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 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.
$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.
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