2024 internship opportunities in Estonia and Latvia
The Global Studies Internship Program offers placements at Vabamu Museum of Occupations and Freedom (Estonia), the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies (University of Tartu, Estonia), TechHub Riga (Latvia), NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) in Estonia, Riga Stradiņš University’s China Studies Centre in Latvia, and The Baltic Security Foundation in Latvia. Each of these organizations has experience in hosting Stanford interns and is looking forward to working with the students again.
This year, the program also launches a new internship opportunity at the FinEst Centre for Smart Cities (Tallinn University of Technology). The FinEst Centre for Smart Cities is an international research and development center, driven by passion to enhance the quality of life in urban areas. The intern is expected to join the continuous process of matching long-term city challenges (e.g. urbanization, climate change) with ideas on how to solve them in the urban environment via research and innovation actions (pilots). If successful, those pilots aim to transform European cities of becoming climate-neutral and smart by 2030.
When chosen for an internship in the Baltics, students can participate in a program of events and activities organized by Vabamu. For example, in the summer of 2023, the interns visited museums and governmental agencies in Tallinn, Riga, and Tartu, attended the Estonian Song Festival, met with local diplomats and U.S. Embassy staff, learned how to cook local food, participated in startup events and even went canoeing in South Estonia.
More information about the 2024 internship opportunities can be found on the Stanford Global Studies webpage. The deadline to apply for the internships is January 28, 2024.