Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) represents a novel approach to measuring democracy. 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 3000 of them based in 170 countries. The aim is to measure democracy data with global standards based on local knowledge.
Spring 2019 and Fall 2019
We are currently looking for interns for a period of 10 weeks:
1 April - 7 June 2019, 2 September - 8 November 2019, and 11 November 2019 - 17 January 2020.
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.