Are you passionate about international affairs and diplomacy and aspire to gain relevant experience to complement your studies?
The Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development (CIRSD) is looking for undergraduate and graduate students with outstanding academic results to apply for its Future Leaders Program. CIRSD offers one of the most prestigious and stimulating programs for young professionals in Southeast Europe. We are proud to continue to attract a talented, eloquent, multilingual, and diverse group of young men and women with exceptional academic achievements from universities across the world.
Joining our program, the selected candidates will:
● Have a chance to take an internship in a continuously stimulating environment
● Enjoy exclusive access to the CIRSD “Discussions” platform
● Have the opportunity to publish articles for the “Horizons Youth Contributors” section
● Become part of an exclusive, growing CIRSD Junior Fellowship Network
● Be awarded an official certificate of completion
The CIRSD Future Leaders Program offers a plethora of exciting opportunities for students, recent graduates, and young professionals to broaden their public policy and research skills - crucial to advancing career prospects in diplomacy, international relations, international law and sustainable development. CIRSD is a place where young, inquisitive minds can sharpen their leadership and communication skills while gaining practical, hands-on experience with the help of committed mentors and seasoned professionals. Recognizing that building greater mutual trust and enhancing international cooperation must start with young people - whose ideas and views are still developing - our Program works to foster relationships and build understanding between our next generation of leaders.
Qualifications & Requirements
Candidates are selected on a competitive basis. Applicants should possess the following qualifications:
● Demonstrated serious interest in international relations, development and foreign policy publications
● Matriculation with outstanding academic records (both undergraduate and graduate students may apply)
● Exceptional command of the English language
● Ability to clearly and concisely explain problems and solutions
● Strong organizational and communication skills
● Ability to multitask within a deadline driven environment.
● Be great team players with a goal-oriented approach and collaborative spirit
The application period for 2022 is now open! For any inquiries, and to submit your application (which should consist of your biography, file title: CIRSD_FLP_YourName_2022), please contact Ms. Anja Jević, our Managing Director and Head of the program via her email address [email protected] .
Jeremić and Schmidt-Traub: The continuation of the war in Ukraine will cause a world food crisis
"The war in Ukraine has deepened the existing crisis in the system of food production and
consumption, which is a consequence of the pandemic and reduced incomes, as well as climate
change. This has a dramatic impact on agricultural production around the world," said Schmidt-
Traub at the lecture. "How will the future reflect on agriculture, food and water", held as part of
CIRSD's "Future Leaders" program, whose participants include postgraduate students from all
over the world.
Branko Milanović lectures at newly established Future Leaders Program
Professor Milanović led this insightful discussion on income inequality between and within nations, tracing the history of income inequality throughout the world from the industrial revolution to today.
Vuk Jeremić lectures at the Academy of Young Diplomats
Reflecting on the influence of powerful global players in the Western Balkans, Jeremić pointed out that Brussels has abdicated its geopolitical role in the region, thus opening new space for other actors. He underlined that the influence of the Russian Federation and Turkey has been present for centuries, and that China is the only new variable in the equation.
CIRSD President speaks at University Presidents meeting
The President of the Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development (CIRSD), Vuk Jeremić attended one of the biggest regional meetings of University Presidents from Asia, Europe and the Middle East, devoted to the University Sector’s support to the UN Decade of Action.