Reimagine ADM is looking for trainees

Reimagine ADM project invites applications for 2-4 part-time trainees for 3 months starting from 1st of October 2023.

Reimagining public values in algorithmic futures (REIMAGINE ADM) studies how public values intertwine with algorithmic systems and futures. The project brings together established research groups from the University of Helsinki, University of Southern Denmark, University of Ljubljana, Linköping University and KU Leuven. The project is led by Minna Ruckenstein who works as a professor in Emerging Technologies in Society at the Centre for Consumer Society Research at the University of Helsinki. 

The project is now looking for 2-4 part-time trainees (BA or MA students at the University of Helsinki) familiar with qualitative methods to help analyse data from social media, parliamentary discussions and policy documents related to automated decision-making and AI. The chosen trainees will have proficiency in English AND at least one of the following languages: Finnish, Danish, Dutch, French, Slovenian or Swedish. Experience with textual analysis, close reading, discourse analysis and qualitative coding as well as sociology or anthropology would be particularly welcome. Some technical knowledge is required as the data will be made available in .csv / .xls format; familiarity with Atlas.ti, Nvivo or other forms of data analysis would be a bonus. 

Main tasks: 

Each trainee will be given a brief for how to analyse the data. The work will proceed in collaboration with REIMAGINE researchers and other trainees. The trainee will take one or more of the smaller language data sets and share the work of analysing the larger English data. The results will be compared and discussed in regular meetings. In the end of the project, the candidates will produce a short report on their findings for each language corpus and one joint report on the comparative findings. 

Learning outcomes:  

The trainees will learn how to work in a collaborative research project, and gain experience in research methods, data analysis and in communicating research findings. 

Working hours and pay:

The traineeship is conducted as a part-time (50%) work, leaving time for studies as well. The duration of the internship is 3 monthsThe salary of a part-time (50%) trainee is 700€/month. The trainees must be students at the University of Helsinki. 

Apply for the internship by sending your cv and letter of motivation to: by September 20

 For further information, contact Project Coordinator Veera Koskinen: