Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the BSEC PERMIS is currently not in a position to consider any internship application until further notice.
BSEC INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The BSEC PERMIS is offering an internship program to students of the Member Countries*, Observers** and Sectoral Dialogue Partners*** who are at the third and fourth year of their undergraduate study at a University or at a master/doctoral stage in the field of economy, international relations or in another discipline related to the different areas of work of the BSEC.
The program is designed to provide a general understanding of the activities carried out by BSEC. It provides students with the opportunity to develop their drafting and research skills as well as their team work abilities. Students who successfully complete the internship are granted a certificate.
Internship is unpaid and offered from mid-January to mid-July and from mid-September to mid-December for two interns at most for each term. The duration of internship is minimum two, maximum four months (with the possibility to be extended to six months).
Requirements for the candidates
Applicants are required to be citizens of the BSEC Member States, Observers or Sectoral Dialogue Partners (dual citizens may also apply). Those who have completed their university education within the last year and who currently do not hold a student status can also apply for the program. Candidates should demonstrate an interest in issues related to the wider Black Sea area.
The BSEC Permanent International Secretariat accepts students from various fields of social sciences and humanities: Economics, International Relations, Political Science, Law, Business Administration, Public Administration, History, Sociology, Journalism and Communications, Trade, Environment, Energy, Agriculture, Development, Education, Statistics, Finance, Fiscal Affairs and other related fields.
Proficiency in English and ability to draft texts (presentation of a valid certification of the language proficiency will be an advantage). Applicants are advised to submit their published articles and works, if any.
Capability of working as part of a team.
Content of work and responsibilities
The tasks to be given to the interns vary, depending on the BSEC field of cooperation in which the intern is involved as well as the specific background of the intern.
Interns generally take part in supporting the day-to-day activities of the BSEC Permanent International Secretariat and carry out tasks given by the Directorial and Professional staff of the Secretariat, such as drafting papers and reports; gathering, organizing and evaluating information; conducting research and analyzing existing work in a particular sphere as well as translation, among others.
Moreover, interns accompany PERMIS staff in various activities such as meetings, conferences, panels and workshops.
BSEC does not provide students with accommodation, nor assistance concerning visa and residence permit procedures. Internees are required to have full health insurance covering their entire stay in Turkey for the internship.
If you are interested in an internship at the BSEC PERMIS, and if you have the required profile, please mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org your cover letter explaining the basis of your interest in such an internship, the application form as well as your CV in English, containing your passport size photograph, three months prior to the beginning of the date of the internship.
Applications will be duly processed and applicants will be informed of the outcome by the BSEC Permanent International Secretariat at least 6 weeks before the starting date of the internship.
* Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Romania, the Russian Federation, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine.
** Austria,Belarus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Tunisia,United States of America, Commission of the European Union, International Black Sea Club, Energy Charter Secretariat, Black Sea Commission
***Hungary, Iran, Japan, Korea, Montenegro, Ireland, Black and Azov Seas Ports Association (BASPA), Black Sea International Shipowners Association (BINSA), Black Sea Region Association of Shipbuilders and Shiprepairers (BRASS), Black Sea Universities Network (BSUN)