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Research project "Drawing the Line" is looking for an intern

Internship within a current research project at the Department of Sociology in Lund. For students of the Department’s Master's programmes (internship courses SOCN20 and SOCN21).

The research project Drawing the Line is looking for a research intern for the autumn semester of 2023.

Internship, research projects at the Department of Sociology in Lund. For students of the Department’s Master’s programmes (internship courses SOCN20 and SOCN21).

Drawing the line: comparison and evaluation in emerging disciplines is a project focused on the interplay of artistic, scientific, and public standards and values in the development of the artistic research field. It is situated in the intersection of cultural sociology, economic sociology, and science and technology studies, and uses a qualitative mixed methods approach to understand the development of standards in the Swedish field of artistic research.

You can find more information about the project at in the Lund University Research Portal


  • Candidates should hold a bachelor’s degree in a social scientific, humanities, arts, or related discipline.
  • Candidates should have experience with qualitative research methods and strong analytical skills.
  • Preference given to candidates with a strong interest in working with research after leaving their MA program, either in or outside of academia.
  • Preference given to candidates who speak and read both Swedish and English well.
  • Strong preference given to candidates involved in the Department’s internship courses (e.g., SOCN20/21) or in other structured, required internship courses, as this is an unpaid internship.

What does the internship involve?

Interns might collect or analyze data or review literature, depending on their interests and skills. Preference given to candidates who aim to incorporate internship activities into their thesis work in some way. Attendance at and contribution to regular project meetings in Lund is required.


Autumn 2023. 30 credit / fall term internships only.


The Department of Sociology at Lund University

How to apply

Send a letter of introduction (max two A4 pages) and a writing sample to Alison Gerber at  alison [dot] gerber [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. The writing sample can be, for example, a recent course paper.

Last application date

31 March, 2023

Contact information

Person responsible for the research project: alison [dot] gerber [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se. Feel free to reach out with any questions you might have before applying.

If you have general questions about internships at the Department of Sociology, you are welcome to contact Axel Fredholm at axel [dot] fredholm [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se .