University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Faculty of Economics, Department of Geography
Topic: The student will participate on research activities of the department of geography, that is mainly focused on the research of borderland dynamics on Czech and German border, small towns and their role in modern society, environmental sustainability and globalization topics. A trainee will help with searching and elaborating international data, creating databases and looking for international literature. We will try to use trainee’s knowledge about same topics mentioned above from their own region of South America (especially Brazil).
Requirements: The student should have general interest and passion for scientific research and be a team player. We expect him/her to have some geographical knowledge and interets in topics mentioned above, we welcome if s/he can work with GIS (but not an ultimate condition). Fluent English is a must (reading, writing, speaking).
PRAGUE - Charles University
Charles University, Faculty of Science, department of social geography and regional development, Urban and Regional Laboratory
Task: The intern will engage in the research activities and the everyday life of the research team. Our current research projects focus on a variety of urban topics, among them suburbanization, inner-city development, socialist housing estates, crime and safety, gender and mobility. The intern will be responsible for preparing the statistical data (including the work with large datasets), working with text materials and research literature (in English), carrying out fieldwork (within Prague) or helping with other activities to support the research team. The intern can use part of his/her time to collaborate on a project of his/her choice (based on the agreement with a particular project leader).
Requirements: Analytical thinking, knowledge of Excel or similar and basic statistics, very good English language skills enabling reading research literature and communicating in both written and spoken forms. An advantage would be the knowledge of GIS. We prefer independent student willing to learn and acquire new skills.
Recommended for: Students of human geography, sociology, anthropology, and economics with the interest of study of the urban societies
* Urban and Reginal Laboratory is a team of young researchers on various levels (professors, post-docs, PhD students). Check out our website: www.urrlab.cz/en
* We will provide the office space in a very convenient location near the city centre and welcoming atmosphere.