Specifically, the project is in need of contributions from specialists in Education science, Audio-visual techniques and media production, Political sciences and civics, Psychology, Sociology and cultural studies, Journalism and Reporting, Environmental s

Engineering and/or Technology, Languages and Philological Sciences, Social Sciences
Portugal
Porto
Period: 
15 Sep, 2019 to 15 Sep, 2020
Deadline: 
31 Oct, 2019

General information

Duration: 
4 months
Commitment: 
Full-time
Description: 

Do you believe that we can change the world?

That the world can be changed by human action?

Utopia 500 project started in 2016 with the Commemoration of the 500 years of the publication of Thomas More’s Utopia. Since then, we have had over 80 trainees from all over the world, from different fields of study, who have helped us spread the notion of utopia.

Right now, we are focused on the issues of sustainability, namely, the need for responsible environmental practices and circular economy and gender and LGBTQI+ issues that need to be seen through the lens of human rights.

As the crisis we are experiencing has many fronts, we need a multidisciplinary team that is willing to tackle these issues.

This is what we usually do: We promote workshops, seminars, cinema sessions and exhibitions addressing the issues mentioned above. We work with high school students, with university students, with young researchers, with research centres, with solidarity institutions and academic institutions.

Do you believe in these issues and think you are up for the challenge?

We need highly motivated trainees who are able to work with some degree of autonomy and able to work in an international environment.

Specifically, the project is in need of contributions from specialists in Education science, Audio-visual techniques and media production, Political sciences and civics, Psychology, Sociology and cultural studies, Journalism and Reporting, Environmental sciences, Earth sciences (Climate Research) and Database and network design and administration.

The projects will benefit from the contribution of several trainees coming from all over Europe and a truly international work environment will be offered, as well as the unique opportunity to participate in a project that will grow in direct proportion to their work. Trainees are welcome to stay from 4 months to 1 year.

Compensation: 
No financial compensation

Keywords

In the University’s residences: from 160 € to 245 € per month (subject to availability) or in a flat to be shared with other students (average 300 € per student per month)  

Additional Information

Academic training in any of the aforementioned fields (see annex). Very good English. Knowledge of Portuguese and/or Spanish language is a plus. Fátima Vieira CETAPS Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto Via Panorâmica s/ n.º 4150-563 Porto Portugal Tel: +351 220408093 E-mail: [email protected] [email protected] http://sigarra.up.pt/flup/en/func_geral.formview?p_codigo=215533
Requirements
Languages: 
English: Proficient User C1
Portuguese: Independent User B1
Spanish: Independent User B1
Skills: 
Interest in working in the different fields promoted by the project (sustainability, responsible environmental practices, circular economy, gender and LGBTQI+ issues and human rights). Flexibility to adapt to different work activities. Ability to work in