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Call for Research Intern - Movement Timeline Project

What is the project about?

The joint Movement Timeline project of the CEU Democracy Institute and the School of Public Life provides an insight into the history of eleven Hungarian social movements. The timeline currently covers the period between 1989-1994. We are looking for an intern who will work with us on extending the timeline with protest events between 1995-1998.

The project's goal is to shape the representation of Hungarian civil society and help process the rich social movement history. It amplifies the voices of people who, organized or sometimes as lone fighters, have protested against the injustices they have suffered. The timeline recalls their stand to show what the members of the movement considered important and how far they were willing to go to achieve it, and it also provides cutting-edge data of protest events to researchers.

Details of the internship

The intern will work from an already existing database and turn the protest events into publishable entries following the format on the website. The post is a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 6 months and the expected working hours per week is 4-6 hours.

Tasks to deliver

The research intern is expected to:

  • Work from an already existing protest event dataset
  • Collect articles from digital archives covering the protest events
  • Write short descriptions summarizing the protest events in Hungarian
  • Find images to illustrate the protest events
  • Clean a dataset for publication on the website

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Deep interest in Hungarian social movements and citizen participation
  • Rigorous approach to data collection and accuracy at work
  • The ability to process complex information
  • The ability to write well-articulated, concise protest event summaries
  • The ability to work autonomously
  • The capacity to manage deadlines

Fluent Hungarian is a must as the content, the resources and the outputs are in Hungarian. Basic English is helpful to navigate the working environment at CEU DI.

Learning opportunities:

  • Increase knowledge on Hungarian social movements
  • Learn to use digital archives and photo databases
  • Learn to use images in an ethical way
  • Learn how to communicate research to larger audiences
  • Increase project management skills

The intern will receive active support from the project researcher and will work under her supervision.

Location: working remotely or from the CEU Library (Budapest or Vienna campus)

Start date: as soon as possible, latest on September 6, 2022

Application deadline: June 20, 2022

How to apply:

Please send a CV and a cover letter of 300 words max. to