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.
·Interns will prepare data in the UNIX and Windows environments and gain experience using statistical programs such as SAS, SPSS, and Stata.
·Interns will attend courses in the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research.
·Interns will be required to attend a weekly Lunch and Lecture series that will expose them to various aspects and departments of ICPSR and the Institute for Social Research (ISR).
·Undergraduate standing and completion of sophomore year in a social science major
·Strong academic credentials
·Knowledge of a statistical software package such as SPSS, SAS, or Stata
·Previous relevant social science research experience via work or class project
·Demonstrated leadership, problem solving, and strong verbal and written communication skills
·Ability to work both independently and as part of a team with professionals at all levels
·US Citizen or Permanent Resident (pending NSF REU Approval)
·Must not complete undergraduate studies before December 2010
The summer student internship program lasts 10 weeks, from June 7-August 13, 2010, at ICPSR in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
$3,000-$5,000 stipend (pending NSF REU Approval), room and board in university housing, and a scholarship covering the cost of fees, texts, and materials for coursework in the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research.
Interested individuals should submit a cover letter of interest, resume, a writing sample, and two letters of recommendation (all in one packet or message, if applying by email) to ICPSR Human Resources, Attn: Summer Internship Program, P.O. Box 1248, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106-1248, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due February 8, 2010.
The selection process consists of an applicant packet review, an online interview, and a telephone interview.
*Pending NSF REU Approval
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