Internships at GLD



Do you want to experience being part of a research team and work with questions that promote social cohesion and the integration of migrants into cities around the world? We are currently looking for highly motivated, self-driven research interns who are interested in aspects of migrant integration in places as varied as Sweden, Jordan, and Turkey. The internship will be carried out in English, but for this particular position, knowledge of Arabic is a requirement. As an intern you will be an important part of our team and will be given the opportunity to obtain practical experience in working on a research project within academia.

Benefits of GLD Internship

  • Gain valuable work experience in a research environment
  • Learn new skills
  • Apply knowledge from academic studies to real-world situations
  • Enhance your employability

We are currently looking for two research interns, one who will work at the SIPGI project and one GLD research intern. Please state which position you are interested in and why in your application.


At the SIPGI project, tasks vary in terms of project needs. Tasks may include: learning about the situation on the ground for migrants in Adana, Turkey, Irbid, Jordan, and Gothenburg, Sweden, creating tables or graphs comparing the political institutions and policies governing migrants, writing background reports and internal memorandums, drafting literature reviews, translating questions and other documents, assisting researchers with the logistics of experimental design and implementation, carrying out some light administrative tasks, etc. 

Qualifications SIPGI

  • Great organisational skills
  • Arabic is a requirement 
  • Good command of English (both written and verbally)
  • Demonstrable interest in migration or governance/development issues more broadly
  • Ability to multitask


As a research intern at GLD, tasks vary in terms of project needs. Current tasks include: writing background reports and internal memorandums, translating questions and other documents, drafting literature reviews, and dissemination.

Qualifications Research Track

  • Great organisational skills
  • Arabic is a requirement 
  • Good command of English (both written and verbally)
  • Demonstrable interest in governance/development issues
  • Ability to multitask



In order to apply you should be a student currently enrolled in a bachelor’s or a master’s program or enrolled at the unemployment agency with at least a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Gender Studies, Global Studies, Social Sciences, Economics, Statistics, or related field.

To apply, please send your CV, writing sample, and a cover letter describing why you want to do an internship with the Social Institutions, Political Governance, and Integration project to If you have any questions, please contact us via email. We ask that you submit all documents in English. Internships can start in the end of March 2020 and run for 10 weeks. Please submit your application by March 20, 2020.



“Overall the internship was a great experience and I believe it will contribute much to my future career. In a broader perspective, the research is important for policy makers and development specialists to find out how people access public goods in order to secure effective implementation of, for example, policies or foreign aid projects. I am very happy to have contributed to creating and disseminating that knowledge.”

“Future interns should expect a high pace at GLD and the expectation of your work is that it should always be of good quality. The program management makes sure that the internship is a two-way deal, and that the interns are getting the kinds of experience/knowledge that they are here for.” 

“It is truly a great team that I’ve got to work with. The team is hardworking, ambitious and professional and at the same time there is always an easygoing atmosphere at GLD.”

“The internship has been an exciting time that has provided me with great insights into a research program that is expanding continuously and it has given me valuable experience in the area of governance and local development and quantitative research in general.”