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Newsflash No. 82 - March 31, 2020

A collection of news, events, seminars, information, and other opportunities for master's students at the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Contents

Graduate School News

Would you like to be an SI mentor for Graduate School's first-year students?
Application for third term elective courses now open on antagning.se
Internship Opportunities
Online Counselling and Study Advising

News from the Faculty of Social Sciences

Seminar: Resisting Social Distancing: What Sudden Mass Social Isolation Can Reveal
New Course: Climate Change and Society (15 credits), at Lund University

Other News

International Desk: Virtual FIKA "Cultural Shocks"
International Desk: Virtual FIKA "Equality"
UPF Lund - Information War Regarding Climate Change



Graduate School News


Would you like to be an SI mentor for Graduate School's first-year students?
Graduate School is looking for new SI mentors for our incoming program students. SI mentors help new master students in their learning process and are a valuable part of Graduate School. Any student who will begin their second year of a master program in August 2020 is eligible to apply.

If you are interested in becoming an SI mentor, please send an application to Program Coordinator Lucie Larssonova by April 15, email: lucie [dot] larssonova [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se

The application should include a short letter of intent/motivation for why you want to become an SI mentor and a CV. The selected candidates will attend a two-day course in Supplemental Instruction (SI) offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences in August.


Application for third term elective courses now open on antagning.se
Third term elective courses have now opened up for applications on antagning.se. EVERYONE should apply for elective courses, even if you KNOW you will do internship/fieldwork/exchange. It is important to have elective courses as a back-up option, if (for any reason) your original plan cannot be carried out.
Application period: 16 March - 15 April
More information: https://www.graduateschool.sam.lu.se/education/current-students/third-term-options/elective-courses 
Questions: Book a meeting with/send an email to your Academic Advisor: lucie [dot] larssonova [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se 

Internship opportunities

FCG Fall Intern - Stockholm

Important information

  • Insights into how international development works in practice.  
  • A  chance  to  work  on  a  range  of  subjects,  from  improving  public  service delivery  to  civil  society  development,  private  sector  development,  natural  resource  management  and programme evaluations.
  • Gain insights  into  many  of  the  leading  bilateral  and  multilateral  organisations  and  be given  plenty  of responsibility and opportunities to learn and develop your skills and yourself.
  • Interns  will  be  primarily  allocated  to  one  of  our  business  areas –Public  Sector and Civil  Society Development, Natural Resource Management orEvaluation –but will likely have the chance to work with multiple  business  areas  during  the  internship.  
  • Duties will include carrying  out  regular  market  analysis  and  research  and  assist  us  in identifying and preparing project opportunities and tenders. The interns will need to contact partners and experts by email and telephone, assisting us in various stages of the tender processes and support the recruitment for projects, among other things.
  • Please note that the internship is not paid.

Requirements

  • We are currently looking forinterns for the Fall semester 2020.
  • Candidates should have obtained or started a Master’s Degree in a  relevant field.  They  should also  be enrolled in an internship course at university level or through Arbetsförmedlingen.
  • Interest in and knowledge of development cooperation is required.
  • Applicants must be fluent in English, while knowledge of Swedish and/or other languages is a merit.
  • Solid competence in working with Microsoft Office and Excel is a must, and we always welcome applicants with other IT skills who can help develop our organisation!

How to apply

  • Please send us an email with your CV and cover letter to cv [at] fcgsweden [dot] se with the subject: Internship Fall2020. Application deadline: 30/04/2020
  • Kindly specify in the cover letter which area you are more interested in: Public Sector and Civil Society Development or Natural Resource Management or Evaluation.
  • Interviews will be carried out on a rolling basis so don't wait until the deadline to send your application!
     

UI trainees for the autumn term 2020

Orientation Program for Global Politics and Security

  • The Global Policy and Security (GPS) program conducts research, analysis, continuing educationand dissemination of information on global politics with a focus on three themes: climate and energy: cooperation and security risks; borders, territories and mobility; as well as challenges for democratic values.
  • This autumn, the program is looking for an intern who has an interest and knowledge of the study of global governance, norms and / or social security. Applicants can advantageously have written or plan to write an essay with a focus on these areas and we would like to see applicants with ambition to work analytically within these issues.

