Volunteer Intern

  • Volunteer
  • Istanbul, Turkey

Volunteer Intern

Job description

The Europe and Central Asia Program’s Turkey Project is seeking a part-time volunteer intern for ideally six months (less can also be considered) starting on 5 March 2018. The voluntary internship would suit a candidate with a recent degree in political science, conflict studies or international relations, planning to pursue a career related to Turkish domestic and foreign affairs, and preferably with a particular interest in domestic efforts to combat jihadist networks in Turkey and/or the Cyprus question.

The volunteer intern will be based in Istanbul (Turkey) and will work closely with the Turkey Director and Analyst fulfilling the following tasks:




  • Research particularly on domestic efforts to combat jihadist networks in Turkey and the Cyprus question as well as spill over of conflicts in the region into Turkey, and more broadly Turkish domestic and foreign policy.
  • Review of Turkish and international press;
  • Provide assistance in reporting/drafting on conflicts followed by the Istanbul field office;
  • Assist in the preparation of advocacy materials, including conference presentations, and attending public events/conferences/research meetings with program staff in Istanbul;
  • Provide administrative support as required. 



  • Degree in political science, conflict studies, international relations or similar; 
  • Excellent verbal and written command of English and preferably fluent in Turkish;
  • Knowledge of and interest in jihadist networks, Turkish foreign policy and/or the Cyprus question.
  • Experience within EU institution and/or an international environment/NGO desirable.

If interested, please apply by 8 February 2018.