Center for Social Sciences
Duration: 8 weeks (between mid-May and late July)
Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
The Center for Social Sciences is a research and education non-profit founded in 2003. It is one of the most highly respected independent research organizations in Tbilisi. Its principle objectives are to develop academic and applied research in the social sciences in Georgia, to ensure the integration of Georgian scientists into international academic networks, and to establish professional and ethical standards in social sciences and to support evidence-based research and teaching.
The Research Intern will be engaged in one of four signature CSS programs -- education and development, gender equality, foreign policy and security, and applied social research -- according to the student’s academic background and research interests. The interns will engage with ongoing research projects of the chosen unit, supporting Research Fellows, analyzing data, and assisting Research Program Directors with ongoing operations and administrative duties of the unit. If an intern is interested in administrative and management functions of a non-profit/think tank, she can also gain exposure in the administrative division of the center.
A knowledge of statistics and statistical software packages (like SPSS) will be also appreciated, as many research projects involve quantitative methodology and database management.
Knowledge of Russian (or Georgian) is not required to perform the internship, but would be valuable for daily life in Tbilisi.
To apply, read the application guidelines and submit the Universal Application Form by February 22, 2013 at 5 pm. All applicants MUST meet with Kirk Lange, Director of International Experiential Learning, by February 15, 2013 for a pre-application meeting. Please call the McCulloch Center at x2072 to schedule an appointment.
Current as of summer 2013.