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Research Assistant Internship


The Embassy of Ireland in Poland is hiring an intern to work as Research Assistant. This is a part-time paid internship and applicants must be available for approximately 20 hours of work per week during the Embassy’s core hours of 09.00 - 17.00, Monday - Friday. The appointment will be for a period of 11 months starting in September 2017.

The successful applicant will be part of the Embassy team and will focus on:

  • Media monitoring and reporting;
  • Translation of media articles and documents;
  • Political, economic and social research;
  • General assistance to diplomatic staff as required;
  • General administrative work.

Applicants for the position of Research Assistant should have:

  • Native-level Polish;
  • Fluent English;
  • Good written and oral language skills;
  • Good communication, interpersonal and IT skills;
  • Experience in translating to and from both Polish and English;
  • An interest in national and international affairs.

Applicants must be under 26 years of age and in full-time education until June 2018.

Terms of Recruitment Process

Applicants must submit a CV and cover letter in English outlining their interest and suitability for the role to: warsawembassy[at]dfa[dot]ie, subject line: Research Assistant.

The deadline for applications is 17.00 on Monday 10 July.

Candidates will be shortlisted based on the criteria for the job set out above.

Applicants may be called to an interview in the period 11-28 July 2017. The successful candidate should be available to start work on 1 September 2017.

Canvassing: It should be noted that any attempt, direct or indirect, by or on behalf of a candidate to influence the selection process will automatically disqualify the candidate.

Candidates who have previously undertaken an internship or employment of six months or more in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade or in an Irish Diplomatic Mission abroad are not eligible to compete. Successful applicants will also be ineligible for any future intern positions which may arise in other areas of the Department.

By submitting information electronically, parties accept that data may not be fully secure. Parties may alternatively send their submissions by post to :

Embassy of Ireland
Ul. Mysia 5
00-496 Warszawa

Any personal information submitted to us will only be used for its intended purposes and will be destroyed when no longer needed. Any other processing or disclosure of personal data is not allowed other than in the exceptional circumstances provided for under the Data Protection Acts.

Embassy of Ireland
26 June 2017