United Nations University (UNU)-WIDER PhD Internship Programme 2016 in Helsinki, Finland (Fully Funded)

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Application Deadline: March 31st 2016

The UNU-WIDER PhD Internship Programme gives registered doctoral students an opportunity to utilize the resources and facilities at UNU-WIDER for their PhD dissertation or thesis research, and to work with UNU-WIDER researchers in areas of mutual interest.

PhD interns typically spend 3 consecutive months at UNU-WIDER and return to their home institution afterwards. During their time in Helsinki, PhD interns prepare one or more research papers and present a seminar on their research findings. PhD interns may also have the opportunity to publish their research in UNU-WIDER’s working paper series.

Selection criteria

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a PhD programme and have shown ability to conduct research on developing economies.
  • Candidates working in other social sciences may apply but should keep in mind that UNU-WIDER is an economics-focused institute.
  • Candidates should be fluent in oral and written English and possess good quantitative and/or qualitative analytical skills.
  • Preference is given to applicants who are living or working in developing countries and who are at later stages of the PhD.

Financial assistance

  • UNU-WIDER provides a travel grant, medical insurance (for medical and hospital services resulting from sickness and accident during your stay at UNU-WIDER), and a monthly stipend of EUR 1,600 to cover living expenses in Helsinki during the period of their internship.
  • The programme does not cover expenses related to dependents.

Application procedure

  • Online applications for the PhD Internship Programme can be submitted here. Short-listed applicants will be informed by email of the final decision within four weeks of the closing deadline.
  • The selected applicants must confirm their decision to take up UNU-WIDER’s offer two weeks after being contacted.

If you are interested in participating in this programme you should complete and submit the application form.

Contact E-Mail: interns1(at)wider.unu.edu

Apply Now for the UNU-WIDER PhD Internship Programme 2016

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the UNU-WIDER PhD Internship Programme 2016

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