Policy and Application Procedure

The Rondeli Foundation has been hosting interns since 2001. So far, as many as 200 undergraduate, graduate and PhD students have been enrolled in the internship program at the organization.


What We Offer

The Rondeli Foundation offers a unique experience for students interested in international affairs, political science, economic development and other related sectors.

We offer both full-time and part-time internship opportunities. The internship is not paid and applications are accepted on a rolling basis. They can be submitted all year round except in August.

Due to the pandemic, the Foundation has decreased the number of interns to five. We provide a regular workspace, free Wi-Fi and complimentary coffee and tea. Interns are expected to bring and use their personal computers.


Additionally, the Foundation:

  • Provides an orientation session regarding Georgia’s current economic, political and security environment with the participation of the Foundation’s experts.
  • Publishes research conducted by interns following a successful peer review.
  • Provides mentorship for carrying out research. Based on their area of interest, interns are free to choose their topics.
  • Arranges meetings/interviews with government officials and leading experts, scholars and diplomats to further support during the research process.
  • Provides access to the regular roundtable and public discussions organized at the Foundation. NB:  Not all events are held in English.
  • Provides a recommendation letter or internship acknowledgement upon completion of the internship.


Intern Engagement Areas:

  • All interns are expected to engage (but are not limited to) in the following research areas:  post-Soviet studies, foreign policy analysis, regional security, Russian propaganda and soft power, etc. Interns can research a specific topic of their interest in line with their university studies.
  • Interns will be welcome to help with editing completed research papers as well as other documents in English.
  • Interns can assist in identifying funding opportunities, applying for grants, updating the donor database and developing proposals for relevant RFPs.
  • Interns can also engage in preparing project reports. They are welcome to contribute to further improving and refining report templates.
  • Interns will be able to participate in youth events in Tbilisi and the regions of Georgia. They can share their academic experience gained through their Western education, opportunities provided in the EU and the US, and cultural diversity, etc.
  • Interns can assist in organizing regional and international conferences as well as in record-keeping and reporting.
  • Interns can contribute to the editing website content as the Foundation’s website is constantly being updated and improved.


Eligibility Criteria


Qualification Requirements

  • Enrolment in an undergraduate, graduate or PhD program; recent graduates conducting research are also eligible to apply.
  • Fluency in the English language.
  • Intermediate knowledge of the Russian language will be an asset (such interns will more actively participate in the activities organized in the Javakheti region).
  • Research skills.


Required Documents

  • Resume (CV)
  • Letter of interest
  • Writing sample (must not exceed 20 pages in total)
  • Two academic reference letters


Contact Person

Please send your application to Elene Imnadze at [email protected] 


List of Interns

Intern’s Contribution