Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) is a new approach to conceptualizing and measuring democracy. We provide a multidimensional and disaggregated dataset that reflects the complexity of the concept of democracy as a system of rule that goes beyond the simple presence of elections. The V-Dem project distinguishes between five high-level principles of democracy: electoral, liberal, participatory, deliberative, and egalitarian, and collects data to measure these principles. We are a team of over 50 social scientists on six continents. We work with more than 3500 country experts and a truly global International Advisory Board. Read more about the work we do here.
We are currently looking for four highly motivated, self-driven interns who are interested in democracy as a research area. The duration of the internship program is 10 weeks. Please note that the internship will take place remotely in case the Covid-19 situation persists.
The applicant should currently be enrolled in a master’s or bachelor's program and do the internship as part of their studies, that is receive academic credit for the internship program at their home university.
The working language at V-Dem is English and thus advanced fluency in English is required. Knowledge of other languages such as French, Portuguese, Spanish, and/or Russian is an asset.
Previous quantitative Research Methods courses is highly desirable.
Knowledge of statistical programs, such as R and/or Stata, is an asset.
The internship is unpaid but students will receive academic credits.
The call for the spring internships is now closed and the selected candidates have been contacted. The call for fall 2022 will be published shortly.
If you have any questions regarding our internship program, please feel free to reach out.