Wageningen University is accepting applications from ILC members on a rolling basis to host Master students. Due to COVID19, students are now looking for desk research opportunities. Let us know if you want to apply!
In the framework of a partnership between ILC and LANDac (the Netherlands Land Academy), Wageningen University & Research (WUR) is accepting applications from ILC members interested to host self-funded Master students to do research work and write their thesis.
WHO CAN APPLY ?
The call is open to all members, in particular those actively engaged in NES and CBI platforms. Students will evaluate host proposals on the basis of their research interest.
WHAT WILL THE STUDENT DO ?
The main focus of this internship is on research : students will collect and analyse data on a topic agreed with the host. They may contribute to the day-to-day operation of the host, as long as this doesn’t hinder research progress.
WHEN CAN THE INTERNSHIP START?
WUR is accepting applications on a rolling basis. The host and the student agree on the time required to complete the research, and a starting date.
WHAT IS THE RESEARCH ABOUT ?
The host proposes a research topic relevant to the work of the member or the platform (RCU, NES, CBI). If students express an interest, the host, the student and the supervisor agree on a research agenda. Students will write their thesis drawing on data collected in the field, hence the research should have both academic rigour and social/policy relevance. Students are encouraged to present preliminary findings before they end their internship and send a copy of their final thesis to the host. They may also write a short article for the host’s newsletter, annual reports, blogs, etc.
WHAT IS EXPECTED FROM THE HOST ?
Students are self-funded. Beyond accompanying the student in the definition of their research agenda, the host ideally: helps students settle down and find an accomodation; arranges contacts/transports/translations for the field research; offers office facilities (e.g. shared desk, printer, internet access, etc.). [*update: not applicable in the case of desk research]
Interested to apply?
Please write an email to Silvia Forno firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Name of the organisation
- Contact person (email)
- Location of the internship and research (not applicable in case of desk research)
- Proposed topic (title and description)
- Prerequisites (e.g language requirements)
- Relevance of the research for the member (including NES and/or CBI, if applicable)
- What the host can offer
We will share your application with WUR, and students will be able to look at it on a regular basis until someone expresses and interest.
THE ILC INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME GIVES ILC MEMBERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO HOST MASTER'S STUDENTS AND YOUNG RESEARCHERS FROM WITHIN THE NETWORK