Internship Project
Social Sciences and Politics

Secularity, Islam, and Democracy in Indonesia and Turkey

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 
Institute for Asian and African Studies
Subject Area
Political Sociology, History, Political Science
06 May – 26 July
20 May – 09 August
Internship Modality:
On-site internship in Berlin

The application is closed, and all positions have been filled.
Applications for 2025 will open in October 2024.
Project Supervisor(s)
Dr. Saskia Schäfer, Ms Mutmainna Syam (for project-specific questions:
Academic Level
Advanced undergraduate students (from second year) 
Master's students 
Ph.D. students 
English + knowledge of Indonesian and Turkish would be an advantage.
Further Information
Project Type
Academic Research
Project Content
In our research group, we are currently focusing on analyzing and publishing findings from our past few years of research. We have conducted interviews and literature research on religious authorities, democracy, and education in Indonesia and Turkey and now turn our findings into publications.
Interns will learn about how academia works, how different disciplines tick, what criteria are relevant for publishing, and how to edit manuscripts in publishable ways. They will also get insights into academic fundraising and into handling different projects and demands at the same time.
Tasks for Interns
Interns usually read and comment on manuscript drafts and help with additional desk research for primary and secondary literature. 
Academic Level
Advanced undergraduate students (from second year) 
Master's students 
Ph.D. students 
Interns should be very good in communication and be reliable. Some experience with good writing and with editing is much appreciated, but not required.

We will be a very small team in 2024 and mainly working with texts, so we are best suited for interns who like a relatively quiet working environment.
Expected Preparation
Interns are expected to browse through our websites and to read some of our published articles to get a sense of what we're interested in.
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