Research Assistant (internship) call for applications
Are you based in Switzerland? Passionate about exlploring social impact of higher education on refugees and minority groups? JWL is looking for a Research Assistant (intern)!
Intern Title: Research Assistant
Internship Duration: 6 months (October 1 2020 – March 31 2021)
Supervisor: JWL Global Research Director
Hours: 3 days a week (in office – no remote working)
Location: Geneva (Carouge), Switzerland
Stipend: CHF 2’250 per month
Background: Jesuit Worldwide Learning provides equitable high-quality tertiary learning to people and communities at the margins of societies so all can contribute their knowledge and voices to the global community of learners and together foster hope to create a more peaceful and humane world. It draws on the rich and centuries long Jesuit tradition of higher education and through a blended on-site and on-line approach mobilizes the resources of Jesuit and other worldwide networks of educational institutions.
JWL is currently active in 14 countries and around 35 local learning centres with 3335 students and around 2029 alumni. JWL serves communities and population affected by global migration phenomena of our times: refugees, returnees, Internally Displaced People, and poor communities.
Our Vision: provide tertiary learning to people and communities at the very edges of our societies – be it through poverty, location, lack of opportunity, conflict or forced displacement (refugees) – so that they can contribute their knowledge and voices to the global community of learners and together we will foster hope to create a more peaceful and humane world. Learning Together to Transform the World.
Internship Description: The Research Assistant (RA) will support the data analysis process of a study JWL is conducting on the impact of its Diploma in Liberal Studies. Under the supervision of the Director of Research, the RA will be in charge of
- conducting a thematic analysis of around 60 interviews (in English) with Diploma Alumni, who were based in Malawi, Kenya, Jordan, Afghanistan, and Iraq;
- producing a report with the main findings to donors and stakeholders;
- work on the draft of an academic publication (journal article)
The intern will be responsible for working within a collaborative team, communicating professionally, clearly, and in a timely manner with members of that team and maintaining confidentiality of all project materials and data. The intern will be trained on thematic analysis and on the use of a SW for qualitative data analysis (Nvivo or Dedoose).
- Bachelor Degree
- Very good knowledge of English
- Collaborative attitude and excellent team-work skills
- Problem-solving and initiative taking attitude
- Knowledge of qualitative research
- Basic IT skills
- Candidates must already have a Swiss work authorisation
Submit your CV, references and cover letter to email@example.com by August 24th, 2020. Short-listed candidates will be contacted the first week of September to arrange an interview. Only candidates with a valid Swiss work authorisation will be considered for the position.