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Research project "Pandemic Diaries and Social Places” looking for intern

The research project "Pandemic Diaries and Social Places" is looking for an intern for the first half of the autumn semester of 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).

Seeking an intern to work on a mixed-methods project within the LU Department of Sociology. The intern’s tasks will be to work alongside an LU teacher/researcher (Chris Swader) to analyze short written diaries (mostly in Swedish), accounts of daily life, written during the COVID-19 pandemic. The research will especially focus on the role of social places, social isolation, and loneliness in the accounts, and methods used will include both computational text analysis (using R) as well as traditional qualitative analysis.


Essential qualifications include:

  • knowledge of working with R and Rstudio
  • experience with qualitative coding and qualitative analysis
  • proficiency in Swedish

What tasks does the internship involve?

The intern’s tasks will include:

  • preparation of data for both computational and qualitative analysis
  • processing and analysis of data using R
  • qualitative (interpretive) analysis of texts
  • writing memos and analyses


September through October 2022.


The Department of Sociology in Lund.

How to apply

Send a letter of introduction (max of one A4 page), your CV,  to christopher [dot] swader [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se. Your letter should describe who you are, what you can contribute to the internship, and what you hope to gain from the internship.

Last application date

 15 April, 2022.

Contact information

Person responsible for the research project: Christopher Swader, christopher [dot] swader [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.