The following is a list of confirmed internship placements available to our students in 2018. We will not only be adding to this list, but in the case of very clear applicant experience and objectives, we can do custom placements in other organizations.
Terrorism Research Center
Founded in 2006, the Terrorism Research Center is a research unit within Collegium Civitas University (Warsaw). The Center is one of the leading think-tanks in Poland with renowned experts participating in projects conducted by the Center. The main fields of activity include scientific research, analytical undertakings as well as education and raising awareness about security issues in society. Center research focuses on the wide range of issues of international terrorism and its combating, as well as on the impact of those phenomena on the functioning of the state and its citizens, both in the public and private sectors. The Center’s interests include, but are not limited to: defining terrorist threats, evolution of modern terrorism, psychology of terrorism, tools to fight terrorism, risk assessment and analysis, issues related to mass media.
European Forensic Initiatives Centre (EFIC Foundation)
The primary objective of the EFIC Foundation is to promote quality in forensic science and the development of existing technologies, methods, techniques and tools in forensic science among representatives of law enforcement and the judiciary. The ambition of the Foundation is to exploit the potential of forensic science to improve cooperation between law enforcement and the judiciary, and to promote initiatives aimed at coherent and comprehensive approach to combating crime. At the same time, the Foundation aims to take measures to ensure that all parties in the criminal process have a uniform access to the resources offered by modern forensic science with a balance between these measures and the protection of fundamental human rights.
Education for Democracy Foundation
The Mission of the Foundation is to create and support prodemocratic and pro-civic changes in societies in Poland as well as in post-Soviet countries. They encourage people to take responsibility for their local communities and be open to other cultures and societies. They focus on educating leaders of social changes and financially supporting their initiatives. Basic Polish or Russian language skills needed.
The Kosciuszko Institute
Kosciuszko Institute is an independent, non-governmental research institute that was founded in 2000 as a non-profit organisation. The institute drafts expert reports and policy recommendations for European and Polish decision makers. KI experts influence public debate by addressing the substantial matters in social and economic life. As well as conducting several long term programs, they track the game-changing trends and day-to-day events by monitoring seven research areas: International Relations, EU and RP Institutions and Law, Energy and Climate, Security and Defense, Cybersecurity, Economy and Finance and the State under the Rule of Law. The Kosciuszko institute cooperates in cybersecurity issues with the institutions and government in Poland: the National Security Office (BBN), the Government Security Centre (RCB), the Supreme Audit Office (NIK) and the Ministry of Administration and Digitisation. KI experts are daily guests in national media outlets providing insights and opinions related to cybersecurity.
Note: These internships are based in Krakow, Poland.
European Academy of Diplomacy
EAD seeks to shape, sharpen and inspire a new generation of enlightened international leaders. It derives its principles and values from the country’s experience of a successful economic and political transition. It also draws inspiration from Poland’s value-oriented foreign policy, which endorses joint-responsibility for EU’s neighborhood and active engagement in the support for democracy and prosperity around the world.
POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews
POLIN Museum is a modern cultural institution – a narrative museum which presents a 1000-year history of Polish Jews. It is also a place for meetings and conversations for all of those eager to learn more about the past and present Jewish culture, to confront the stereotypes, and to face the perils of today’s world such as xenophobia and nationalistic prejudices. In 2016, POLIN Museum won the title of the European Museum of the Year Award.
Ashoka is an international citizen-sector organization whose mission is to build an Everyone a Changemaker World™. An Everyone a Changemaker World™ is one that responds quickly and effectively to social challenges, and where each individual has the freedom, confidence and societal support to address any social problem and self identify as a driver of change. Ashoka is the world’s leading community of over 3,500 social entrepreneurs. They champion the most important new social change ideas and support the innovators behind them by helping them get started, grow, collaborate and reshape whole systems.
The Warsaw Rising Museum
The Warsaw Rising Museum was opened on the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of fighting in Warsaw. The Museum is a tribute of Warsaw’s residents to those who fought and died for independent Poland and its free capital.
Center for Citizenship Education
The Center for Citizenship Education (CCE) is an independent, non-profit institution founded in1994. The Center develops social and citizenship competencies that foster civil society and participatory democracy. They support effective education, school democracy, self-governance and schools as the hubs of local activity. CCE cooperates with 5,000 schools and as many as 400,000 students take part in their programs every year. They elaborate and implement projects in different areas of education: whole school reform, teaching. learning and assessment (e.g. School with Class, Learning Schools), citizenship education (e.g. Youth Vote), antidiscrimination (e.g. School of Tolerance), local history, culture and media (Turn on. Youth and Media; School Cinematheque), social and economic entrepreneurship. CCE publishes textbooks for students and guides for teachers, school head masters and reports for policy makers.
School with Class Foundation
The School with Class Foundation (SWC) is an independent educational NGO. Our programs support the development of XXI century skills and help young people to become active and conscious citizens. We help schools to become open and friendly environments engaged in solving social problems, enhancing diversity, with relations based on mutual trust and respect. We support teachers and headmasters in developing student’s critical thinking and problem solving skills. We enhance team work, collaboration, social engagement, student’s responsibility in their own learning and their belief in their own capacities. The School with Class Foundation is a spin-off of one of the biggest and best-known educational programs in Poland, which has been run since 2002. Within the program’s framework we have collaborated with over 9,000 schools, 100,000 teachers and over a million students. The SWC Foundation is based on the potential and the experience of this program.
This start-up is connecting history, tourism, and technology with an innovative application, set to launch in late summer 2018. There is an abundance of apps supporting the many facets of the travel industry – from flights to accommodations to restaurants and information about top tourist attractions. To date, however, none has aimed at facilitating movement around a city in a way that allows the user to explore beyond the most known sites. CityTalks takes the user on a deep dive into the world of microhistories, following the paths of events, people, and themes with recorded stories. Interns are invited to become involved with activities ranging from development of English materials (texts, recordings, routes), research, or support in marketing (social media, organization of promotional events).