The Science Shop program’s 2020 internships are here!

From February 3, 2020 to August 31, 2020

Students committed to building a more inclusive and sustainable society.

Supporting the position of caregivers, supporting female victims of gender-based violence and sexual abuse, the environmental impacts of local currency, etc. In 2020, the Science Shop will help 15 organizations, those involved in the ESS and other citizen groups with their proposed issues. Up until August 2020, each of these organizations will present their issues to a master’s student, who will provide their perspective as an urban planner, sociologist, engineer or geographer.

Involving students from different disciplines and institutions

Each year, the Science Shop bridges the gap between the academic world and the general public in order to support the initiatives they develop in response to major contemporary social, societal or environmental issues. Supervised by researchers, students from the Science Shop program have the opportunity to spend time with citizen groups and organizations and use their expertise to support the causes they defend or the initiatives they have developed.

This year, the Science Shop program welcomes students from a variety of backgrounds, and from institutions such as the Université Lumière Lyon 2, the Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, the Université Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne, the Université de Nîmes, the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, the INSA Lyon, etc. They all have one thing in common: to find meaning and strengthen the social aspect of their academic career!

Subjects supported by a wide range of public players

Once again this year, the Science Shop continues to address issues concerning health, sustainable development and reducing inequalities, with the help of the students and researchers working as part of the program. The Université de Lyon reaffirms its responsibility towards society through the diversity of the subjects it deals with and the organizations it supports. The senior citizens organization, the organic local food co-operative, the popular education organization, etc.: all of these are working towards a fairer and more sustainable world.

Spotlight on rural areas

The Science Shop is aware of the issues surrounding regional equity, and has, therefore, decided to invest in two rural sites this year.In Bugey Sud, working alongside the entre-autres organization, the aim will be to retrace local history in order to better understand how regional dynamics have influenced the area. Six towns in the Quint Valley (Drôme) have applied to the scheme, via the ACOPREV organization, with a view to strengthening citizen involvement in an energy resilience project.

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