Applications are now being accepted for the IR & Political Science Summer Research College 2017. During the summer, roughly ten undergraduates have the opportunity to participate in the Summer Research College (SRC). The Summer Research College, coordinated by the International Relations Program Office and the Department of Political Science, is designed to foster close intellectual exchange by engaging students in research with a faculty member on a new or ongoing research project. The program is a unique opportunity for undergraduate students from diverse disciplines to undertake research with a faculty mentor while being paid for their work.
In addition to research, students have the opportunity to learn from their fellow undergraduates during lunch seminars held twice a week. In the seminars, students present their work to both their student peers and a panel of SRC faculty.
Throughout the summer, various workshops are also offered to enhance the learning experience. Students attend technical workshops on Stata (a data analysis and statistical software package) and Excel as well as sessions on preparing for graduate school and conducting a career search
“The International Relations Summer Research College offers students a unique opportunity to experience the process of doing actual research while allowing them to gain valuable job skills, and preparing them for careers in either academia or the corporate world,” says Mike Tomz, Director of the International Relations Program and the Summer Research College.
Applications are open to all undergraduates from any major and are due 3:00pm on Friday, February 3rd, 2017 via email to Cassie Meyers in the Political Science Office at: firstname.lastname@example.org