GDL Summer Internship Program

In the summer of 2023, the Global Diversity Lab (GDL) at MIT’s Department of Political Science will be hosting undergraduate summer research interns as part of MIT’s Summer Research Program

Interns will 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 includes weekly workshops with MIT faculty and graduate students, both inside and outside of GDL, during which interns will be exposed to additional research projects and also participate in skills training sessions aimed at preparing them for careers in social science.  

MIT will provide on-campus housing and a stipend and also organize social activities for participants. The program’s goal is to increase the number of underrepresented minorities and underserved students in the research enterprise. Our hope is that our interns will use the experiences and skills from the program as a launching pad to graduate or job applications.  

MIT’s Global Diversity Lab is a group of political science faculty and graduate students focused on the relationships between human diversity, development, and dignity in the United States and around the world.  More information on the lab can be found on this website, including current research and affiliated faculty.

Further details on the MIT Summer Research Program are available here, including eligibility requirements. Applications open November 20 and the deadline is January 15, 2023. 

Information Session / Webinar: 

We will be holding a webinar for interested students to learn more about the program and application on December 13th, 2022 at 7.00 pm EST.  A video of the webinar is available here for interested students who could not attend.

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