Academic Researcher

Academic Interns or Researchers

We are always looking for Academic Interns or Researchers at Global People Transitions. On a Mission to Bring the Human Touch Back into Global Mobility, we still have much to do, and our founder Angie Weinberger never runs out of new ideas. Angie Weinberger believes in maintaining academic standards and our team challenges bias and we need to keep up-to-date with research in our multi-disciplinary fields (which is Rocket Science according the Inge Nitsche, CEO of Expatise Academy).

We always offer a six months research internship at Global People Transitions. As a researcher, you work within a small global, virtual team. We need academic support to assert the scientific background behind our coaching methodology and manage projects requiring academic research and presentation preparation skills. The internship can be combined with a university project or a thesis. In that case, Angie Weinberger would be your secondary thesis supervisor.

Tasks of the Academic Intern or Researcher

As part of your tasks and responsibilities, you will assist the Managing Director and team with diverse missions, which include:

  • Research academic background for presentations and lectures in Global Mobility and Intercultural Communication.
  • Update presentations so the Managing Director can easily comment on and edit them.
  • Support book writing with references, proposals, editing, and additional input.
  • Support with the content and organization of workshops, flipchart documentation, and participant profiles.
  • Draft worksheets, handouts, and interactive exercises for coaching clients and workshop participants.
  • Support with HireMeExpress, (help “Rainbow Talent” to find a Job in Switzerland), RockMeRetreat, and the Global Mobility Academy.
  • Develop themes and stories for workshops, help with probs and workshop design. You can learn more about workshops and curriculum design.
  • Small projects that involve research.
  • Quality assurance research for dedicated programs.

We are looking for Unicorns and Rainbow Talent

We’re looking for a Unicorn and “Rainbow Talent” who is autonomous and self-sufficient. The work requires basic knowledge of Google Business tools, MS Office Package, and Accounting. You will also need a functioning personal computer or laptop and a strong and stable Internet connection, as the internship is done virtually. We expect an excellent level of English in writing; We seek Master-level students in Digital Marketing, Human Resources, Global Mobility, Intercultural Management, UX Design, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). 

We especially encourage women and LGBTQIA2+ candidates to apply for this role.

Location: The Globe

This internship or research phase may be accomplished virtually from long-distance provided the candidates have a work permit in the country of work. We will offer regular 1:1 coaching sessions with Angie Weinberger during the internship. Ideally, you work full-time. We count your academic research as work time.

Application and queries

Please apply with …

  • Five-minute video pitch to explain your motivation
  • Your resume in English
  • LinkedIn profile
  • Certificates, testimonials, transcripts
  • One recommendation letter from your academic institution
  • If you want to write a master’s thesis, we will provide relevant research topics.


The next application possibility is until 15 December 2023.

Start date: 1 April 2024

Three days of training with the current intern are required before the start date.


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