Limited-term study and scientific internship options at the Charles University Environment centre ...

What we offer

• consultation with the centre’s scientific staff; involvement in centre research projects
• possibility to use technical equipment and licenced software
• possibility to use the centre’s offices and rooms
• ability to do dissertation and thesis work as part of a research internship
• confirmation of successful completion of internship for your employer or university. The centre provides study internships, for example, to students from the Sociology Department of Charles University’s Faculty of Philosophy, or the Institute of Sociology Studies from Charles University’s Faculty of Social Sciences.

Conditions

• internships are usually of a limited duration and last several months
• all costs associated with an internship (e.g. travel, accommodation) are paid by the intern himself or herself. The centre can provide confirmation of conditional acceptance for an internship as the basis for an application for funds for an internship from a third institution
• the centre does not provide any allowance for completing an internship. An intern may obtain an allowance of a symbolic nature only in exceptional cases and only in the event of his or her involvement in managing a centre research project.

The thematic focus of an internship

• analysis of consumer behaviour and demand; environmentally significant behaviour, behavioural research of company conduct, the relationship of environmental and economic performance
• quantification of damages and benefits; externalities; evaluation of health risks
• indicators of environmental sustainability; MFA; HANPP; EKC and de-coupling
• environmental threats and risks; impacts on ecosystem services
• modelling the impact of regulation; analysis of the acceptability of policies and measures; CBA; LCA; scenario building
• inequalities and disparities; analysis of distributional impacts
• e-learning, environmental education

Applicable scientific disciplines and methods

• social science branches – (environmental) economics, sociology, social psychology, law, empirical research; contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
• environment sciences; contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
• pedagogy; contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Everything that should be included in an application for an internship at the centre

• internship timeline
• topic and type of research/study as part of the internship
• scientific discipline and methods applied during the internship
• studies to date and research experience
• CV

Our past interns from abroad

• 2011 - Dr. Andrey Kalugin, Hiroshima University, Japan; non-market benefits of remediation of contaminated sites; application of non-market valuation methods;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
• 2010 - Ferenc Kiss, University of Novi Sad, Serbia;  external costs of biofuels; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
• 2012 - Alberto Callejas Delgado; application of GIS for evaluating non-market impacts on ecosystems 

Charles University
Environment Centre
José Martího 407/2
160 00 Praha 6
Czech Republic

 

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