Internship Opportunities

The Centre for EU-Asia Connectivity (CEAC) is looking for committed and flexible team players to contribute to its purpose. 

Successful interns apply and expand their skills acquired during their studies in a dynamic and international working environment and contribute to a research agenda dealing with East Asian politics and economics as well as European Studies.

Internships at CEAC have a duration of three and six months. Internships are part-time and full-time. In-person and remote internships. Flexible start date.

What does the internship offer?

  • Become part of a dynamic and highly dedicated research team 
  • Contribute to independent and critical research on political, security and economic developments in East Asia and the European Union
  • Develop a solid understanding of current developments in EU-Asia relations
  • Apply your conceptual knowledge and engage in preparing presentation, visual and multimedia materials
  • Familiarize with the steps involved in developing a research project, from initial motivating ideas to project design and implementation of activities
  • Expand the skills you have acquired during your studies, by conducting research based on English and Chinese/Japanese/Korean primary and secondary sources
  • Engage in various research projects with an intercultural team, which will allow you to develop the necessary cross-cultural understanding required for any career containing an international element
  • Expand your communication skills and teamwork skills, both of which are fundamental for you to succeed in any work environment
  • Develop your expertise on event planning and implementation by assisting our team in implementing events, communication and dissemination activities 


What do we expect from you?

  • High motivation and a passion for learning and research
  • A strong academic record
  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • Outstanding attention to detail when preparing and proof-reading documents
  • Ability to work efficiently, independently, and in an international team
  • High degree of reliability
  • Languages:
    • Excellent knowledge of English; German would be a plus
    • Chinese/Japanese/Korean language skills (ability to read and summarize source content concerning a wide range of topics) would be a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint)  
  • Working knowledge of image editor, paint, drawing and/or video editing programs would be a plus
  • Social media and communication skills would be a plus




  • Undergraduates: in the third year of the B.A. programme
    • While B.A. third-year students will be given preference, second-year students may also apply
  • Graduates: M.A. programme
  • International students (no need to be registered at RUB)
  • While internship needs change from time to time depending on special projects and priorities, CEAC typically looks for interns from the following fields of study: Political Science, International Relations, Economics, Communication, Journalism, Marketing, Law, Public Affairs


Application documents to submit

  1. Short CV (max. 2 DIN A4 page, with an indication of the current grade point average)
  2. List of your courses transcripts
  3. Cover letter (max. 1 DIN A4 page). Please outline why you are a good candidate for an internship with us. Include knowledge, skills, and relevant experience that you would bring to CEAC, and how an internship would complement your academic/career interests (300-500 words)
  4. Language Level Certificate (not mandatory but recommended for demonstrating foreign language expertise)


Contact details for submissions

  • Compile all your documents in English and placed in a single PDF file. Please do not send us anything other than documents required. All other documents will not be considered
  • Send your application via email to
  • The subject of your email should include the keywords “CEAC Internship Programme_Date_ SURNAME Name”
  • Simultaneous application: there is no specific deadline for submission
  • Internship placements are competitive and only complete applications will be considered


Selection process

Only successful applicants will be invited to a personal interview