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ICPSR Summer Undergraduate Internship Program Seeks Applicants

9 November 2011 by Samantha Hines

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), the world’s largest archive of digital social science data, is now accepting applications for its annual summer internship program. ICPSR is a unit within the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. ICPSR’s data are the foundation for thousands of research articles, reports, and books. Findings from these data are put to use by scholars, policy analysts, policy makers, the media, and the public.

 

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate standing and completion of sophomore year in a social science major, with interests related to one of ICPSR’s Thematic Collections
  • Strong academic credentials
  • Knowledge of a statistical software package such as SPSS, SAS, or Stata
  • Previous experience with social science research via work or class project
  • Demonstrated leadership, problem solving, and strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, work on multiple assignments at once, and manage ambiguity
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team with professionals at all levels
  • Expected graduation of Dec. 2012 or later
  • United States citizenship or permanent residency may be required *

 

Interns spend ten weeks from June 4 – August 10, 2012, at ICPSR (Ann Arbor, Michigan), during which they will:

·         Work in small groups and with faculty mentors to complete research projects resulting in conference-ready posters

·         Gain experience using statistical programs such as SAS, SPSS, and Stata to check data, working in both UNIX and Windows environments

·         Attend courses in the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research

·         Participate in a weekly Lunch and Lecture series that covers topics related to social science research and professional development.

Compensation:
$3,000 – $5000* stipend, room and partial-board in university housing, and a scholarship covering the cost of fees, texts, and materials for coursework in the ICPSR Summer Program.

Application Procedure:
Interested individuals should submit a cover letter of interest, resume or CV, two letters of recommendation, list of relevant courses, and contact information for the required two professional or faculty references through the University of Michigan Career Gateway:

www.umjobs.org

Job ID: 61320

Applications due by February 13, 2012.

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