The Public Policy Center provides an exciting setting for students interested in public policy and research. We have both graduate and undergraduate students on staff and they come to us from a variety of departments such as: psychology, political science, economics, sociology, international studies, and pre-law. Students are given tasks that range from basic office functions to producing work that will be included in final reports and require a high level of responsibility and skill.
Students have been involved in almost every project at the Center. Undergraduate involvement might include mailing surveys and entering received responses, conducting and transcribing phone interviews to be analyzed, as well as helping with literature reviews and basic project research. Graduate students have gone with project directors to present research at conferences, assist with grant writing, help with general project management, arrange and attend meetings with stakeholders, as well as survey design and statistical analysis.
If you are interested in a Student Research Assistant position at the Public Policy Center, please send the following materials: cover letter, CV/resume, writing sample, transcripts (unofficial is fine), and three references to Lia Bovaird.