Although it is not a requirement, the Department of International Relations recommends all students to pursue internship opportunities at international organizations, state institutions and private companies. Internships give the students an insight on work life and let them deal with the process of job applications in the future in a more professional way.
Below is a list of opportunities of internship in the state sector and international organizations.
- Council of Europe
- European Parliament
- European Commission
- International Children’s Center
- International Strategic Research Organization (ISRO-USAK)
- NATO Internship Programme
- Secretariat General For EU Affairs
- Turkish Central Bank
- Turkish National Asembly
- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
- UNFPA Internship Programme
- U.S. Commercial Service Turkey
There are several companies in private sector at which students pursued internships.
The Career Center department at Bilkent is very helpful for specific internship opportunities and preparation of a good CV. Career Center also has a comprehensive list of companies in the private sector with full contact information.
Best time for application of summer internships is winter time and electronic applications have become very common. Below are couple web sites that students can search for internship opportunities in Turkey and abroad.