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Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Summer Policy Research Internship at GSU

Primary Institution: Georgia State University
City: Atlanta
State: GA
Job Duration: 7 weeks
Class Requirement: Completed Junior Year
Minimum GPA: N/A
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): economics or other social science
Description: What are YOU doing this summer? Try jump-starting your senior year by participating in a seven-week learning program for undergraduates. Offered by the Department of Economics at the Georgia State University's Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, the summer policy internship is a seven-week learning program for undergraduate students entering their senior year. Interns work with faculty members on policy research projects in the school's research centers.

Internships are available for a select number of students who have demonstrated overall academic achievement, as well as an interest in an area of public policy. Areas of study include environmental economics, international economics, state and local governance, public financial management, education and education reform, health care, and many other topics vital to a functioning society

What do graduate admissions offices and employers look for when recruiting newly minted college graduates? Experience. Internships can help you focus your career interests, improve your resume and prepare for graduate school. You'll gain experience in policy research by developing a research project that emphasizes the practical application of knowledge and skills gained during your undergraduate studies. You also will participate in a weekly seminar and are eligible for three semester hours of credit at the upper-division undergraduate level for a directed readings course which, with your home institution's permission, could be applied for degree credit. All of this prepares you for successful graduate studies or employment.

The summer policy internship program welcomes successful students with a broad range of educational backgrounds, including the social sciences, economics, education, political science, business, the physical sciences and humanities, among others. If you have an interest in policy studies and have demonstrated academic achievement in your area of interest, you are encouraged to apply.
Stipend: Yes, amount for summer 2010 TBA
Benefits:
Application Deadline: 03/2010
Job Website: http://aysps.gsu.edu/econ/1639.html

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Prof. Jim Marton
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3992
Atlanta, GA 30302-3992
Email: marton@gsu.edu
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