Intern (m/f/div), full-time

Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW)

The research center “International Development” at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy is looking for an

intern (m/f/div), full-time

for a research project on discrimination and attitudes towards immigrants at the earliest possible date. We are a young, dynamic, research-oriented team with a large international network, focusing on international development. The intern will actively participate in a research paper that investigates channels driving attitudes toward migrants with the help of laboratory experiments. The intern will help programming and execute the behavioral experiment as well as analyzing the resulting data. Furthermore, the intern will co-author blogposts or short policy briefs based on data to help inform policymakers, businesses and the public about migration facts.

The research center “International Development” (https://www.ifw-kiel.de/institute/research-centers/international-development/) is looking for a student who:

  • Has profound programming skills in Python and R for programming the experiment as well as data preparation or analysis
  • Has knowledge of basic statistics and econometrics and the ability to apply it
  • Can think analytically and apply economic reasoning
  • Is motivated and able to work independently, accurately, and in a structured manner
  • Performs tasks responsible and reliable
  • Is interested in topics of migration and how attitudes to it form

What we offer:

  • Active participation in the creation of a research paper including data gathering as well as the data analysis
  • Insights into empirical work, state-of-the-art research, and policy work
  • An open and international work environment
  • Participation in the Kiel Institute’s seminars and, upon agreement, in courses of the Advanced Studies Program (ASP)

Information on the application:

Please submit your application via the application form on our website using ID-No.„12_22_Intern_INDEV“. Please include:

  • Cover letter (please explain your interest in the position, where you gained skills in the use of
  • statistical software, and your preferred starting date)
  • CV
  • Your most recent university transcript in or English or German
  • Reference letters, if available
  • One academic writing sample such as your Bachelor thesis or a seminar paper, if available

Please do not include a photo of yourself with your application.

German language skills are not required.

Please note that you have to be enrolled as a student to be considered for this position.

In order to be eligible for this position you have to hold EU citizenship or need to be able to provide a work permit that is valid throughout the time of your contract. Please inform yourself about the work permit application procedure and eligibility before you apply to this internship position and be aware that the application procedure for a work permit might take up to three months.

The internship position is limited to a maximum of three months, unless it is a mandatory internship as part of your Master’s program. In the latter case up to six months are possible, please submit proof, e.g., the curriculum.

We can offer a remuneration of at least 600 € per month (gross). The exact amount will be based on the qualification of the successful candidate.

The Kiel Institute is an equal opportunity employer with a certified family-friendly policy. We promote the professional opportunities of women and strongly encourage them to apply. Women with equivalent qualifications, competence and expertise will be given preference.

We are committed to employing persons with recognized disabilities and will therefore give them preference over persons without disabilities if they are equally qualified.

Please do not hesitate to direct any questions regarding the position or the application process to Finja Krüger (Finja.krueger(at)ifw-kiel.de).