[ Internship programme ]



Dear Sirs,

In order to meet the requests and expectations of students connected with the modest offer of publicly funded internships in think tanks/research centres, we have decided pro publico bono to create a place where many people can start their professional careers in the field of analytical writing, journalistic texts, organisation of meetings and coordination of activities within the Boym Institute – a financially independent and apolitical think tank operating on the principles of analytical cooperation.



The internship is intended for people who are Master’s or PhD students. In justified cases, we will also accept interns who have completed the second year of their undergraduate studies and are enrolled in the third year of their studies. An important part of the internship will be the meetings on Wednesdays between 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. When applying for the internship, please let us know if you can attend the meetings.



The internship at the Boym Institute is carried out on a voluntary basis; at the same time we would like to inform you that the tutors of the interns also carry out the internship for you without remuneration (i.e. pro publico bono). Should the possibility arise to commercialise the work of the interns in the project with an external company, the intern will be informed of such a possibility and his/her participation in the project will take place with his/her consent under transparent conditions in accordance with the labour law. In the current conditions related to the number of volunteer hours of our analysts, we are able to accept 3 to 4 candidates for internship in one round.

The primary objective of our internships is to strengthen the potential of young people, develop their competencies and skills, which we believe will positively contribute in the long term to strengthening Polish civil society and increasing awareness of global changes. Many people currently working in think tanks, the media, public administration or diplomacy started their careers under the guidance of current associates and co-founders of the Boym Institute. Despite the lack of permanent funding, we are delighted to continue this trend and enable you to gain your first professional experience through the activities of our think tank. However, we also need commitment on your part: diligent fulfilment of duties and punctuality.

The prerequisite for a successful internship is that you create an individual development plan with us during the internship and complete it within a mutually agreed upon time frame. At the end of the internship, the intern presents a portfolio of his/her texts created under the supervision of Boym Institute’s associates. In the previous edition of the pilot internships these were about six texts of about 1-3 pages, and about 2-4 texts of about 5-10 pages. By finalizing the internship, we aim for the graduate to have finished works that he can present when applying for another job. In addition, about ¼ of the internship time has to be devoted to supporting the organisational and administrative activities at the Boym Institute.



The internships are supervised by the Board of the Foundation, as well as by the Boym Institute’s collaborators with a doctoral degree. A full list of the Boym Institute’s collaborators can be found HERE.



  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter with the main areas of interest for the candidate
  • Two texts in accordance with our Asian Week and Asianatech formats.These may also be texts already published
  • A schedule of the week with the hours you will be doing your internship (approx. 15 hours per week)
  • A reading list on an Asian theme that is close to you
  • The clause

Please send your documents by e-mail to info@instytutboyma.org , writing in the subject field the word: APPLICATION FOR INTERNSHIP



The internship lasts approximately 12 weeks

We are waiting until 15 September 2020 to receive applications from those who will start their internship from 14 October 2020.

Until 15 January 2021, we are waiting for applications from people who will start the internship from 3 February 2020.

Until 1 April 2021, we are waiting for applications from those who will start their internship from 21 April 2020.

Due to the threat of COVID-19, internships are conducted remotely. We will respond to ALL emails up to three working days. In Phase II, we are planning interviews via Skype or Zoom.



All persons who are interested in getting an internship at the Boym Institute in the future are encouraged to:

  • active participation in student initiatives, including involvement in Scientific Circles at their home universities,
  • publishing their texts in student magazines,
  • actively learn to write texts during your studies. Unfortunately, practice shows that many people even after completing their undergraduate studies have serious problems with writing. We encourage students to apply to universities to increase the number of classes passed with essays. You could also ask academic staff to work on writing skills. Alternatively, we encourage you to contact student secretariats about organising writing workshops,
  • within the resources of the Boym Institute, we are not able to provide you with writing training, so we encourage you to acquire these skills and practice them in your studies. We are working on obtaining funding for such activities,
  • reading books on Asian topics and creating your own reading list.



Below we publish the full list of people who have successfully completed their internship at the Boym Institute:

  • Waldemar Jaszczyk (2020)
  • Ani Minasyan (2020)
  • Sabina Rakoczy (2020)
  • Jakub Kamiński (2020)
  • Wiktor Nycz (2021)
  • Gabriela Wojciechowska (2021)
  • Piotr Machajek (2021)



concerning the processing of personal data

Fulfilling the obligation set out in Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) (hereinafter: RODO), I inform you that:

1. The administrator of your personal data is the Michal Boym Institute for Asian and Global Studies, address: 11/5 Freta Street, 00-227 Warsaw.2

2. Contact to the Data Protection Officer of the Michal Boym Institute of Asian and Global Studies: info@instytutboyma.org

3. Personal data of applicants and trainees:

 1) will be processed for the purpose of the internship at the Michal Boym Institute for Asian and Global Studies, on the basis of the contract concluded with the foundation;

 2) will not be shared with other recipients;

 3) will not be transferred to a third country;

 4) will not be processed by automated means including profiling;

5) they will be stored for the duration of the internship at the Michael Boym Institute for Asian and Global Studies together with the archiving period.

4 . The data subject shall have the right: 

 1) access to the contents of your data and the right to rectify, erase, restrict processing, the right to data portability, the right to object, the right to withdraw consent at any time without affecting the legality of the processing performed on the basis of consent before its withdrawal – within the scope specified by the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation;

 2) lodge a complaint to the supervisory authority, i.e. the President of the Office for Personal Data Protection, if you consider that the processing of personal data concerning you breaches the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation.

5. The provision of personal data is voluntary, but is a condition for applying for an internship at the Michal Boym Institute for Asian and Global Studies.