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10 Undergraduate Research Internships in Politics available

Posted on 20 June 2017

Improve your research skills and add to your CV's over the summer

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The Department of Politics is delighted to announce a research internship scheme, YURI (York Undergraduate Research Internships).  Funded by the Department, and managed by the Student Internship Bureau, the scheme allows returning Undergraduate students (including finalists who will be returning to undertake MA study in the Department) to work alongside academics on research projects over the summer vacation. 

In addition to the 9 projects advertised here, the Department has set aside funds for a tenth project, to be determined by open application. Students can suggest a project, explain its aims and outputs, and why it will be beneficial to them and to the Department, and these will be assessed by the Department's Research Committee, with the best project being funded.  Projects can be up to 6 weeks, no more than 37.5 hours per week, and are paid at a standard rate of £8 p/h.  Have a look at the advertised project below and be inspired. 

Follow the links to find out more about the applications process and the benefits of getting involved, or look at the YURI page on the Department of Politics website.

Evaluating Civilian Casualties in Iraq and AfghanistanProject

On the Edge Project: Mapping CivicDiscourses among the Young Russian-Speakers in Baltic States

Perceptions of the Arctic Project: An analysis of Russian mainstream media

Drone Warfare Project

Early Modern Political Thought Project

Theories about Theories Project: Reviewing the Sociology of IR

Rise of the robots

Climate change and engery policy in South Africa

4 week Brexit and Climate Change Project