Ministerial Internships

Intern with the Government of Cyprus

NEPOMAK has partnered with the Government of Cyprus to offer students, graduates, and young professionals the opportunity to experience working in Cyprus for the Cypriot government in various ministerial departments.

Internship opportunities are available in the following government departments:

  • Ministry of Defence
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment
  • Ministry of Education and Culture
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism
  • Ministry of Justice and Public Order
  • Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance
  • Ministry of Interior
  • Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works
  • Ministry of Health

What can I expect?

Interning with the government of Cyprus will allow you to:

  • Learn under the supervision of experts in your field/department of interest.
  • Benefit from hands-on professional experience in influential government departments.
  • Form key contacts with high-profile individuals in the Cypriot Government.
  • Gain an understanding of Cypriot workplace culture.
  • Make a difference to your island.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • Be a current, registered member of NEPOMAK (it’s quick, easy and free to sign up online)
  • Be studying for or have a university degree
  • Be available to work for a minimum of 3 months
  • Have excellent knowledge of English (knowledge of Greek is also useful but not required)

Please note: If applying to the Ministry of Defence, candidates must be a Cypriot citizen.

Sounds great! How do I apply?

To apply for a ministerial internship, you will need to write a letter stating your interest, including the following information:

  • That you are applying for an internship through NEPOMAK.
  • Reasons for your interest in the internship.
  • What you would like to gain from the internship.
  • An explanation of how the government department you are applying to is related to your studies or career interests.
  • Your proposed dates for your internship (minimum 3 months and you should apply at least two months before your proposed start date).

E-mail your application letter to info@nepomak.org AND the government department which you desire to intern in. Contact details for each department are provided below:

Ministry of Defence
defence@mod.gov.cy
Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment
registry@moa.gov.cy
Ministry of Education and Culture
registry@moec.gov.cy
Ministry of Finance
registry@mfa.gov.cy
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
info@mfa.gov.cy
Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism
perm.sec@mcit.gov.cy
Ministry of Justice and Public Order
registry@mjpo.gov.cy
Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance
administration@mlsi.gov.cy
Ministry of Interior
info@moi.gov.cy
Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works
permsec@mcw.gov.cy
Ministry of Health
perm.sec@moh.gov.cy

The fine print...

Applications are reviewed and granted by the relevant Ministry in their sole determination and dependant on their capacity. Applicants may be required to be available for interview (interviews can be conducted via internet or by phone).

Internships are unpaid and participants will be required to organise and fund their own accommodation, medical insurance, and other expenses during the course of the internship. There should be no expectation of employment at the end of the internship.

For more information, please e-mail info@nepomak.org

Don't just take it from us, hear it from them

 
Costa Patronidis
My internship with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus was an incredible experience. I found the position through Nepomak and I interned for a total of two months at the Ministry in the summer of 2017. My duties, among others, included: writing short essays, summarizing articles, analysing documents. As a recent Political Science graduate from a university in Canada, the internship was a great way to get hands-on and professional experience in the field I studied.

I was able to get a sense of what working for government is like and gain first-hand experience that will complement my degree. I made many connections through my internship, including with the numerous diplomats that supervised me. They were very knowledgeable, experienced and friendly. We frequently had many intriguing conversations about current events and they offered me advice on my career goals.

Overall, I gained more knowledge on Cyprus' diplomatic mission, which includes: day-to-day operations, Cyprus' bilateral relations and efforts in promoting international cooperation, and Cyprus' involvement in international treaties and organizations. Working for the Government of Cyprus was beneficial to my understanding of Cypriot public administration and the public sector, as well as, government operations regarding internal and external affairs. Especially in today’s political climate, working in diplomatic affairs is fascinating and I highly recommend this internship for anyone interested in pursuing a career in the public sector.
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