Internships

The Association for Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR) invites highly motivated university students or recent university graduates with an interest in history education and peace education to join our office based in the Home for Cooperation, at the heart of Nicosia.

Interns provide support to the operations of the AHDR and are supported by the AHDR team that helps them to develop skills in research, project management and event organization. Interns provide research and administrative support and are expected to work on a wide range of projects. Interns will also assist in the preparation, management and delivery of events.

  • Proposed length of internship is 3 to 6 months, starting as soon as possible
  • The schedule and number of hours of selected interns can be discussed upon request on an individual basis.
  • All internships are unpaid: Costs such as housing, travel, living expenses, visa arrangements and medical insurance connected with the program must be borne by the interns.

The AHDR is a unique multi-communal, non-for-profit, non-governmental organization established in Nicosia in 2003. We embrace values of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the European Convention on Human Rights, the UNESCO aims on education, and the Council of Europe’s recommendations relevant to history teaching. At AHDR, you will have the opportunity to gain work experience in the field of history, history education and peace education. Join our team, develop new skills and connect with youth, educators and organisations in Cyprus and around the world.

Your tasks include:

  1.  Working closely with the AHDR Officers in the coordination of work plans and deliverables;
  2.  Managing Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Mailchimp (newsletter) accounts, answering enquiries (daily basis);
  3.  Cataloguing publications, updating database with contact lists: press, teachers, and members;
  4.  Research and analyse data;
  5.  Researching funding sources, overseeing the development of fundraising plans and write proposals;
  6.  Providing logistical and technical assistance with meetings and events;
  7.  Translation from Greek or Turkish to English and English to Greek or Turkish;
  8.  Attending networking activities and European level meetings and events;
  9.  Other related duties.

We are looking for someone who:

  • has experience/interest in history education and peace education
  • demonstrates commitment to the mission and objectives of the AHDR
  • has experience in project management, fundraising, events organisation, communication or working with networks
  • is a graduate or current student enrolled in a topic related to Education, History, Peace Studies, Conflict Resolution, Social Sciences, Human Rights or any other related disciplines
  • has leadership, planning, project writing, analytical and organizational skills
  • has excellent intercultural communication skills and is diligent when delivering tasks
  • has experience in social media, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Canva, Outlook and websites
  • strong written and spoken English and Greek or Turkish
  • has enthusiasm and commitment
  • has flexibility and capability to work independently and in a team

We offer you:

  • Being full part of a dynamic team
  • Opportunity to work independently and take responsibility
  • Free Turkish or Greek courses during the duration of the internship
  • Discounts at the Home Café
  • Internal and external training opportunities
  • Possibility to travel abroad with projects
  • Possibility to use your internship for studies/research
  • Access to all AHDR resources and publications

Please note that the AHDR cannot provide work permits or support work permit applications.

At the moment the AHDR is accepting applications for interns for the period 2018-2019. If you are interested in joining our team, please apply by sending your CV and a letter stating your motivation to Özge Özoğul at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Previous interns

  • Christine Shahbenderian

    Cyprus

    My internship experience at the Association for Historical Dialogue and Research was unique. There have been very few times in my professional life that I enjoyed working to such a great extent day-by-day with a wonderful team which not only provided me invaluable support but a wealth of practical and theoretical knowledge in order to carry out my tasks to the highest degree. The internship provided me with a wide variety of learning experiences in research and project proposal writing in the field of peace-building and history. It required me to work independently as well as in close co-operation with colleagues and continuously challenged me to adapt to newly assigned tasks and topics to deal with them in a proactive and organized manner. More importantly, I am very grateful to have been allowed to be part of a motivated, inspiring and multicultural team and I feel confident to continue my career path in this direction.

  • Elissavet Karamichail

    Greece

    The time I spent at the AHDR has been one of the most fruitful, meaningful and fulfilling experiences I could have hoped to have as an intern. Being deeply interested in learning more about the potential of peace education in the Cypriot context, I was lucky to start working at the office in February, when the 'Imagine" project was in full swing. Initially, my work was mostly concerned with meeting the practical necessities of the program. Slowly, however, I became more engaged and, eventually, I was generously given the opportunity to facilitate some of the 'Imagine' workshops, acquiring unique experiences in peace and anti-racism education and experiential learning. The AHDR team not only offered me their trust, support and guidance throughout the internship, but truly embraced me and motivated me to continue learning and growing. I am happy and grateful to have spent the past four months working at the AHDR, a time that has been inspiring and has strengthened my conviction that education has the potential to bring about ground-breaking change.