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Internship opportunity at IPPA- Autumn session 2021 (OPEN)

Internships - Deadline : 06/30/2021



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The International Public Policy Association (IPPA) is offering a student internship at its head office located at ENTPE - University of Lyon, France.

IPPA's main objective is to promote scientific research in the field of public policy and to create an academic community bringing together members from around the world. It currently has 1200 members from 70 different countries and is composed of 51 international College representatives, including 12 representatives of the Executive Committee.


IPPA's main task is to organize the International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP) which takes place every two years (Grenoble 2013 – 900 attendees; Milan 2015 – 1300 attendees, Singapore 2017 - 1300 attendees; Montréal 2019 - 1300 attendees; Barcelona 2021). This conference brings together policy researchers from around the world. In its attempt to reach even more people, the association has undertaken an increasing number of projects – ongoing and future – such as Winter/Spring/Summer Schools on public policy for Ph.D. students, an academic review, books, etc. IPPA also seeks to offer the international academic community resources relevant to the policy field through its website and newsletters (which are sent twice a month to more than 10 000 subscribers). Recently, IPPA also launched a new online open-access academic journal, the International Review on Public Policy.

Intern's responsibilities: The intern will contribute to the development of the International Public Policy Association (IPPA) by working on:

  • The organization of the International Workshops on Public Policy (IWPP2)
  • Creating Winter/Spring/Summer school sessions: Alps 
  • Managing the association's website and social networks
  • Sending out IPPA newsletters
  • Managing members relations for the association
  • Assisting daily in the administration and management of the association

Please note that IPPA is not a research institute, therefore you won't be involved in any research activities during this internship.


Intern's profile


- Well-organized, autonomous and have a keen interest in research and public policy

- Master student in public policy, political sciences, social sciences, or other relevant fields of studies

- English (fluent) – French (basic - not compulsory)


Internship at IPPA


Internship time period: From September/October 2021 to January/February 2022 for (minimum of 5 to 6 months)

Allowance: In accordance with the current French law, the allowance will be approximately € 550/month (for a 35h/week work schedule) 

Other benefits: A 50% reimbursement of public transport costs (if applicable) and access to the ENTPE cafeteria (approximately € 3-4 per meal)

Internship location: Head office of the IPPA is located at ENTPE (State National School of Public Works), at the LAET Laboratory (UMR CNRS), 2 rue Maurice Audin, 69120 Vaulx en Velin, France

Administrative requirements: Tripartite intern agreement signed by the intern’s university, the intern, and the IPPA 

Accommodation: Possibility to have access to student residences near the ENTPE campus during the internship period (rent: approximately € 350-450€ depending on the apartment)


READ THIS BEFORE APPLYING - Eligibility criteria


The intern has to be a MASTER student for the entire duration of the internship. Graduated students or Ph.D. students are not eligible for this position.


To apply:


Send the following documents to

- CV

- Short letter explaining why you are applying and what is your career project

- Specify your precise dates of availability

- University registration/student card with dates of validity covering the whole period of internship

Application deadline: no later than June 30, 2021

Please note that interviews will be conducted continuously, and the internship might be offered prior to the deadline. 

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