IPR Summer Undergraduate Research Program

IPR Summer Undergraduate Research Program


What does it mean to be a researcher? While classes and coursework might peak interest in graduate school or a future career in policy, students are often removed from day-to-day research activities, such as designing and implementing a study. And so the Summer Undergraduate Research Assistants Program at the Institute for Policy Research, now in its 13th year, brings students in to work directly with cutting-edge researchers on their projects.

Basic Information

Opportunity Type: 

  • Research Assistant, Work Study/Paid Employment

Opportunity Timeframe: 

  • Northwestern Summer Session

Opportunity Location: 

  • Evanston Campus

Location Map: 

Requirements & Prerequisites


  • Undergraduate Students

Language Requirement: 


Other Required Skills: 

Selection will be based on the students record, the faculty members’ proposed research, and the proposed role of the student in that research.

Academic Information

Course Credit Availability: 

  • No

Subject Area(s): 

  • Computing and Mathematics, Journalism, Social Sciences

Keyword Descriptors: 

  • Research, policy research, social science research, quantitative methods, study design and implementation, field research, survey design, study administration, statistical analysis

Financial Information

Funding Availability: 

  • Yes


$10 hour

Type of Payment Available: 

  • Hourly Wages

Contact Information

Sponsors & Partners

NU Sponsor: 

Institute for Policy Research

Wildcard Group

Northwestern Run Opportunity: 

Global Opportunity: 

Elective Topic: