Research Interns, (As soon as possible)

Research Intern
Posted 4 months ago

To interpret the world, is to change it

The POLIS PROJECT is an independent, and not for profit humanities collective offering research internships to students, volunteers and others to work on our Political Violence and Justice Dataset.

Currently, we are looking to fill two positions immediately, with interns working to create an annotated reading list/bibliography about Political Violence, and Justice in India to complement the data set and the archive.

  • The interns will be tasked creating and crafting a reading list across various disciplines – Political Science, Anthropology, Sociology, History, Oral History – about political violence and justice. For instance, if you are looking at the Sikh Riots, the list would include books both academic and journalistic, enquiry commission report, other HR reports, oral histories, and documentary films.
  • Interns must have strong reading and writing skills in English.
  • Experience in bibliography research and familiarity with legal and political science databases is an asset.
  • The Polis Project’s internship program is open to undergraduate, graduate students (as well as some recent graduates) in any related discipline from any institution, and others interested in learning how to build and work with datasets.
  • Our internships can be undertaken for academic credit, and this is highly encouraged. All interns work remotely and need to check-in via Skype for the weekly conference.
  • We are only accepting applications where the students can start by April / May 2018, and dedicate at least 7-10 hours a week for a minimum of 3 months. 
    • Interns must work at least 10 hours/week during the fall and spring semesters and 20 hours/week during the summer.

    Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until candidates have been selected. To apply, please send an email with the subject line: “Internship Application – [LAST NAME].”

    The email should include a résumé and a cover letter.In the cover letter please be sure to indicate the dates that you would be available. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview and may be asked to provide additional information.

    Contact: suchitra@thepolisproject.com and vsirnate@thepolisproject.com 

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