The Centre for Mediterranean, Middle East and Islamic Studies (CEMMIS) is offering two (2) internships on a voluntary basis for the current academic year. The interns, that will be supervised by senior associates, will be dealing with the study and analysis of ongoing events.

Applicants have to be either in their final year of undergraduate studies, postgraduate students, as well as holders of postgraduate degrees.

To apply, please send:

1. CV (undergraduate students are required to send a transcript of records which will enlist all their classes that are dealing with CEMMIS’ areas of interest, international politics, international relations, comparative politics, geopolitics, international history and international political economy)

2. cover letter

3. Certificate of fluency in English (and other languages)*

*At this stage, applicants are not required to send their language certificates. However, shortlisted candidates will be asked to present the certificates during the interview.

Aspects to be taken into consideration:

Grades, fluency in English and French, competency in any language that is spoken in CEMMIS’ areas of interest, anything else that could certify a major interest in international relations and foreign politics.

The deadline for applications is October 26, 2014.

Please send your applications to [email protected]


1. Should the interns be in Athens?

The researchers should be based in Athens, as they have to participate in CEMMIS team meetings every fortnight at least.

2. Where are CEMMIS meetings held?

Most of CEMMIS meetings take place in the centre of Athens but some of them may take place in Corinth.

3. How long is the duration of the internship?

The internship is to commence in November 2014 and end by the beginning of July 2015.

4. What is the job of an intern?

According to their qualifications and capabilities, the interns may be asked to follow the social media, to collect and classify data and to write reports and analyses on current Middle East affairs, not necessarily on their expertise or according strictly to their research interests.

5. What is the selection process?

The selection process is CV based. Candidates may also be asked to participate in an interview in Athens or, if this is not possible, through Skype. They may also be asked for a writing sample in English.

Additional information will be given during the interviews session

The Centre is operating within the framework of the Department of Political Studies & International Relations of the University of Peloponnese. It does not receive any state or private funding and all its members are working on a voluntary basis.