Resident Internships in Electoral Integrity
A limited number of resident internships are available for advanced
level under-graduates and graduate students interested in research on issues of
electoral integrity. Interns will be part of the Electoral Integrity
Project research team based in the Department of Government and international
Relations at the University of Sydney.
1. Duties and Responsibilities
the Department of Government and IR at the University of Sydney as a
resident intern for a period of three to twelve months, with arrival ideally
coinciding with the starting dates of the 1st semester in 2016 (see http://sydney.edu.au/about/dates/).
a research paper, on a topic relating to electoral integrity, designed to
be posted as a working paper on the project website and as a blog post;
in regular events and activities such as the weekly research seminars and
business meetings with the EIP project and colloquium talks with the
Department of Government and international Relations at the University of
up to 20 hours per week on project-related research, including data
collection, project administration, publication editing, and event
coordination, under the direction of the Project Manager, Dr. Alessandro Nai, and Research Associate, Dr. Ferran Martínez i Coma.
- Remuneration is offered of AUD$1,000
per month as well as reimbursement up to AUD $2,000 of a round-trip economy flight to Sydney;
- The remuneration is designed to
defray the partial costs of local
rental accommodation, due to the period of residency in Sydney, and it
should be understood that supplementary funds would be needed to support
the visit. The costs of accommodation in Sydney are relatively expensive,
compared with many global cities, and applicants are advised to check
local rental costs.
- Internet, computer and library facilities and
shared office accommodation will be available with the project
research team and visiting fellows based in the Department of Government and international Relations.
- The university will arrange an Australian work visa
for non-Australian nationals.
2. Essential Skills and Qualifications
- Applicants should
hold an undergraduate or graduate degree in Political Science or a related
field and interest in comparative politics;
- It would be highly advantageous
for applicants to demonstrate statistical, computing, and linguistic
Applicants should provide the following details:
- Your full contact
- Which semester(s) and year you wish to
- A short proposal for a new research paper relevant to the electoral integrity
- A Curriculum Vitae,
highlighting any experience and skills relating to the proposal;
- The names and contact details
of two referees.
Applications now closed.
Any queries should be sent to Lisa Fennis, Project Coordinator at: email@example.com. All applications will be treated with the
University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and
social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are