Internship Opportunity at Political/Economic Section

Political/Economic Section of the Embassy, U.S. Department of State is looking for a student intern.

SCOPE OF WORK

  • Monitor and help analyze Government of Croatia legislative priorities and economic, energy, and climate change strategies
  • Track Croatia’s coordination with the European Union, including absorption of EU funds
  • Research and analyze trends in the energy, climate, digital economy, and finance sectors
  • Assist with planning outreach and events to promote U.S. economic-related policies and interests
  • Other duties as requested in support of Economic Specialist

CLOSING DATE FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT

December 15, 2021

HOW TO APPLY

Send your CV and letter of interest in English to zagrebhr@state.gov no later than the closing date of this announcement.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Graduate or Undergraduate studies of Political-Economy, Political Science, Economics, Law, International Relations, or Sociology
  • Excellent written and spoken Croatian and English language skills required
  • Knowledge of or an interest in one or more of the following: energy, climate, digital economy, and macroeconomic issues in Croatia desired

REQUIRED DURATION

From four to six months.

WORK SCHEDULE

Part Time or Full Time, flexible depending on candidate’s availability.

COMPENSATION AND EMPLOYMENT STATUS

All internships are uncompensated. All students participating in the Local Internship Program will be considered volunteers pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 3111. As such, they will not be “employees” of the U.S. Government or any of its agencies or missions.

MINIMUM AGE

Students must be at least 18 years old at the time of participation in the program.

CITIZENSHIP/LEGAL RESIDENCE

The Local Internship Program is only open to students who are either citizens or legal residents of Croatia. For legal residents, post must verify the citizenship or legal residency status and authorization to participate in a student volunteer program.

DEFINITION OF STUDENT

Applicants must meet the definition of a student, as defined in 5 CFR § 308.101: “Student is an individual who is enrolled not less than half-time in a high school*, trade school, technical or vocational institute, junior college, college, university or other accredited educational institution. An individual who is a student is deemed not to have ceased to be a student during an interim between school years if the interim is not more than 5 months and if such individual shows to the satisfaction of the agency that the individual has a bona fide intention of continuing to pursue a course of study or training in the same or different educational institution during the school semester (or another period into which the school year is divided) immediately after the interim.” *NOTE: To be considered for the Local Internship Program, students must have graduated from high school or equivalent secondary school prior to beginning the program and must be at least 18 years old. Also, there is not a break of service for purposes of this requirement if an individual is receiving academic credit for the internship, even if not otherwise taking classes.

TRANSCRIPT AND PERMISSION

Applicants must be in good academic standing at their current educational institution and must provide a certified transcript verifying this. Applicants must also provide written permission from the educational institution at which they are currently enrolled to participate in the Local Internship Program

SECURITY AND MEDICAL CERTIFICATIONS

Applicants must receive a successful security certification and medical certification from post prior to beginning the program.