Student internships are a compulsory part of the ‘Applied Politics’ Master’s programme.
Student internships are governed by the Regulations for HSE Student Project Work, Research and Internships.
Students have two internship periods — in summer, after completing their first year of study; and during the second year of study, after the winter holidays.
The special aspects of internships under the ‘Applied Politics’ programme are described in Programme of Research Internships under the ‘Applied Politics’ Programme.
During internships, students can acquire and develop professional skills in political analysis and forecasting, consulting and political management. They are expected to gather, analyze and summarize research and practical materials for their Master’s theses, while also acquiring in-depth theoretical knowledge, practical skills, competencies, and experience (within a professional environment), as well as learning how to effectively conduct independent research.
Students may pursue internships at the following organizations:
- State Duma of the Russian Federation;
- Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation (Minpromtorg);
- Eurasian Economic Commission;
- Transparency International — Russia;
- Center for Citizen Initiatives;
- Kommersant newspaper;
- Minchenko Consulting Communication Holding;
- Mail.ru Group;
- and many others.
Furthermore, the Faculty of Social Sciences has launched its Student Internships and Projects Centre, which, among other things, is responsible for finding locations for student internships. A list of partners is available on the Student Internships and Projects Centre’s website.