The Dale Story Internship in Applied Research Methods
This Internship is designed to provide graduate students in the Department of Political Science the opportunity to gain research experience through direct work. The Story Internship is focused on short-term (summer) research assistance. It is designed for students interested in a career that relies on or incorporates research and analysis or for those interested in pursuing a Ph.D. Students will be paired with professors who broadly share research interests.
To participate in the Internship, students must have met the following eligibility requirements:
- Completed at least 9 hours of regular POLS graduate courses, with a 3.5 GPA overall and no grade less than a B.
- As part of those 9 hours, successful completion of POLS 5310 (research methods) with a B or above, with a preference given to those who have made an A.
Applications for the Internship must include the following:
- An application form.
- A curriculum vitae or resume.
- A one-page statement explaining how the Internship will contribute to the applicant’s graduate and career goals.
- An evaluation form filled out by one professor from the Department.
Applications will be assessed by the Scholarship Committee plus the Graduate Adviser.
At the end of the summer Internship, students must provide the following to the Scholarship Committee and Graduate Adviser:
- A revised curriculum vitae or resume that includes their Internship work.
- One cover letter, chosen according to their own career goals: A cover letter written as though the student is applying for a job in research and analysis, and must make mention of the skills the student learned through the Story Internship; Or a cover letter written as though the student is applying for placement in a Ph.D. program, and must make mention of the skills the student learned through the Story Internship.