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Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues & Center for Ethnographic Research Summer Internship and Mentoring Program
Two student applicants will be selected by the Myers Center to participate in the program. The Myers Center will cover the cost of these students’ participation in the program ($1200/each). (Room and board is not included.)
Applications Due May 1, 2013
The Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues <mailto:http://crnai.berkeley.edu>, in collaboration with the Center for Ethnographic Research <mailto:http://cer.berkeley.edu>, is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for a summer undergraduate internship and mentoring program.
This summer the Myers Center, in collaboration with the Center for Ethnographic Research (CER) at the University of California at Berkeley, is offering an intensive research internship program for undergraduate and graduate students. The Myers Center is reserving two free spots in this internship program for highly motivated undergraduates or beginning graduate students who are conducting research on issues affecting Native American communities today.
The CER Internship Program will provide mentorship, hands-on research experience, and advanced training in designing and executing a project using qualitative methods to program participants. Students will receive six weeks of intensive accelerated methodological training in the design and practice of qualitative methods in weekly seminars taught by CER visiting scholars and graduate fellows. (http://cer.berkeley.edu). The topics in the seminars include the following:
- The Logic and Practice of Qualitative Research Design
- Participant Observation
- In-Depth Interviewing
- Qualitative Data Analysis in ATLAS.ti
In addition to weekly seminars, each CER intern is assigned a research mentor. Mentors provide feedback on research project development and design. Mentors also offer supplemental information sessions on the graduate school experience and preparing an application for graduate school.
The CER Internship Program expects students to develop and sustain an empirical research project for an honors thesis, advanced methods class, scholarly article, or conference presentation. In this process, students develop hands-on research and logistical experience and receive structure and guidance in the development of an independent and original project.
Frequently Asked Questions
When does the CER Internship Program take place?
- The program will run from July 8th until August 16th, 2013. Meetings will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-4pm.
What does the program cost?
- Two student applicants will be selected by the Myers Center to participate in the program. The Myers Center will cover the cost of these students’ participation in the program ($1200/each). (Room and board is not included.) Selection will be based on an assessment of the student’s academic record and proposed project. (UC Berkeley students will be given priority.) (Students who are not engaged in research on issues affecting Native American communities may still apply for the program and, if selected, pay the program cost of $1200/each. For more information, go to http://cer.berkeley.edu.)
Who is eligible?
- Advanced undergraduate students (rising juniors and seniors), students who have just graduated, and beginning graduate students from any college or university.
What is expected of students?
- Students must attend all seminars (approximately six hours each week) and complete all assigned readings and research projects (approximately 15+ hours each week). Students must develop or continue an empirical research project that uses qualitative methods and concerns issues affecting Native American communities today.
May I receive course credit for this internship?
- The Center for Ethnographic Research is not a university department that can provide credit for successful completion of the course. However, some universities will award students credit for participating in the internship. Please check with your university and home department.
What can students gain from the internship program?
- Methodological Training:
Students will obtain advanced knowledge and training in observational and interview research methods. These skills will assist with undergraduate honors thesis, graduate school research projects, and research jobs both in and outside of academia.
- Data Analysis Training:
CER also provides extensive training in qualitative research analysis using ATLAS.ti, which can provide a competitive advantage for research jobs and graduate school.
- Graduate School Training:
The internship is run much like a graduate school course and is designed to give students a preview of the graduate school experience. Additionally, the internship offers a workshop covering each section of the graduate school application process including a review of personal statements. We will also cover such topics as where to apply to graduate schools, how to decide between schools once you have been accepted, and how to find research funding.
What do students do with their CER training?
- CER interns have entered graduate programs in the social sciences and policy at Harvard, UC Berkeley, University of Wisconsin-Madison, New York University, UCLA, University of Michigan, and Northwestern University. Others have used their training to enter academic and community-based research positions and to work as activists in local and international contexts.
What do graduates say about the CER Internship training?
- “The CER Internship gave a community of inquisitive and exceptional undergraduates the opportunity to continue thinking critically about interview and ethnographic methods. I felt lucky to be among those undergraduates. Given that the internship provided a deeper engagement with qualitative methods in six weeks than other classes offer in an entire semester, I would recommend the program to any undergraduate serious about research in the social sciences.”
“The best part of the internship, however, was the mentors. Being able to bounce ideas off of someone with lots of research experience and knowledge made generating manageable yet interesting projects a lot easier.”
When is the CER application due?
- The application for the internship is due May 1st.
When will I be notified of my acceptance in the program?
- You will be notified about the status of your application by May 15th.
CER Internship Application:
In your application, please provide the following information:
2. College or University
3. Class standing in Fall 2013 (i.e. 3rd year, senior, etc.)
5. GPA in the Major
6. Are you available to attend all seminars and meetings?
7. Will you be able to spend 15+ hours/week engaged in research?
8. Are you currently engaged in an empirical research project as part of an honors thesis, advanced methods class, scholarly article, or conference presentation that is related to issues confronting Native American communities today? If so, please briefly describe the project (limit 1 paragraph). If not, please briefly describe the project you plan to develop (limit 1 paragraph).
9. List any previous research experience (limit 1 paragraph).
10. Why do you feel you would be a good candidate for this program (limit 1 paragraph)?
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