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Internships in Latvia

Riga Stradins University, China Studies Centre

City:  Riga, Latvia

Internship Dates: June 24 –August 16, 2024

About the Organization: Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) is one of the most modern universities in the Baltic States with an extensive choice of study programs in health care and social sciences, a strong foundation in research and international recognition. RSU has almost 10,000 students, per quarter, and a stellar student to faculty ratio.

Work description:

We welcome an intern interested in taking part in think tank and academic work in International Relations with a focus on East Asia regional dynamics, interaction of global powers in the East Asia region, China studies, Baltic States and China, EU – China, NATO-China and Russia-China. 

The intern will have the opportunity to engage with Latvian foreign policy makers, the think tank community, the academic community, as well as practitioners. Upon training, the intern will be expected to contribute to reports, conduct research interviews, take part in project application design and implementation. The Centre is willing to provide support to the intern in performing other tasks of their interest.

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TechHub Riga

City: Riga, Latvia

Internship Dates: June 24 - August 16, 2024

Organization Profile: TechHub Riga is a startup-based community known for sharing knowledge and offering a platform for innovative entrepreneurship. Through various programs and events, we're reinforcing the existing tech ecosystem and building the next generation of founders. Team consists of 4 people, currently running TechHub’s operations and Incubator program for students.

Work Description:  We will find startups within TechHub Riga community willing to take an intern. The role there would then depend on the necessity of the startup and would be matched based on the student’s application.

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The Baltic Security Foundation

City:  Riga, Latvia

Internship Dates: June 24 –August 16, 2024

Organization Profile: An independent non-governmental think tank established in 2019 to foster and promote the research on Baltic defense and security. Core team includes ten people and deals with conventional and emergent security issues of the Baltic states and the Baltic Sea region. Current endeavors include books and reports such as on Chinese presence in the Baltic Sea region (together with the Jamestown Foundation), regional and sectoral perspectives of the Baltic Sea security, cyber and energy security. BSF's Transatlantic Security Exchange provides case study research and field visits of American scholars and students in the Baltics. The Education Program provides Baltic youth and their educators with materials and tools on crisis management training, countering disinformation and raising cyber hygiene.

Work Description:

Research for reports on Chinese presence in the Baltic region/ Baltic energy security/ lessons learned from the War in Ukraine/ European and transatlantic security issues.

Promotion and publicity of the Foundation's activities (e.g., authoring or contributing to articles on Foundation's recent books and reports).

Networking to establish new partnerships and cooperation (guest lectures, workshops, presentations, joint publication opportunities.

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Student Spotlight

Kylie Holland

Symbolic Systems, ‘20

TechHub Riga, Riga, Latvia

"Working for early-stage startups like Asya and TechHub was both challenging and rewarding. From day one, they gave me tasks crucial to the company’s success or failure. I was able to experience an entire range of business activities unique to startups. My work this summer helped me focus my academic and professional plans. Additionally, through this internship I visited dozens of museums, kayaked across the river Daugava, and visited UNESCO world heritage sites — and that’s just in Riga! I also managed to travel to four countries in just eight weeks."