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The Public Affairs Section of U.S. Embassy Tallinn is looking for a Fall Intern.

Do you want to work in a foreign policy environment? Do you enjoy talking about American culture or arts? Do you tweet and post? Do you like speaking with different people from all across the country? Then consider applying for U.S. Embassy Tallinn’s local fall internship program. The internship will last from September to December 2015. During this time, the intern will assist the Public Affairs section with cultural and education programs or media projects and events.  The intern will also get first-hand experience in how an embassy works. 

We expect the intern to work approximately 20 hours per week. S/he must speak and read English and be fluent in Estonian. Russian language skills would also be helpful. 

This is a non-paid internship. 

IMPORTANT: To apply, please send in the following documents to this email address: 

  1. Your CV;
  2. Your motivation letter;
  3. A document from your university certifying that you are a student (university name, program name) (tõend ülikooli õppeosakonnast);
  4. A transcript (hinneteleht) of your grades;
  5. Written permission from your university allowing you to participate in the Embassy internship program (luba programmis osalemiseks, vabas vormis). 

Application deadline: July 15, 2015 

All the applications will be reviewed and finalists will be invited for an interview.  If selected, the prospective intern will have to pass a background check before s/he can begin. 

Below are the eligibility criteria for the program: 

Eligibility Criteria in General

The applicant must be a student at an accredited Estonian institution of higher education. Non-host country foreign nationals are required to submit the same documentation as the other applicants, plus documentation proving legal resident status. U.S. citizens are not eligible.

Definition of Student

Eligible students must also meet the definition of a student, pursuant to Title 5 USC 3111, as follows: "3111. For the purpose of this section, 'student' means 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 comparable recognized 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 Embassy 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 other period into which the school year is divided) immediately after the interim."

*NOTE: All Foreign National Student Intern Program applicants must have graduated from high school or equivalent secondary school prior to beginning their internship.