Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Architecture, Institute of Building Science
Background: The central topic of research expertize of the Institute of building science is the question of buildings in relation to the needs and development of current society. The goal is to seek solutions to current problems - aging population, suburbanization, the transformation of large housing estates in fully functioning districts, changes of the current building typology of public buildings, specific social structures and social housing, design of affordable housing, the general level of the built environment. The Institute actively collaborates with a number of public institutions, the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, the Ministry for Regional Development, the Institute of Planning and City Development of Prague, City Halls, the Sociologic Institute of the Academy of Sciences, the Center for Quality in Housing etc.
PRAGUE - Czech University of Life Science
Charles University, Faculty of Science, department of social geography and regional development, Urban and Regional Laboratory
Task: The intern will engage in the research activities and the everyday life of the research team. Our current research projects focus on a variety of urban topics, among them suburbanization, inner-city development, socialist housing estates, crime and safety, gender and mobility. The intern will be responsible for preparing the statistical data (including the work with large datasets), working with text materials and research literature (in English), carrying out fieldwork (within Prague) or helping with other activities to support the research team. The intern can use part of his/her time to collaborate on a project of his/her choice (based on the agreement with a particular project leader).
Requirements: Analytical thinking, knowledge of Excel or similar and basic statistics, very good English language skills enabling reading research literature and communicating in both written and spoken forms. An advantage would be the knowledge of GIS. We prefer independent student willing to learn and acquire new skills.
Recommended for: Students of human geography, sociology, anthropology, and economics with the interest of study of the urban societies
* Urban and Reginal Laboratory is a team of young researchers on various levels (professors, post-docs, PhD students). Check out our website: www.urrlab.cz/en
* We will provide the office space in a very convenient location near the city centre and welcoming atmosphere.