There are no open positions at Familia at the moment.
STUDENT RESEARCH AND Thesis opportunities
A RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY FOR A STUDENT
Familia ry in cooperation with Kaapatut Lapset ry (Abducted Children Finland) is looking for a student to conduct a research on intercultural and multicultural families who have emigrated or are thinking of emigrating from Finland with their children.
Finland ranks on the top list of countries to raise a family according to Unicef’s report on Fairness for Children (2016) and of countries where childhood is least threatened according to Save he Children’s annual report (2017). Finland also ranks high in safeguarding childrens’ rights in Kids’ Rights Index. Despite the international acknowledgement many families with children decide to move from Finland and raise their kids elsewhere.
What are the decisive factors for families or for one of the parents
to move from Finland elsewhere with their children?
We are looking for answers to above mentioned question. Where immigration and integration are well researched topics, the reasons behind emigration of families with children has remained relatively unknown. The student will conduct interviews with parents and intercultural family members who either are thinking of moving from Finland or have already done so. Familia ry and Abducted Children will help with conducting the literature review and are dedicated to support the student with their existing network and relevant information and studies at hand.
The research can be conducted as part of student’s thesis or final project or as an internship program.
We are looking for a student, preferably in her/his last year, with excellent analytical and research skills preferably with an existing knowledge on family policies, integration policies, migration issues and with an interest on family and children’ s rights and social issues. An understanding of intersectional approach to research is also seen as an advantage.
Research results will help in better understanding the reasons behind child abduction, lack of integration and possibly certain intercultural family problems. The hypothesis is that the results of the research will address the challenges intercultural families face in matters of integration and gaps within the existing practices. There forth the research will help addressing the real needs and planning future projects that offer preventive measures.
For further information please contact Ms Melis Ari.