The RWI – Leibniz-Institute for Economic Research is offering a 4-month research internship in Uganda and Berlin to support a study of RWI’s Climate Change in Developing Countries research group. The research project is conducted in collaboration with the Employment for Development program of the GIZ. Using ex-post impact evaluation methods, the study investigates the effectiveness of two skill development measures on labor market outcomes of youths in Uganda. One intervention is targeted to enhance life and technical skills of vulnerable youths, while the other intervention facilitates labor market attachment of vocational school graduates.
The internship is expected to take place from mid-October 2019 to mid-February 2020 and has a total duration of four months. The first four to six weeks the intern will be based in Kampala, Uganda. The remaining months the intern will be based at RWI’s Berlin office. The intern will support and supervise data collections in Uganda. The tasks include support of interviewer training, supervision and management of the data collections, monitoring, quality assurance, and data cleaning. The activities on the ground are carried out together with a Ugandan partner team and partly with a Postdoc from RWI. Following the internship in Uganda and Berlin, joining RWI’s team as a Research Assistant (RA) for data analysis and reporting with flexible working hours as well as writing an academic thesis (Bachelor's/ Master's thesis, etc.) is generally possible.
Our team is looking for a student interested in empirical, quantitative research in developing countries. Knowledge of empirical work (econometrics/statistics and study design) or a distinct willingness to acquire them are required. Furthermore, good English (spoken and written) skills are necessary. RWI will cover the flight, local work-related transport costs, will pay daily allowances and 100 EUR per month stipend for the time spent in Uganda. For the time in Berlin’s RWI office the intern will receive a 300 EUR monthly stipend.
Please direct questions or, if you are interested, a short letter of motivation as well as a CV and a transcript of records by email until September 29th 2019 to Cara Ebert.