Targeting the Asia Program

  • UI's Asia program conducts research, analysis, continuing education and dissemination of information Asia. The program's emphasis is on Northeast Asia and South Asia.
  • The program is looking for one trainee who has a strong interest in and who is writing, or intends to write an essay on the region.
  • The trainee's interests should in some way touch one or several of the program's three focus areas: power relations in Asia, norms and democracy in Asia, and Asia's global impact, especially in relation to Europe and Sweden.
  • We see welcome applicants with the ambition to work analytically with the program's questions in the future.
  • Knowledge of an Asian language as well as studies in political science, international relations, peace and conflict science, security policy, history, international political economy or related topics are merit.
  • Additionally, interest in the internet and communication is also a merit.

Focus on the Middle East and North Africa Program

  • UI's Middle East and North Africa programs conduct research, analysis and program activities focused on the region's politics, economy and social conditions.
  • The main areas of focus are: Conflict resolution and geopolitics and socio-economic development in the region. The program focuses on conflict management in the Middle East as well as the social transformations in the MENA countries.
  • The program is looking for an autumn trainee who will work under the supervision of the program's staff and management within these themes.

Targeting the European program

  • UI's European program conducts research, analysis and program activities with a focus on European politics, European cooperation institutions and Europe's role in the world. The program activities focus on three themes: European integration and disintegration (eg current ones) discussions on migration, values ​​and membership conditions, European security (both in the increasingly turbulent neighborhoods like global) and Europe's international relations (e.g. the increasingly important relationship with China and the transatlantic link).
  • Looking for a trainee who, under the guidance of the program manager and researcher, should work within one or more of these themes. It will be possible to both work broadly on current issues and specialize in any sub-area.

Focus Russia and the Eurasia program

  • UI's Russia and Eurasia programs are looking for an intern with a strong interest in region.
  • The intern's interests should in some way affect the program's focus areas: Russian foreign policy, the development of the Eastern Partnership countries (such as Ukraine, Belarus and Georgia), or more general issues such as human rights, international law, security policy or economic development.
  • We would like to see applicants with an ambition to work with the program's questions, and who have an interest in studies in subjects such as political science, economics, law and / or history.

Requirements

  • The applicant should be in the final stage of his / her studies or participate in any labor market policy program.
  • The internship is unpaid.
  • The internship period should include about 20 weeks, starting in the fall term. Exact time frame is determined between the trainee and Foreign Policy Institute.

Application

  • Please submit your application by April 3. Your application should consist of: (1) CV; (2)personal letter; (3) grading excerpts from universities.
  • For applicants to focus on Asia, attach any theses, thesis ideas, and / or publications.
  • Send your application to: research [at] ui [dot] se Put the name of your field as the subject line. Submit one application per targeting if you looking for more than one orientation.
  • Questions can be directed to research coordinator Anna-Karin Jonsson via e-mail: research [at] ui [dot] se
     

Save the Children - Trainees for autumn 2020

Business developer in Malmö: 2 places

  • As a trainee in business development at our regional office in Malmö, you work in a team of business developers to support associations and the voluntary commitment in Skåne. The two trainees work in close collaboration and also have the opportunity to immerse themselves in projects run by the regional office. Your duties consist of:
  • Support Save Children's Local Associations in Skåne by:
  • Doing local surveys to start new projects and associations
  • To start activities and projects for children and young people in vulnerable situations
  • To recruit and train voluntarily active people
  • To plan and conduct member meetings and events
  • The opportunity to work on your own project based on the needs of an association or a working group.
  • Work with the regional office communication, through social media, among other things.
  • Some administration.

Business developer in Växjö: 1 place

  • As a trainee in business development at our regional office in Växjö, you work in a team of business developers to support associations and the non-profit involvement in Småland and Blekinge. It is also possible to develop your own ideas and / or to immerse yourself in projects run by the regional office. Your possible tasks include:
  • Support Save Children's Local Associations in Småland and Blekinge by:
  • Doing local surveys to start new projects and associations
  • To start activities and projects for children and young people in vulnerable situations
  • To recruit and train voluntarily active people
  • To plan and conduct member meetings and events
  • Thematic study on one of our three target groups: children in migration, children in violent situations and children in socio-economic vulnerability.
  • Work with the regional office communication, through social media, among other things.
  • Some administration.

Important information

  • It is a plus if you have experience from voluntary work in Save the Children or other association. 
  • It is very important that you can handle social media, especially Facebook, and that you express yourself well in speech and writing. Experience in video editing and the use of digital tools is a plus.
  • In exchange for their contribution, the trainee will gain knowledge of children's rights in practice, experience of working in a member-managed non-profit organization, experience and knowledge of leadership and project management as well as the opportunity to participate in Save the Children's education.
  • The internships are unpaid.
  • The duration of the internship period corresponds to one semester. The practice is full time, 37 hours a week (from September 2 to January 19, 2021).
  • The internships as a business developer entail some evening and weekend work as this is when we have the opportunity to meet non-active members.
  • We only accept trainees who receive tuition and are insured through college / university, or via the Employment Agency.

