FRA’s internship programme is designed to provide experience that is relevant to future careers in international affairs. It offers mentoring opportunities and formal training to students coming to the end of their university education or those at an early stage of their working lives.
Internship programmes last up to 2 months and are available mainly within the Institute’s research departments but also in some non-research department such as Communications, Publishing and External Relations. Although internships are unpaid, they are designed to support and foster career development, and are offered on a flexible basis so that, for example, students can fit their internship around studies, part-time work, and other commitments.Internship Benefits
Interns can expect to gain direct exposure to the work and management of FRA as a leading think-tank including opportunities to:
Attend research seminars, workshops and discussion groups hosted by our regional and thematic research departments.
Attend conferences on a range of emerging issues critical to business and policy interests.
Access the library and information service, including complimentary research enquiry service and the free loan of up to 10 books at any one time.
Produce meeting summaries to develop writing and editing skills.
Additional benefits include: Appointed mentor from the host department/programme throughout the internship.
Scheduled review meetings (at least two during the internship) to discuss progress and development; and on completion of the internship a written review of their progression will be given to each intern.
Complimentary copies of our magazine Ozgurluk Postası and Liberty@Turkey .
Entitlement to a free lunch at Freedom Research Association.
Certificate signed by the Executive Director of Freedom Research Association on successful completion of Internship.
Internship opportunities are available throughout the year at FRA and are advertised on our website on a regular basis. Regular internship period is 4 weeks, beginning from the first week of the respective month. Internships can be extended to another 4 weeks upon written request and consideration of the respective department on the basis of Institute’s needs and availability.Applications should be emailed to the contact person/department advertising the position and send:
A full curriculum vitae.
A covering letter including a brief description of why you want to do an internship at Freedom Research Association.
Two letters of reference, with at least one from a faculty member, and contact details of referees.
Upon acceptance,• Copy of ID
• Criminal Record
All applications received are considered by the department / programme advertising the internship and a small number of applicants will be interviewed prior to the successful individual being offered the internship. Please note that we do not accept speculative applications, but only those related to an advertised position.
If applying from abroad, applicants should ensure that they have met the necessary visa requirements for the Republic of Turkey, prior to submitting their applications. Applications from individual who do not have the appropriate visa will not be accepted. Please note Freedom Research Association is unable to act as a work sponsor or provide visa support for applicants. There is no limit on the number of internships a person can apply for. If applicants are unsuccessful, they are encouraged to apply for other suitable opportunities when they become available.