IIP Internships in Sweden
Please note that IIP Internships need to be 8 consecutive weeks. The dates will agreed upon by you and your employer. If you are interning in Europe, we strongly recommend that you plan on interning in June and July (August is a vacation month!).
International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA)
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
International IDEA is an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide. Its objective is to strengthen democratic institutions and processes and it acts as a catalyst for democracy building by providing knowledge resources, expertise, and a platform for debate on democracy issues. International IDEA’s areas of expertise include constitution-building and electoral processes, political parties, democracy and gender, and democracy assessments. IIP candidates with a background/interests in political science, law, social science, sociology, development studies or other relevant discipline are encouraged to apply.
Previous work responsibilities (in the words of the previous IIP intern): My main task was to assist in updating the Direct Democracy (DD) section of International IDEA’s Unified Database. Specifically, this involved editing, formatting, and revising country-level data on legal provisions for DD instruments. In almost all cases, most of the relevant information was already available in the form of questionnaires completed by external researchers. I conducted research to find relevant legal text where necessary and searched for additional legislation to supplement and verify the information provided in the questionnaires. I edited and uploaded data to the Unified Database for a total of 15 countries, with an emphasis on European countries that have complex legal provisions for DD instruments. As part of this effort, I also compiled a checklist on how to edit and upload data on DD to the Unified Database. This mostly involved gathering existing guidelines on how to classify and organize the data for certain questions in the questionnaire. I added my own suggestions to the checklist where relevant. In addition to updating the database, I engaged in other tasks as a member of the Electoral Processes team. I drafted a background memo on the Association of World Electoral Bodies (A-WEB) for internal use and edited the first draft of the 2014-2017 strategy development document for the Electoral Processes Team. I also revised the Korean translation of an informational brochure for the ACE Electoral Knowledge Network.
View a PowerPoint (.pdf) by a past IIP intern:
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