NOVAFRICA is now accepting applications for the 2019 Summer Research Internships.
The internships will take place in the context of ongoing NOVAFRICA field research projects. Most of these projects consist of randomized impact evaluations of development interventions. The following projects will be active:
• Information Gaps and Irregular Migration to Europe (Gambia)
• Evaluating Approaches for Refugee Integration (Mozambique)
• Integrating Immigrants as a Tool for Broad Development: Experimental Evidence for Portugal and Cape Verde (Portugal)
• Belief Systems and Health Behaviors in Guinea Bissau (Guinea-Bissau)
The internships are open to all Nova SBE students between June and August 2019. The internships will last a minimum of 2 months, ideally 3 months. The internships are not paid, although travel, accommodation, health expenses and basic subsistence will be covered by NOVAFRICA when international travel is required.
The intern will be responsible for accompanying fieldwork and survey implementation, and for performing a variety of tasks including survey programming, data checks and backups, staff training and team management in the field.
In some cases, there is the option to extend the internship, whereby the intern will become a Project Coordinator and will receive a basic research scholarship paid according to his/her academic qualifications and experience.
Selection criteria include strong motivation related to economic development, and an interest in research in economics. Some personal characteristics, like industriousness and capacity to build productive inter-personal relationships, are also important. Working knowledge of Portuguese is needed, but fluency (although welcome) is not a requirement. Knowledge of Stata or other statistical software is a plus.
If you are interested, please contact NOVAFRICA until May 5 by sending an email, under the subject “NOVAFRICA 2019 Summer Research Internship”, including a letter of motivation that explains why you would like to join the NOVAFRICA Research Internship program, letters of recommendation with contacts (if available) and your curriculum vitae .
For any additional information or clarification, please contact us via email or consult the blog posts written by former interns here, here and here.
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