Research 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 interns who are interested in governance and development. Knowledge of statistical programs, 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.

Tasks vary in terms of project needs. Current tasks include: data collection and management, survey preparation, background reports and internal memorandums, event organisation, and dissemination.


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



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, a cover letter describing why you want to do an internship at GLD, and a writing sample to If you have any questions, please contact us via email. We ask that you submit all documents in English.



“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.”