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Research project "Intergenerational care" looking for interns

The research project "Intergenerational care: A study of relationships, commitments, and practices of care in everyday family life" is looking for one research interns for the autumn semester 2022.

This is an internship within an ongoing research project at the Department of Sociology in Lund. It is open for students of the Department’s Master’s programmes (internship courses SOCN20 and SOCN21).

Intergenerational care in Sweden: A study of relationships, commitments, and practices of care in everyday family life is a project studying practices and relationships of care in three generations: grandparents, their adult children, and their grandchildren in Sweden. The project team includes two senior researchers and one doctoral student. You can find more information about the project here:…


  • Candidates should hold a bachelor’s degree in a social scientific or related discipline.
  • Candidates should have experience with qualitative research methods and strong analytical skills.
  • Candidates needs to be fluent in Swedish, and it is preferable that he/she has the ability to write well in English.
  • Strong preference given to candidates with experience of working with Nvivo.
  • Strong preference given to candidates with interest in, and knowledge about theories of family sociology.
  • Strong preference for candidates that are able to conduct and document their careful empirical research of large volumes of text.

What does the internship involve?

The intern will analyze data (interviews in Swedish) using Nvivo, and/or review literature either individually or in collaboration with one or more members of the project team. Attendance at and contribution to regular project meetings is required.


Starting autumn 2022. 30 credit / autumn semester internships only.


The Department of Sociology in Lund.

How to apply

Send a letter of introduction (max one A4 pages), and your CV to Sara Eldén at sara [dot] elden [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

11 April, 2022

Contact information

Person responsible for the research project: sara [dot] elden [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 Britt-Marie Johansson britt-marie [dot] johansson [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se