[CfA - Research internship] Political Agendas in the Study of Political Science in Europe (IDC@FSPUB 4RC33-IPSA)

posted 22 Dec 2015, 04:46 by FSP UB   [ updated 22 Dec 2015, 05:13 ]

Centre for International Cooperation and Development Studies (IDC) at the Faculty of Political Science - University of Bucharest invites interested undergraduate and graduate students of political science to join the research internship programme within the international project Political Agendas in the Study of Political Science in Europe, developed by the centre for the Research Committee 33 (The Study of Political Science as a discipline) of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) in order to contribute to the RC33 initiative Global Study on the Development of Political Science.

Deadline for submitting applications: 15 January 2016
No. of hours (for completing the programme): min. 60h (flexible schedule) between 18 January and 31 May 2016 (2 slots).
Available places: 3-6
  • The internship is recognized by the Faculty of Political Science for granting the credits for the internship required within the FSPUB curricula (the minimum hours for the respective program and semester must be achieved);
  • Most work can be done at home if a net connection is available;
  • Apart from individual research, the program includes 2 research seminars (1.5 h each) for methodological training and presentations on major features of European political science as a discipline between 1945 and 2015; for this reason, the program may be particularly useful for those interested in international relations, comparative politics and political theory, or for those just curious about the evolution of political science as a discipline.
  • During the internship, the interns have the official status of associate students of the centre, as part of the project’s research team, and benefit from all the resources available at the centre;
  • Those enrolled in the first slot may continue the internship also in the second slot even after achieving the minimum number of working hours for graduating from the program;
  • During and after the internship, each intern receives detailed individual feedback;
  • All interns who graduate from the program receive a certificate of attendance and are acknowledged in all the project’s publications that use their work;
  • Interns are encouraged to develop their own research/publications based on the work done in the program, either for coursework or for independent extra-curricular activities.
18 January-21 February 2016
Data collection (40-60h)
Activities: Bibliographical research, building a database of texts for analysis
Skills required: Basic bibliographical research, Google Docs, English (reading B2/C1)
Skills developed through the internship: English-language bibliographical research, building research notes, use of cloud apps for research purposes, basic project management
Includes: 1 research seminar

22 February-30 April 2016
Data coding (240-300h)
Activities: Coding texts in the database for analysis
Skills required: Basic bibliographical research, Google Docs, English (reading B2/C1), logical thinking, attention to detail
Skills developed through the internship: research methodology, qualitative and quantitative coding for the analysis of texts, basic project management
Includes: 1 advanced research seminar

All those interested are kindly asked to send their applications (CV and brief letter or motivation) to the project coordinator, conf.univ.dr. Luciana Alexandra GHICA (luciana.ghica@fspub.unibuc.ro), ref: IPSA Political Agendas Project by the 15th of January the latest.

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