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Research project Direct from the Courtroom is looking for interns

The research project “Direct from the Courtroom: Live-reporting from trials and its emotional challenges” is looking for interns for the autumn semester 2021.

Internship, research projects at the Department of Sociology in Lund.

For students of the Department’s Master’s programmes (internship courses SOCN18 and SOCN19).

This project looks at the impact of a new digital technology in the courtroom and explores how it shapes the work of legal professionals and journalists.  This study will therefore answer the following questions in order understand the

impact of this digital technology on the courtroom:

  • How do legal professionals relate to live-reporting?
  • How do reporters accomplish this digital practice?
  • How are legal professionals emotionalised in live-reports?

The goal is to contribute with knowledge on how digitalisation impacts a workplace and the professional roles within.


Undergraduate degree in sociology, criminology, social work, gender, media and communication or similar. Previous experience of conducting qualitative interviews, transcription and qualitative analysis is required. Experience of ethnographic fieldwork and working with NVivo is also beneficial. The successful candidate will also be at ease working independently as well as together with the project leader. Fluency in Swedish and near-fluency in English is necessary.

What does the internship involve?

Data collection, transcription, analysis of qualitative materials.


20 weeks starting August 2021. Also January 2022.


The Department of Sociology in Lund.

How to apply

Send a letter of introduction (max an A4 page), your CV and degree certificates to lisa [dot] flower [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se. Your letter of introduction should describe who you are, your goals for the internship, and what you hope to gain from the internship.

Last application date


Contact information

Person responsible for the research project: lisa [dot] flower [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se

If you have general questions about internships at the Department of Sociology, you are welcome to contact Britt-Marie Johansson britt-marie [dot] johansson [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se