2023 internship opportunities in Estonia and Latvia

The Global Studies Internship Program offers placements at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies (University of Tartu, Estonia), Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia), HackMotion (Latvia), TechHub Riga (Latvia) and Vabamu Museum of Occupations and Freedom (Estonia). 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 launched three new internship opportunities at the 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. At CCDCOE, the students will get an opportunity to work for an international and multidisciplinary cyber defense hub’s strategy and law departments by analyzing future cyber operations, doing research on the overall strategic and geopolitical implications of operations, and protecting Ukrainian critical information infrastructure. At Riga Stradiņš University, the students will take part in International Relations academic work with a focus on East Asia’s regional dynamic. They will have an opportunity to engage with the Latvian foreign policy makers, think tank community, academics, and practitioners. The Baltic Security Foundation offers research opportunities related to Chinese presence in the Baltic region, Baltic energy security, lessons learned from the War in Ukraine, and European and transatlantic security issues.

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 2022, the interns visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in both Estonia and Latvia; met with the U.S. Ambassador to Latvia; took part in an Estonian cuisine workshop; had guided tours of three cities; visited a beautiful island off the coast of Tallinn and so much more.

More information about the 2023 internship opportunities can be found on the Stanford Global Studies webpage. The deadline to apply for the internships is February 7, 2023.