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IPPA Internship opportunity - Autumn session 2020 (CLOSED)

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Internship Opportunity at IPPA - Lyon, France - Master's-level students (CLOSED)


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). 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:

  • Taking part in the organization of the International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP5)
  • Helping on the management of the International Review on Public Policy
  • Creating Winter/Spring/Summer school sessions: Nairobi, Brasilia and 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's 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 2020 to January/February 2021 for 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: Possible 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 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: September 7, 2020 


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