Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Intern at the Adam Mickiewicz Institute

INTERNSHIP IN WARSAW FOR UT STUDENTS AND RECENT GRADUATES 


 

Currently accepting applications!

If interested in a spring internship, please email creees@austin.utexas.edu with the application files by April 1! More internships will be available later in the year.

The Adam Mickiewicz Institute is accepting applications for semester-long unpaid internships during the academic year. The internship is open to UT graduate students and undergraduate students in their junior and senior years as well as recent graduates. Internships will take place virtually with the Warsaw-based editorial office of Culture.pl, a leading website about Polish culture run by the institute.Warsaw old town

Requirements:
  • Current student at UT-Austin
  • Outstanding writing and editing skills (in English)
  • Previous experience with website content management systems and/or social media
  • Interest in Polish culture

Knowledge of Polish or enrollment in Polish language study or tutoring is preferred, but not required.

Duties:

Interns will collaborate with the editorial team of the English version of Culture.pl. They will be expected to work 20 hours per week on a schedule decided between the intern and their supervisors (the time difference between Texas and Poland is 7 hours) during the duration of the 2-3 month internship (exact dates to be arranged with Culture.pl staff).

The intern’s duties will include:

  • Preparing press materials for publication on the website
  • Compose or edit written content about Polish culture
  • Promote the website through link building and social media activity
  • Publish content on the website
  • Assist the web publishing team with the upkeep of the website

NOTE: Specialized internships can also be arranged for the following areas of focus:

graphic design • podcasting • film editing • translation

Please clearly state your interest in whichever area you are hoping to work and describe your qualifications in the area in your cover letter. 

The Offer:
  • A friendly, English-speaking virtual work environment with a team hailing from Poland, the USA and Great Britain
  • An introduction to the basic techniques of internet marketing
  • Opportunities to publish original articles on one of Poland’s leading English-language websites
  • $1,000 professional development award from the UT Polish Studies Endowment for interns who qualify.*

*Note: Must either plan to study Polish while in Warsaw, be interested in Polish cultural studies, or have Polish language background to qualify for this funding.

Interns must cover all travel costs as well as rent, food and entertainment while in Warsaw. Interns who receive the professional development award must also agree to and complete the following conditions:

  1. Write and submit a news article with photos about their experience while abroad to be published on both the Slavic Department and Austin Polish Society website.
  2. Write a thank you letter to the donors of the Austin Polish Society, who have made funding for the scholarship possible, and plan to speak about the experience at an Austin Polish Society member meeting upon return to Austin.
To Apply:

Submit the following materials to creees@austin.utexas.edu by the application deadline:

  • Current CV & Reference (1-2 page CV, file name: LastName-CV.pdf) - Be sure to include contact information for a professional or academic reference at the bottom or last page of the CV file, including their title, name, email and phone number, as well as how/when you worked together. It is best practice to notify the person you are including as a reference in case they are contacted about your application.
  • Cover letter (file name: LastName-CoverLetter.pdf)
  • English-language writing sample (file name: LastName-Sample.pdf) - a blog post, article, or paper from a class will do.
Please direct inquiries to:

Agnes Sekowski, CREEES

Office hours: 10am–5pm in BUR 440

agnes.sekowski@utexas.edu

512-232-9123

Adam Zulawski, Adam Mickiewicz Institute

azulawski@iam.pl


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