Application

  • Send a letter describing yourself and motivate what makes you a good fit for the internship. Also attach a resume.
  • The closing date for applications is 30 April.
  • Send the application and any questions to the responsible person:
    • Business developer Malmö: rodolfo [dot] zuniga [at] rb [dot] se 08-698 92 92
    • Business developer Växjö: edvin [dot] arnby-machata [at] rb [dot] se 08-698 90 42

To the application form: https://jobb.raddabarnen.se/jobs/858660-praktikant-malmo-och-vaxjo


Online counselling and study advising
We are still available for student meetings! Please send us an email if you'd like to book an appointment, and we will arrange a phone/skype/zoom/etc. meeting with you.
Method electives: buleza [dot] emerllahu [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se
Third term: lucie [dot] larssonova [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se 
Thesis: katherine [dot] anderson_ahlstedt [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se 
Director of studies: mikael [dot] sundstrom [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se
Next online Q&A / chat with the GS team: 9 April, 11.00-12.00


News from the Faculty of Social Sciences


Seminar: Resisting Social Distancing: What Sudden Mass Social Isolation Can Reveal

To minimize the spread of contagious disease seminars will be broadcast digitally.
Chris Swader presents “Resisting Social Distancing: What Sudden Mass Social Isolation Can Reveal"
Follow this link at 10:00 to watch the seminar
Time: 31 March 2020 10:00 to 12:00
Location: https://lu-se.zoom.us/j/282211229
Contact: magnus [dot] ring [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se
 

New Course: Climate Change and Society (15 credits), at Lund University
Do you have an interest in one of the greatest challenges of our time? Do you want to learn more about the social, economic, political and cultural dimensions of climate change and get an understanding of both its drivers and impacts, as well as the different solutions? Then the new course Climate Change and Society might be of interest for you.
The course is a freestanding course, open to all students with minimum 150 credits and 90 credits in one education main area. You do not need to be enrolled in a programme or have a degree from a certain academic field. The course is given by LUCSUS, Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies and starts this autumn.
Visit lumes.lu.se for more details on the course and information on how to apply. Apply by April 15.


Other News


International Desk: Virtual FIKA "Cultural Shocks"
International Desk invites you to join our virtual FIKA where we'll enjoy a good time together! We meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 14.00-15.00 and each session has a different theme.
On this Fika we will discuss Culture Shocks. Have you ever experienced a culture shock? Is there any Swedish behavior that you find strange? What do you think is interesting about your own culture? 
The Virtual Fika will be on ZOOM. Click on the link (https://lu-se.zoom.us/j/539254310) to join. If it is the first time using zoom you will need to download and install the launcher of zoom. In order to create an account, go to lu-se.zoom.us. You are guided by Zoom throughout the process. Please note, if you have used Zoom before, you will have to switch account to LU Zoom. "Example. ko1226kw-s [at] student [dot] lu [dot] se".
Contact: activities [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se
Time: Tuesday, 31 March 2020 14:00-15:00
 

International Desk: Virtual FIKA "Equality"
On this Fika we will discuss Equality. This is a topic with a lot of different aspects and questions. What does equality mean to you? Are all people in your culture treated in the same way? How is the equality at the university?
The Virtual Fika will be on ZOOM. Click on the link (https://lu-se.zoom.us/j/539254310) to join. If it is the first time using zoom you will need to download and install the launcher of zoom. In order to create an account, go to lu-se.zoom.us. You are guided by Zoom throughout the process. Please note, if you have used Zoom before, you will have to switch account to LU Zoom. "Example. ko1226kw-s [at] student [dot] lu [dot] se".
Contact: activities [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se
Time: Thursday, 2 April 2020 14:00-15:00 


UPF Lund - Information War Regarding Climate Change
Join the Career Committee and meet one of the communications officers from Greenpeace who is leading this fight every day. Discuss the work with information war, climate change in general and a potential career path within the field. Bring your own questions and ideas about the information war and Climate Change. Take this chance to discuss and learn about something that is a vital fight for all of us and our future.
Sign-up for the event: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScI68cAwMS5bK5dTfhrbSsfW2-ZnmsULL6F-vBIIoIa9FBWoA/viewform 
Time: Tuesday 14th April 2020 15:00–17:00
Facebook event: https://sv-se.facebook.com/events/615674992611366/