First graduates completed internship at Razumkov Centre

January 26, 2024

On January 24, 2024, the Ukrainian Centre for Economic and Political Research named after Oleksandr Razumkov held an internship certificates award ceremony. The first graduates of the Razumkov Centre Internship Programme were Lolita Zhuk (a master's student of the Diplomacy and International Cooperation educational program of the Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University, internship supervisor — co-director of foreign policy and international security programmes of Razumkov Centre M. Pashkov) and Maksym Bodnar (a postgraduate student of the Yukhymenko Family Doctoral School of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy; internship supervisor — Razumkov Centre research fellow on legal issues, retired judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine P. Stetsiuk).

In course of three months, interns L. Zhuk and M. Bodnar had an opportunity to learn about the Razumkov Centre structure, peculiarities of the organization of its analytical and research activities, the subject of scientific research of the Centre’s structural units, and to take part in the preparation and conduct of its events. The interns familiarized themselves with the long experience of analytical research by Razumkov Centre and had an opportunity to contribute to the Centre's analytical publications in co-authorship with its leading members.

Awarding the Razumkov Centre Internship Certificates to the graduates, its President Yuriy Yakymenko noted the high level of theoretical and practical knowledge, skills and abilities of the interns to logically analyze various social phenomena and situations, to quickly and efficiently process large volumes of information, to conduct analytical studies at various levels. He suggested that their research probation (internship) at Razumkov Centre also helped them with these accomplishments. In their turn, the Internship graduates thanked the management and staff of Razumkov Centre for the opportunity to improve their research and practical skills in the organization and implementation of analytical activities.

This internship at Razumkov Centre was made possible thanks to the support from USAID/ENGAGE activity, which is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Pact. The contents of this internship program are the sole responsibility of Pact and its implementing partners and do not necessary reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.