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.



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.



• Applications, consisting of a resume, should be sent to For further information,

please contact Dr. Jozef Michal Mintal at



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.


Other benefits:

• Gain valuable work and academic research experience.

• Develop and refine your analytical skills.

• Network with professionals in the field.



Apply as soon as possible.