized an annual music festival and a monthly parlour game club for young people in his hometown in Northern Germany. He has done internships at the Aspen Institute Germany and the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies.
In addition to his native German, he speaks French, English and studies Russian. His research interests include the nexus between energy politics, democracy and social policy, and the transformation process in the CIS countries.
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Jesse Tatum holds a M.Sc. in European Studies with Translation from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, and a B.A. in International Studies from Portland State University. Previously, he was a translator for the Groupe de sociologie politique européenne at Robert Schuman University in Strasbourg, France, and taught English in France and in China. His current research interests include the EU's external relations and political trends in the Caucasus and Central Asia. He is the interview editor for the Caucasian Review of International Affairs (CRIA).
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Robia Charles is a California native who holds a B.A. from the University of California, Davis where she studied Russian and Mathematics. She has a M.A. in Eurasian an Russian Studies from the European University of St. Petersburg, Russia and a M.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at UC Berkeley and also currently an affiliated doctoral student at the Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science at the Freie Universitaet in Berlin, Germany. Prior to joining CRRC, Robia was employed as a Graduate Student Instructor at UC Berkeley, as a community organizer in Northern California, and as a limnological researcher in both Tanzania and Siberia. Robia's academic interests include nationalism and the intersection of politics and religion, especially in post-Soviet Eurasia. In her spare time she loves to travel, study languages and juggle. She is very excited to be in Georgia for the first time and to work at CRRC.
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Melissa Scholz is a recent graduate of Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service (M.A., German and European Studies), where she concentrated in international conflict resolution and humanitarian/refugee emergencies, particularly as applied to the Caucasus. She is a 2006 graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology (B.S. International Affairs and Modern Languages, Highest Honors). Her most fulfilling previous jobs were with the Division of Biodefense tracking security issues in the FSU, and as a program coordinator for the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs. A collegiate athlete, she loves swimming and watching sports (especially Euro 2008), as well as photography, traveling, and spending time with her family.
B.A. in Sociology, Tallinn University, Estonia.
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