Application and Selection

Applications for the CMDR COE Internship Programme will be accepted as either responses to specific calls or as spontaneous applications, as follows:

  1. Calls for internship - applications past the set deadline will not be considered;
  2. Spontaneous applications - should be made no less than 4 (four) months in advance of the desired internship start date and should clearly specify a research topic.

Applicants should carefully review the eligibility criteria for selection making sure they fulfil them and prepare all necessary application documents, in accordance with stipulated requirements, prior to submitting their application. Applicants falling short of fulfilling the eligibility criteria, as well as incomplete applications or such non-complying with the preparation requirements shall not be considered in the selection process.

All applications should be submitted online. Candidates should fill in an online application form attaching the following:  

  1. At least one, but no more than three, recommendation letters from an academic or professional institution;
  2. A one-page Cover Letter including: 1) motivation for undergoing an internship; 2) preferences and a research proposal on a topic of interest; 3) expectations of the internship; 4) any other information considered relevant for the selection process.

The CMDR COE is committed to ensuring a fair, free of discrimination and harassment, and enabling working environment. In its selection process, the Centre pays utmost attention to respecting gender equality and to selecting candidates on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The CMDR COE selection process is based on clearly stated eligibility and application criteria and has two stages: 




Successful candidates will be invited to join the CMDR COE team as interns.

Their main assignment will be a research project relevant to their academic background and preferred professional development path, and to the CMDR COE thematic portfolio. Each intern will have a dedicated supervisor who, alongside being generally responsible for the conduct of the internship, will be responsible for providing information and guidance, including initial technical requirements, in the preparation of the paper. She/he will also provide continuous editorial and follow-up support within the agreed research timeframe. 




An applicant may not be, and shall not be considered for selection if, a child, sibling or in any way a relative of a CMDR COE’s staff member.

Applicants will be required to declare non-affiliation of the types stipulated here-above in their application. 

The CMDR COE internship is not connected with employment but may provide future collaborative prospects for specific initiatives.




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