This week, the Global Diversity Lab concluded its first Pathways to Political Science summer research internship. The program wrapped up with a poster presentation where interns presented their summer research projects to an audience of Political Science faculty and graduate students.

In June and July, GDL hosted a cohort of 6 students — 4 undergraduates from domestic universities via the MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP) and 2 masters students from African universities. During the program, the interns split their time between participating as Research Assistants on the lab’s research projects and working on their own research project (e.g., initial work for a senior thesis) under the supervision of an MIT faculty mentor. The program also included weekly workshops with MIT faculty and graduate students, during which interns were exposed to additional research projects and participated in skills training sessions aimed at preparing them for careers in social science.

Read more about Pathways to Political Science in this interview with Associate Professors Noah Nathan and Ariel White, who coordinated the internship program.

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