The School of Politics and International Relations is delighted to offer an internship opportunity within the School assisting Dr Andrea Den Boer in her role as Co-PI of the WomanStats Project.
WomanStats (http://www.womanstats.org/) is the largest database (with 350 variables for 176 countries) on the situation of women worldwide. One of the primary goals of WomanStats is to develop innovative indices and measures to describe the situation and status of women, which will allow for empirical analysis, assessment, monitoring, and evaluation activities.
The successful intern will collect cross-national data (numerical and laws/policies) regarding violence against women, under the direction of Dr den Boer. The candidate must have good internet search skills and be able to use an excel spreadsheet. The successful intern will ideally be an undergraduate student in the School of Politics and International Relations (or the Faculty of Social Sciences). They will also have an understanding and interest in gender issues in society and politics.
The ‘WomanStats’ data Collection Intern will:
- Gather data from demographic and health surveys, state legislation, policy websites and similar sources
- Create and maintain datasets
- Assist with descriptive analysis of data
- Work as part of a team to code qualitative data
- Meet with Dr. den Boer on a weekly basis to discuss findings
The ‘WomanStats’ Intern should:
- Be an undergraduate student at the University of Kent in Politics and International Relations
- Be able to work over the Autumn and Spring terms during term time
- Have a strong academic and attendance record– preference will be given to students with a grade average of 60% and above
- Have experience/skills in using Microsoft Excel or similar packages
- Have the ability to work independently and meet deadlines
- Have experience of analysing research (desirable)
- Be detail oriented and meticulous in recording bibliographic information
- Have an understanding of gender in politics and society
This is a paid internship for up to 8 hours per week, at the relevant student intern salary. Hours are to be agreed between the successful applicant and the Project Lead – and the work will be undertaken on campus and remotely. This internship is spread across Autumn and Spring terms and will run for approximately 21 weeks.
Interested students email a CV and covering letter outlining their suitability and how they meet the above criteria to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for applications is midday on the 30th October 2019.
Interviews for successful candidates will be held on 4th November between 1pm – 4pm.
All applications will be acknowledged, with interview feedback available on request.
For further information, please email Ngaio Lanfray on the email address above.