ERICarts European Institute for Comparative Cultural Research


ERICarts offers Student Internships

The European Institute for Comparative Cultural Research provides a limited number of internships to students interested to pursue a career in the field of comparative cultural research. Successful candidates will be provided with invaluable experience by working in an exciting and challenging think-tank environment which is informal and team oriented. 

To apply please send an email/application containing a cover letter, your CV, one page summary outlining your research interests, information on your studies, previous work experience, and a letter of reference to the ERICarts Institute.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to participate in the development and execution of transnational research projects and engage in an assortment of ERICarts' activities during their internship. For example:

  • Research Assistance: students will have the opportunity to participate in running comparative research projects of the Institute. They will be required to assist in the collection of information and data from a broad range of European countries. Students can also participate in the development of projects as well as contribute articles as appropriate.
  • Strategic Communication and Planning: students will be involved in the planning and execution of strategic communication activities for the Institute.
  • Project Administration: students will work together with staff members as part of a team and assist in the daily tasks required in the management of the Institute and its research projects.

The Institute is looking for people who show a strong commitment and interest in the field of comparative cultural research. Applicants should be within their graduate studies programme, have knowledge of cultural affairs in Europe and some research experience in at least one of the main research streams of the Institute. Prospective interns should be able to commit to the full agreed period and show reliability and punctuality, be a good team worker, pro-active and independent, and possess good verbal and written communication skills, as well as computer skills. English is the main working language of the Institute. Competency in other languages is also required.




Experiences at ERICarts

Thank you for the interesting study I had a chance to work with.
Sari Asikainen
ERICarts Institute Intern 2010

Being part of the ERICarts team gave me the motivation to learn more about Europe.  At ERICarts I entered a new world of comparative cultural research to which I am grateful. I received guidance and advice from the team about comparative research methods and had the chance to see how the results are applied in practice. [MORE]
Cécile Debard
ERICarts Institute Intern 2006

ERICarts has shown me the importance of international co-operation and going beyond what is expected of you. My experience has been immeasurable, I can truly say I loved every moment! [MORE]
Teresa Brown
ERICarts Institute Intern 2005


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