IARU Global Internship Program @ ETH Zurich
Internship title: Gender Attainment Gaps in Higher Education
Department: ETH Equal!
In several IARU institutions a gender attainment gap is observable at different stages of higher education. In some institutions, the key factors responsible for the attainment gap are already studied in detail. The ultimate goal of such endeavors is to recommend measures to assure equal opportunities and equal success for male and female students.
The intern is supposed to support the process of investigating into causes and of recommending measures. The intern will work at the office of ETH Equal! together with the head of the Equal Office, i.e. the Gender Delegate of ETH Zurich’s President as well as one or two of Equal’s permanent collaborators. Contacts with further researchers involved in attainment gap studies will be established.
The intern’s duties involve supporting the aforementioned research through literature reviews as well as through quantitative and qualitative data analyses (data from questionnaires and interviews). Furthermore, the intern will collect and assess data and measures related to the gender attainment gap in all IARU Universities.
- Highly motivated student in economics, social or political science (or related subjects).
- Proficiency in quantitative data processing and analysis (i.e. SPSS or similar programme), experience in qualitative data processing
- Ability to work independently
- Strong communication and language skills, excellent English
Funding: CHF 2,000/month
Duration of Internship: June - September 2017 (2 months, 80%)
The intern is responsible for all personal expenses, including transport and accommodation. The internship is remunerated with a stipend of CHF 2’000 per month.
Accommodation cost will be borne by the intern and paid from the stipend. Accommodation will have to be organized by the intern with the support from ETH Equal!
To be eligible to apply for the IARU Global Internship Program@ETH Zurich, you must be a student at one of the IARU universities and have completed at least two full years of university study. The internship must be acknowledged by your university as a part of your studies.
Applications open 25 April - 25 May 2017.
Submit your application with CV, letter of motivation (also listing your experience in quantitative and qualitative social science research) no later than 25 May 2017.