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Dear students: Are you a Dartmouth undergrad interested in conducting research to strengthen democracy? Then see the description below. Note the Feb. 17 deadline!
Are you a Dartmouth undergrad interested in conducting research to strengthen democracy? The PEP seeks two Dartmouth undergrads to serve in a remote capacity as paid interns X24 (June 3 through August 9). You will work alongside students from seven other universities, working collaboratively on projects such as:
1.Expand a database of global incidents of democratic erosion. The Democratic Erosion Event Dataset is a collection of events related to the “precursors and symptoms of, and resistance to, democratic backsliding” around the world. The contents of this dataset are drawn from case studies produced by students taking a course on Democratic Erosion, which is now taught at more than 60 institutions. As part of this process, you will expand the dataset by “coding” new case studies and Freedom House reports for additions to the dataset. You will also have the opportunity to improve the methodology for coding, adding or modifying indicators, as well as producing original research based on the dataset.
2.Draft policy briefs. You will research particular patterns of democratic erosion and resilience based on analysis of the dataset and other relevant data sources and literature, in order to write briefs on key trends for a policy audience. Briefs may include topics related to state violence and democratic erosion, how countries successfully rebound from backsliding, and understanding when and how resistance to authoritarian consolidation or democratic backsliding succeeds (or fails).
3.Conduct quantitative analyses for an academic audience .
4.Contribute to programming in the Democratic Erosion consortium. You may have the opportunity to help prepare additional pedagogical materials and events for students, faculty, and practitioners tackling questions of democratic erosion and resilience.
What we offer: Each intern will receive:
What we ask of you:
To apply: Please send Professor Muirhead (Russell.firstname.lastname@example.org) the following attachments:
Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.