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North Macedonia

Subversive Front

Location: Skopje, Macedonia

Organization Description: Subversive Front sees the world as a place that offers enough space for the individual to a freer and more critical approach to gender, sexuality, and to any identification with a particular category and norm, as opposed to previous uncritical, blind reliance on existing traditional norms. website

Health & Sexuality Research Intern

Company Name: Subversive Front

Position Title: Health & Sexuality Research Intern

Location: Skopje, Macedonia

Position Description: Research Interns will:

  • Discuss sensitive topics, such as sexuality, sexual behavior, and mental health, with study participants
  • Assist in developing skip patterns in surveys, loading them into online platforms, and implementing them in research
  • Conduct field work and facilitate focus groups with participants
  • Help transcribe focus group audio recordings
  • Work with the rest of the research team to analyze focus group transcripts and the survey responses

Desired Qualifications: Ideal interns will have the following traits:

  • Some experience conducting research, facilitating group discussions, conducting interviews, and talking to strangers
  • Comfortable working with diverse populations and discussing sensitive topics including sexuality, sexual behavior, and mental health
  • Able to maintain privacy and confidentiality

Language Requirements:

English only. Knowledge of the local language (Macedonian) or other languages of the region (Bosnian, Serbian, or Croatian) is not required but would be considered an asset.

Compensation: Unpaid

Housing: Not provided. Employer will help intern to find housing upon student request.

Additional Information: Internship duration will be from early May to late June.

Number of Positions: 1

U-M Students Have Said:

“I finally discovered that I wanted to focus on gender and sexuality research and the influence it has on public policy as a career...By chance, someone showed me this internship, where I would be conducting research looking at the effect of discrimination on the mental health of LGBTQ+ individuals in Macedonia with the hopes of using this information to influence policy changes. It was exactly what I was looking for!” - Diarra Brooks, 2017

Institute for Human Rights

Location: Skopje, Macedonia

Organization Description: The Institute for Human Rights (IHR) was founded in order to promote, advance and protect human rights and freedoms through continuous education of the professional public and analysis of the circumstances, organization of professional discussions in the frames of the judicial occupation and discussions for the general public. They aim to strengthen the capacities and mechanisms of promoting, guaranteeing and protecting human rights and freedoms. website

Research and Management Assistant

Company/organization: Institute for Human Rights

Location: Skopje, Macedonia

Position Title(s): Research and Management Assistant

Position Description:

Interns will assist in basic human rights research analysis and professional communication tasks in English. They may also assist the project team in office management assistance according to the intern’s interests and skills.

Desired Qualifications:

Interns should possess good communication and writing skills, and basic knowledge and interest around human rights and rule of law.

Language Requirements: English only.

Compensation: Unpaid.

Housing: Not provided. Employer will help intern to find housing, if desired.

Additional Information:

If offered the position, interns and their supervisor will decide on specific dates of the internship between May and August.

Number of Positions: 1

Centre for Regional Policy Research and Cooperation “Studiorum”

Location: Skopje, Macedonia

Organization Description: Centre for Regional Policy Research and Cooperation “Studiorum” is a non-governmental think-tank working on economic and social aspects of EU integration and globalization processes that are of essential importance for Macedonia and the countries of Southeast Europe. This is accomplished through different policy-oriented programs and research projects to support policy design and implementation, central and local governments, businesses, and non-governmental sectors. website

Junior Researcher

Company Name: Centre for Regional Policy Research and Cooperation “Studiorum”

Position Title: Junior Researcher

Location: Skopje, Macedonia

Position Description: Interns will be expected to do the following:

  • Data analysis
  • Write policy briefs
  • Work well in a team environment
  • Participate in scientific events and conferences if applicable to the intern’s work

Desired Qualifications:

Interns should be open-minded, have a collaborative spirit to work in intersectoral and interdisciplinary teams, and have strong writing skills. Ideal interns will have experience with quantitative methodology, and knowledge on qualitative methodology will be an additional asset.

Language Requirements:

English only. Knowledge of the local language (Macedonian) or other languages of the region (Bosnian, Serbian, or Croatian) is not required but would be considered an asset.

Compensation: Unpaid

Housing: Not provided. Host can assist intern in finding housing upon student request.

Additional Information: Internship duration will be from early May to late June.

Number of Positions: 1