Internships at GLD

 

 

Do you want to experience being part of a research team and work with questions that promote human welfare globally? We are currently looking for highly motivated, self-driven research, data science or communications/management interns who are interested in governance and development. Knowledge of Arabic, French, and/or Swedish is an asset. As an intern you will be an important part of our team and will be given the opportunity to obtain practical experience in working with a research project within academia.

 

Benefits of GLD Internship

  • Gain valuable work experience in a research environment
  • Learn new skills
  • Apply knowledge from academic studies to real-world situations
  • Enhance your employability

 

 

Research Track

Tasks vary in terms of project needs. Current tasks include: writing background reports and internal memorandums, drafting literature reviews, and dissemination.

 

Your skills

  • Great organisational skills
  • Good command of English (both written and verbally)
  • Demonstrable interest in governance/development issues
  • Ability to multitask

 

Data Science Track

Current tasks include: quality control checks, data cleaning, running and managing GLD survey data and other data sources. Other assignments include data coding, assisting various research projects with modeling, analysis and diagnostics, creating figures of research results for reports, articles and other publications.

 

Your Skills:

  • Knowledge of quantitative methodologies and analysis
  • Skills in data processing
  • Demonstrated knowledge of R
  • Experience in curating diverse datasets and designing visualization of data is an asset

 

Communications/Management Track

Current tasks include: project scheduling, office management, event organisation, procurement, proposal submissions, and communication related activities, including, social media, newsletters, blog and podcast research, and translations.

 

Your skills

  • Great organisational skills
  • Social media strategy and execution 
  • Good command of English (both written and verbally)
  • Ability to multitask
  • Knowledge of Swedish is an asset

 

 

Application:

In order to apply you should be a student currently enrolled in a master’s program or enrolled at the unemployment agency with at least a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Gender Studies, Global Studies, Social Sciences, Economics, Statistics, IT or related field.

To apply, please send your CV, writing sample, and a cover letter describing which track you are applying for and why you want to do an internship at GLD to contact@gld.gu.se. If you have any questions, please contact us via email. We ask that you submit all documents in English.

 

Testimonials:

“Overall the internship was a great experience and I believe it will contribute much to my future career. In a broader perspective, the research is important for policy makers and development specialists to find out how people access public goods in order to secure effective implementation of, for example, policies or foreign aid projects. I am very happy to have contributed to creating and disseminating that knowledge.”

“Future interns should expect a high pace at GLD and the expectation of your work is that it should always be of good quality. The program management makes sure that the internship is a two-way deal, and that the interns are getting the kinds of experience/knowledge that they are here for.” 

“It is truly a great team that I’ve got to work with. The team is hardworking, ambitious and professional and at the same time there is always an easygoing atmosphere at GLD.”

“The internship has been an exciting time that has provided me with great insights into a research program that is expanding continuously and it has given me valuable experience in the area of governance and local development and quantitative research in general.”