Call for Intern and Research Assistants

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.

During the internship, our researchers will be trained in research methods, and how to build data sets,  exposed to the most up-to-date theories, methods and information related to the study and the analysis of political violence.

  • Their primary responsibility includes reading the newspaper archives to collect data regarding political violence and input that data into Excel Sheet.
  • Interns must have strong reading and writing skills in English.
  • 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 built and work with datasets.
  • Each internship lasts for three months.
  • Based on performance, interns will be hired as Research Assistant to work, co-write position papers and collaborate on the project long term.
  • Selected Research assistants will be provided with a stipend.
  • Interns must work at least 10 hours/week during the fall and spring semesters and 20 hours/week during the summer.
  • 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.

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 resume 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@aya.yale.edu