Start date Flexible start in January or February 2022
Duration 3 months
Attendance Blended – partially from home office / in person
Required language skills English C1 or C2

The Centre for Social Sciences in Budapest, a Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre of Excellence (CSS), invites Erasmus+ students to work as interns or trainees with the H2020 project DEMOS (Democratic Efficacy and the Varieties of Populism in Europe), coordinated by the Centre. They will help produce and monitor multimedia content for the project’s online platforms, assist with management tasks, and help produce data analysis for the project. They will work under the supervision of, and will report to, the project’s Communications Manager. More information about the project at and CSS at

Selected candidates will work either part-time or full time, depending on their Erasmus+ arrangements, ideally for at least 3 months. Upon the selected candidate’s performance and evaluation, this period can be extended. Starting date to be negotiated.

Your tasks and responsibilities

You will:

  • You will help with drafting content for online platforms (i.e., social media and website) as well as reports on a regular basis;
  • You will help map and contact key project stakeholders for newsletter and dissemination of scientific results;
  • You will conduct data analysis on the performance of social media and website channels for reporting purposes;
  • You will be required to help design and produce audio-visual content for the project;
  • You will provide insights and inputs into the dissemination plan of the project, including drafting an analysis report with key recommendations to connect project results with students in an online environment;
  • You will implement the project, after receiving feedback from and under the supervision of the project management;
  • You will help organize ad-hoc meetings but also large project conferences and events.

Training and learning elements of internship

You will acquire knowledge on: – Selected candidates will have access to scientific databases and will have the opportunity to develop communication/dissemination skills as well as a deeper understanding of populist politics in an ongoing European-funded project carried out by 15 European partners.
– Communication, dissemination, science communication, populism (political science).
You will acquire skills in: – Selected candidates will also acquire relevant skills in general communications and project management activities.
– Reporting, Writing, Editing, social media, website, newsletter, outreach, research, analysis.


Education – You are currently a master student majoring in communication, journalism, media studies or have prior/equivalent academic background/experience in related areas (e.g., design, arts, political science, radio, video-making, marketing).
Skills and experience – You have knowledge and/or experience in writing/producing content for online platforms and social media (i.e., Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube);
– You have knowledge and/or experience in monitoring content’s performance on social media and boosting users’ engagement;
– You are familiar with or interested in topics such as populism, democracy, and governance;
– You are familiar with social media analytics or interested in putting into practice data analysis skills for helping with impact reports;
– You are pro-active for project dissemination/communication activities including organizing events, online meetings, designing images, liaising with and mapping project stakeholders;
– You are eager to learn even if you are not an expert in the topics listed above.
We are looking for creative individuals, team-oriented, and committed to translating academic work into language that is understandable and suitable for DEMOS’s target groups, in multiple formats.

Interested? Then send us your application!

The deadline for expressing your interest is 30. November 2021. The best candidates will be notified by email for an interview. The Centre will issue necessary documents/certificate of internship completion to meet the trainee’s academic requirements with their universities.

Candidates should submit a CV (up to one page) and a motivation letter (up to 350 words with spaces) as part of their application package. The letter should include the candidate’s skills, experience, related interests, and how these would help DEMOS maximize its online presence and impact.


Given the current lockdown restrictions, candidates should be able to work remotely and dedicate time for online meetings at CET time. Students are expected to finance their internship/traineeship with their Erasmus+ grants, as the Centre does not provide any kind of financial compensation.

Availability Only within Erasmus+ Traineeship Programme (only if receiving grant/with zero grant)
Financial compensation No
Other reimbursement support None
Computer provided? No, own laptop needed
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