The CDCE Research Assistantship Program is for students interested in developing their research and professional skills as well as gaining a deeper understanding and appreciation of the study of American politics.
Research Assistants (RAs) are paired with a faculty member who directs their research for the semester as well as helping them develop a unique project based, at least in part, on the research they are conducting on behalf of the faculty member. In addition, students are also assigned a graduate student to help mentor and guide them through the research process. RAs are also given formal training in writing, data analysis, public speaking/presentation skills, conducting academic research, and formulating cogent research questions.
The CDCE Research Assistantship Program does not take place over the summer term.