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Internship Opportunity at the CEU Democracy Institute Leadership Academy

The CEU Democracy Institute Leadership Academy (DILA) is a unique, 12-week part-time English-language leadership training program offered by the CEU Democracy Institute for a new generation of public leaders in Central and Eastern Europe. The course addresses the needs of mid-career local, municipal and national leaders, political party representatives, policy experts working at parties, in civil service and think-tanks, and civil society activists who seek to promote democratic change. 

For more information on the program, please click here. 

Details of the internship

We are looking for interns for a part-time position in Budapest, with the possibility of working remotely for some parts of the program.

The post is for a minimum of three months between June 1 and November 30, 2022 

How to apply

Please send a CV and a cover letter of 300 words max. to the dila@ceu.edu email address.  

Application deadline: We accept applications on a rolling basis.  

For questions please write to dila@ceu.edu. 

What to expect

The CEU DILA program seeks interns to: 

  • Contribute to the smooth running of the hybrid course, including online assistance; 
  • Contribute to the logistical and organizational tasks related to the program; 
  • Communicate with program participants; 
  • Support the in-person program elements. 
Internship Benefits

Interns will have the opportunity to meet and learn from high-level politicians and leading academic experts of democratic innovations. They will learn how to interact and organize an international group with diverse professional backgrounds. They will experience a wide range of teaching and skillbuilding methods and formats online and offline, and be part of a dynamic team. 

Required knowledge / skills / motivation

  • Interest in politics; 
  • Openness and curiosity to global changes; 
  • Excellent organizational skills; 
  • Familiarity with Office programs; 
  • Fluency in written and spoken English;  
  • Flexibility and willingness to work in a team; 
  • Experience in e-learning platforms is an advantage; 

Hungarian is an advantage but not required. 

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