Asia - Curricular internship - 2017

IAI seeks an intern for the “Asia” department


Must be enrolled in the final year of a Master's degree or PhD degree in one of the following faculties: Economics, Political Science, International Relations and Diplomacy, Literature and Philosophy.

Three months, from May to July, or from September to mid-December 2017.


  • Keen interest and knowledge of historical political, social and economic dynamics of Asia, particularly East Asia (China, Japan, Korea) and Southeast Asia

  • Understanding of Asia-EU relations, EU foreign policy in Asia and the foreign policy of the major powers of the area (China, Japan, Korea) and the United States

  • Proficiency in English and Italian

  • Computer skills: MS Office, web navigation

  • An Internship agreement between the University and the Italian Institute of International Affairs (IAI) (an agreement undersigned by the legal representatives of the University and the IAI, and by the intern, containing rights and duties of the parties), already signed or to be created.


Candidates must apply by April 6, 2017 by emailing to IAI.stage(at) (Re.: Asia-2017). Application must include a CV.

Selected candidates will be contacted for an interview to be held by April 13, 2017 on the IAI premises in Rome or via Skype. 


The intern will be involved in various IAI projects according to the needs of the Asia program. He/she will conduct research using a range of sources including internet, specialized journals, the press, and official documents. When requested, he/she will produce briefs/memos for internal use. He/she will also be asked to write a book review in English for the IAI English-language journal, The International Spectator, or the IAI online magazine,

Alongside research, the intern must be available to perform other tasks necessary for the implementation of research projects (translations, gathering of documentation, etc.).

The intern will also participate in conferences and seminars organised by IAI.

The internship is not remunerated.