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Work and Internships in the Laboratory for Internet Studies

Vacancies

Visiting Scholars

Long-term Internship Programme

Short-term Internships and Summer traineeships

Distance Internships

Partnerships

PhD programs

 

Vacancies

Post-Doctoral Research position in the Lab
The Higher School of Economics Laboratory for Internet Studies in St. Petersburg, Russia (http://linis.hse.ru/en/) invites applications for postdoctoral research positions in the field of quantitative data-driven interdisciplinary Internet research for social science.
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Visiting Scholars

Scholars wanting to spend a period of time working in the Laboratory with its data and instruments, or participating in its projects, may send a request to linis-spb@hse.ru. Currently, visiting scholarships are not available; however, the Laboratory provides visa support, and access to the university building, its libraries and electronic resources, and to the Lab’s premises, data and equipment. Informal communication and advice are also available. The positions are open both to young and mid-career scholars from all countries. Please include your CV and a motivation letter with your request.

Long-term Intership Programme

The programme allows combining work activity in the Lab with full-time university studyand is open to  second-, third-, and fourth-year undergraduate students, as well as graduate and postgraduate students majoring in Computer Science, Mathematics, Economics, Marketing, Sociology, Political Science, Journalism, and a number of  other fields. Students are expected to work in the Lab during most part of the academic year. Cooperation starts with volunteer work in October –  November and  lasts to  February of each academic year. Successful volonteers are offered positions of research assistants with contracts signed for periods  from February to July of each academic year or for a longer term.

Students have the opportunity to get work experience by participating in the Lab’s collective projects, and by using the Lab’s data for individual projects, student papers, and theses. They can also get professional development assistance and take part in events organized by the Lab. The students are expected to be ready for teamwork, meet their colleagues’ expectations, relish taking on new tasks, and assist the Lab in organizing various events and projects. The programme helps participants acquire work experience but does not offer salaries suffient for full support of participants. . Potential volunteers will have to pass an informal interview. CVs (resumes) and short motivational letters (1-2 paragraphs) should be sent to linis-spb@hse.ru.

Short-term Internships  and Summer traineeships

By prior agreement, students may also take part in the Lab’s short-term internship programme and summer traineeship. The conditions and opportunities are similar to those open to volonteers of the long-term internship programme. Usually, we groupt he interns together, while summer traineeship can be easily combined with attending our annual summer school. Potential interns will have to pass an informal interview, possibly on Skype. CVs (resumes) and short motivational letters (1-2 paragraphs) should be sent to linis-spb@hse.ru.

Distance Internships

If you live outside Saint Petersburg but would like to work at the Lab, you can participate in our distance internships, which involves communication via Skype, email, and a remote access to our server with data and analytical software. Potential interns will have to pass an informal interview, possibly on Skype. If your academic supervisor collaborates with the Lab, this will also be a plus. CVs (resumes) and short motivational letters (1-2 paragraphs) should be sent to linis-spb@hse.ru.

Partnerships

If you have any partnership ideas, regardless of the  stage of your career or studies, your  residence or the character of your work  - academic, business, or public sector  - you may share your ideas with us by writing to linis-spb@hse.ru. We will be happy to consider them most carefully. 


PhD programs

The Laboratory for Internet Studies provides academic advisors and research base for PhD students in sociology; it is also a place to carry out research for PhD students in economics and political science and regional studies, in close cooperation with academic advisors from the departments responsible for the corresponding PhD programs. PhD students are accepted to the lab at the positions of research interns or junior researchers. 
If you want to make your PhD research in the Lab and envision it as related to Internet, you are welcome to send your CV, your desired PhD program and a short research proposal to our address inis-spb@hse.ru . Read rules of enrollment and other official documents of all PhD programs at HSE, St.Petersburg here.http://spb.hse.ru/postgrad/



 

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