We are pleased to announce the launch of a new pilot project focused on digital platform governance
in the context of mis/disinformation. The project aims to map the underlying infrastructural support of
disinformation outlets and explore the governance possibilities that could be utilized as a remedy for
curbing out mis/disinformation online. The project pilot will initially focus on two countries: Slovakia and
For this, we are looking for curious internet native students who possess good language skills, are no
strangers to googling, and have an interest in the topics of social media, mis/disinformation and new
• Location: Remotely/Faculty of Political Science and International Relations UMB
• Duration: approx. 2 to 3 months
• Number of Internship Openings: 2
• Requirements: BA, MA, PhD students with a solid command of English as well as fluency in
Slovak and/or Czech.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Conducting desk-based research, participating in relevant policy/research events (upon mutual
agreement) with the possibility to also engage in day-to-day lab business. The internship will be unpaid
and can be done part-time, subject to individual agreement.
HOW TO APPLY
• Applications, consisting of a resume, should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information,
please contact Dr. Jozef Michal Mintal at email@example.com.
The research interns will be credited in all published outputs, e.g., policy briefs, academic journals, etc.
Depending on COVID health regulations, the intern can utilize a shared office at the UMB Data and
Society Lab at the Faculty of Political Science and International Relations UMB, a desktop computer
and access to a printer, as well as access to the digital resources of the Lab.
• Gain valuable work and academic research experience.
• Develop and refine your analytical skills.
• Network with professionals in the field.
Apply as soon as possible.