The Summer Internship Program of the Economic Growth in Albania Project is now recruiting Master's level students to spend summer in Albania.
The Center for International Development (CID) under the direction of Professor Ricardo Hausmann is conducting a four-year project with the Government of Albania. CID helped the government develop an economic growth strategy, based on increasing economic productivity, fostering regional integration, and positioning the government on sound financial footing. Under the supervision of Professor Matt Andrews, CID has put in place government teams to implement elements of this strategy.
For a third year, the project is recruiting interns to spend a summer in Albania working in areas that may include but are not limited to:
- FDI/trade with the Ministry of Economy
- Public finance with the Ministry of Finance
- Energy with the Ministry of Energy and Industry
We are looking for students who are interested in working at various government ministries for ten weeks, from end of May to end of July. The students will work closely with Albanian senior officials to conduct research as well as policy and regulatory analysis. They will also receive close supervision by 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. In the last years, the interns presented their findings before the Prime Minister and relevant cabinet members at conferences organized by CID and 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.
The internship comes with a scholarship of USD 2,500 for ten weeks, USD 1,400 for a return flight, and separate amount (to be estimated) for accommodation in Tirana, Albania. The scholarship does not pay for travel or health insurance.
How to apply
Please email your CV and cover letter to Ljubica Nedelkoska or Ermal Frasheri no later than February 29th (Monday). 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!
The internship experience of the last two years was fruitful and beneficial for the students, CID, and the Albanian Government. You can meet last year’s team and read some of their experiences in our blog.