Research Opportunities for Undergraduates

A key factor in my decision to go to graduate school to pursue a PhD  and a career doing research were my experiences in summer research programs at the University Michigan and Johns Hopkins University. As one way of paying it forward, I’ve compiled a list of similar summer programs across the US. As I am a social scientist, the focus is on programs for undergraduates interested in possibly pursuing a career conducting social science research (e.g., sociology, economics, political science, public health, psychology, etc.).  Nonetheless, some of the programs below are general and open to students interested in pursuing PhDs not only in the social sciences but also natural sciences, math, engineering, and the humanities. Regardless of your field of interest, these programs will provide you with a glimpse into what life as an academic is like and can, thereby, be useful in helping you decide if a PhD is the right path for you.

Communications, Information Science, and Human-Computer Interaction

iSchool Inclusion Institute

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