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Internship for master thesis in sociology

Short description of the position/project:

The internship is included in the activities of the Urban and Regional Energy Systems research group of EURAC Research.

The trainee internship will investigate relevant sociological issues related to the energy sector, such as energy related practices in residential and social-housing buildings, energy citizenship, energy poverty and social inequalities, and other relevant topics.



 The foreseen tasks for this position are:

  • Reading of scientific literature about energy topics in the field of sociology.
  • Preparation of a short research project.
  • Administration and analysis of interviews and surveys.
  • Writing of a report, master thesis, or scientific paper.



 The required skills are:

  • Sociological background.
  • Good competences in administration and analysis of surveys and interviews.
  • Good knowledge of Italian, written and spoken.
  • Good knowledge of English, written and spoken.
  • Excellent knowledge of spoken German is an added value.


We offer:

  • The opportunity to work on a master thesis, report, or scientific publication dealing with innovative topics within the sociological and energy field.
  • The opportunity to work within an existing team of experts and researchers in energy transition.
  • Working conditions which allow professional growth and know how acquisition.


The position is available for a period of six months for the duration of the thesis starting from October 2020 - March 2021. The training is reimbursed.


How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit their application (CV, cover letter and further relevant documents) within 21.08.2020 to the following address:

Eurac Research

Institute for Renewable Energy

Viale Druso 1 – 39100 Bolzano

Email: jobs.renewable.energy@eurac.edu - www.eurac.edu

Tel: +39 0471 055600 / Fax: + 39 0471 055699

For further information please contact Jessica Balest: Tel: +39 0471 055 686, jessica.balest@eurac.edu​


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