2015 Summer Internships with the Economic Growth in Albania Project

The Summer Internship Program of the Economic Growth in Albania Project is now recruiting Master's level students to spend a summer in Albania working in areas that include but are not limited to:

  • Agriculture with the Ministry of Agriculture
  • Diaspora relations with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Electricity/Energy with the Ministry of Energy and Industry
  • Industrial zones/parks with the Ministry of Economy
  • Textiles with the Ministry of Economy
  • Tourism with the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Tourism and the Albanian Coastal Development Agency
  • Public finance with the Ministry of Finance
  • Regional Integration, a cross-ministerial task

We are looking for students who are interested in working at various government ministries for about ten weeks from end of May through July 2015. Students will work closely with Albanian senior officials to conduct research as well as policy and regulatory analysis. They will also receive close supervision from CID’s faculty and research fellows involved in the project. Familiarity with economic development theories and methods, and legal research and analysis are helpful for the internship. Familiarity with the country or fluency in Albanian is not required.

Assignments to students will be given by CID and their Albanian counterparts. Last year, the interns presented their findings before the Prime Minister and relevant cabinet members at a conference organized by the Albanian Government at the end of the internship program.

The internship is ideal for those who want to discover an unfamiliar country, work in an environment where politics, policy, economics and law are all intertwined, and be part of joint endeavor with CID in assisting a country in transition. The placement of students in various ministries will be done based on preferences and matching of skills with needs. CID will arrange accommodation for students in Tirana.

Harvard University Master-level students. Students from all Harvard Schools are encouraged to apply.

Students from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government are eligible for scholarships provided by the project itself. All applicants are encouraged to apply for school-specific scholarships (e.g., Harvard International Development Internship Fund).

Important Dates

Internship Information Session:

Date: February 12
Time: 4:10 pm
Location: Perkins Room, Rubenstein Building 4th floor, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2015

Throughout spring, CID staff will be available to provide continuous information and answer any questions that you may have. Please do get in touch with us!

See also: Albania