Call for Application: EU NPDC Internship at the IIR

The Institute of International Relations Prague (IIR) has been the leading academic institution for the study of international relations in the Czech Republic since 1957. An active member of international research networks, the Institute’s mission is to conduct excellent academic research in the field of international relations and other related disciplines.

The IIR as a member of the European network of independent non-proliferation think-tanks is opening the call for applications within the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium internship programme. The duration of the internship is 3 months (13 weeks) and it should be completed by May 2020.

The EU NPDC can provide limited subsidies (500 € / month) for a limited number of students for the duration of the internship. Interns from the EU as well as non-EU countries should be master students, Ph.D. students, post-docs, junior diplomats, or journalists with a proven interest in arms control, non-proliferation, and disarmament. Applicants should have a completed university Bachelor's degree (as a minimum).

The intern is expected to conduct research-related tasks and produce a final essay of a minimum of 20 pages.

Applications (sent via email to, please write “EU NPDC Internship“ in the subject) must include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter specifying expectations of the applicant regarding the internship as well as her/his preferred research topic

The closing date for applications is October 15, 2020. Selected candidates shall be invited for interviews.

The expected start date is December 1, 2020. It may be negotiated based on individual circumstances. The internship terminates in May 2021.

The Institute of International Relations is a fair opportunity employer.

The call is available in PDF here.