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Internships & exchanges

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Study or intern in Europe, Russia or Eurasia

Along with your studies in Toronto, you will gain valuable experience in one or more of our regions of study through a 10- to 12-week internship and/or a semester abroad an at approved partner institution.

International internship

This internship is usually completed in the summer semester after your first year.
  • You will attend several workshops to prepare for it during your first semester and will receive a CERES Internship Handbook at the first orientation session.
  • The internship must be a minimum of 10 weeks and must be with a CERES-approved institution.
  • Some recent internship placements include Carnegie Europe (Brussels), Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (Athens), Caucasus Resource Research Center (Tbilisi), Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (Oslo), WWF Germany (Berlin)
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Exchange programs

Exchanges are usually completed in the fall or winter semester of your second year. 

  • You can extend your regional experience by spending a semester on exchange before or after your internship, or you can forgo the internship experience and participate in an exchange semester.
  • All exchanges are managed through the Centre for International Experience at the University of Toronto For a list of participating institutions and deadlines, please consult the University of Toronto Learning Abroad site  
  • Information on exchanges will be shared at orientation sessions during your first semester at CERES
  • Students have recently completed exchanges at universities that include Sciences Po in Paris and Central European University in Vienna
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Exchange at the University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kyiv, Ukraine

** The outbound portion of this exchange is temporarily suspended due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

  • Open to MA and PhD students in all fields who have a record of academic excellence.

  • The successful candidate will spend either the fall or winter semester studying at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.
  • The level of financial support varies and can include travel costs, a living and housing stipend, and overseas health insurance.
  • Apply through the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine and CERES
  • Visit the website of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy for more information
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