Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) represents a novel approach to measuring democracy. It is based on collaboration among leading scholars across the world and has two institutional homes: the V-Dem Institute at University of Gothenburg in Sweden and University of Notre Dame in the US. V-Dem differs from previous datasets by distinguishing among different principles of democracy (as discussed) and offering about 350 unique democracy indicators. These cover 173 countries, measured annually from 1900 to the present. Our approach is also unique in that most of the data is coded by country experts - some 2500 of them based in 170 countries. The aim is to measure democracy data with global standards based on local knowledge.
We are currently looking for interns with a start date on 15 January 2018 - 23 March 2018; and 26 March 2018 - 1 June 2018, for duration of 10 weeks.
Internship gives opportunities to obtain practical experience in working with a research project within academia in an international environment. Internship tasks will vary in terms of current project’s needs.
The aim of the internship is to give the student the possibility to:
- Experience how the organization works on a day-to-day basis
- Independently code V-Dem variables included in the dataset
- Participate in writing country reports based on the V-Dem data
- Assist with management of V-Dem dataset
- Help with outreach and dissemination
We only accept students currently enrolled in programs. We are looking for highly motivated, self-driven interns who are interested in democracy as a research area. Knowledge of statistical programs is an asset. The working language is English. Internship is unpaid but students will receive academic credits.
Please state the preferred duration of internship with desired start and end dates.
If you have any questions, please contact us via email.