University of Gothenburg
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About us

The Department has 115 members of staff, including 29 doctoral students and about 1,000 students enrolled each academic year. Our premisses are located in the beautiful old neighborhood Haga which is situated in the city centre of Gothenburg.

We have a selection of courses in sociology, social psychology, criminology and work science at the first cycle (undergraduate) and second cycle (graduate) levels. We offer a bachelor’s degree programme and a one-year master’s (magister) degree programme in work science and two-year master’s degree programmes in sociology and criminology.

In cooperation with other departments at the University of Gothenburg, we are involved in the Human Resources Specialist degree programme (bachelor’s level) and the international master’s degree programme, Strategic Resources Management and Labour Relations.

The Department also provides a substantial educational contribution to teacher education programmes. In addition, we provide sponsored education within the framework of our various areas of expertise.

Internship possibilities

We think it is important that more people gain experience of working within the university sector as researchers, teachers, and academic support. To the extent that is possible at the time being, we at the Department of Sociology and Work Science at the University of Gothenburg are happy to accept you as an intern.

To be offered an internship position:
• you must be enrolled as a student at a Swedish university or college,
• the internship must be included in an educational program or given as a specific internship course that give university-credits, and
• cover at least eight weeks and no longer than one semester and be completed full-time.

If you meet the requirements above and want to do an internship with us, you apply directly to the project manager, project, or function. If the project manager, project, or function is positive about receiving you as an intern, we investigate the possibilities of preparing a workspace and give you tasks that correspond to the requirements in your syllabus.

The internship usually includes a half or a full semester full-time. Financial compensation or other benefits are not paid. You take care of your accommodation yourself. Internships cannot be completed during the summer months.