Apply for Fall 2022 internships at V-Dem!

Who we are

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.

What we are looking for

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.

Applicant requirements

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.

How to Apply?

Please send your CV and cover letter to before 18 April 2022. Please add Fall2022 to the subject line. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered


If you have any questions regarding our internship program, please feel free to reach out.