Felhívás kutatási szakmai gyakorlatban való részvételre
The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) calls for applications to its 2020/2021 Fall Term research internship program with the objective of providing the participants with valuable professional tools related to their research, an insight into the work of Hungarian institutions operating in the field of foreign, defense, and trade policy, and, in selected cases, a platform for the publication of their work.
The research internship program of the Institute consists of a 12-week training module and a 6-week consultation period. The Fall Term program starts on September 11, 2020 and concludes on January 28, 2021 (with an intermittent break between December 19 and January 3).
TASKS ꞏ Research interns contribute to the work of the Institute at least twice a week (16 hours in total) during the training module (September 11 through December 3), and work on their research papers under the supervision of their mentors until the end of the consultation period (January 28). The training module includes the attendance of mandatory programs on Fridays, as shown in the draft schedule below. Apart from the Friday programs, interns report at the Institute as agreed with their mentors. Please note that depending on the public health situation, events might need to be moved online in short notice.
|September 11||Welcome presentation by IFAT director|
|September 18||Introductory training|
|September 25||Research Seminar 1|
|October 2||Field trip 1|
|October 9||Field trip 2|
|October 16||Field trip 3|
|October 23||National Holiday – IFAT is closed|
|October 30||Field trip 4|
|November 6||Research Seminar 2|
|November 13||Small Group Workshop 1|
|November 20||Small Group Workshop 2|
|November 27||Informal gathering|
|Between January 21 and 28 (tbc)||Presentation of the Analysis Papers|
Attendance requirements: The total number of absences cannot be more than three. Events highlighted in black are obligatory to attend. In addition, at least two of the field trips and one of the small group workshops are obligatory to attend. Noncompliance with the attendance requirements leads to the automatic termination of participation in the program.
Research interns are encouraged to incorporate the skills and knowledge gained during their stay at IFAT into their own research. They will be expected to submit a 20,000-character analysis paper by the end of the program in English or Hungarian, corresponding to the regional/thematic scope of the flagship research programs of IFAT, which are: • International Trade, • The Euroatlantic World (incl. the EU, Latin America and the V4 countries), • The Middle East and North Africa, • The Balkans, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia.
On meeting required standards of quality, the papers can be published as part of the KKI Policy Briefs / KKI-Elemzések series (in English or Hungarian). Interns will work under the professional guidance of a research fellow of the Institute, corresponding to their professional interests. The fellow designated for mentoring will provide regular feedback on the intern’s work.