Work and Internships in the Laboratory for Internet Studies
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 email@example.com. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. We will be happy to consider them most carefully.
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