Internships Types

Research Internships

Research Internships at the Research Institute on Social and Economic Policy (RISEP) are designed for the student to gain practical field research experience on applied social science projects dealing with issues such as: economic opportunity, immigrant, minority and women worker issues, , and equitable urban development. During the semester long internship students will contribute to one of RISEP’s current projects under supervision and guidance from a RISEP research associate. Students will have the opportunity to develop and practice research skills such as primary data gathering through surveys, interviews and focus groups, real data processing, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and writing and presenting research findings.

The fundamental objectives of the research internship for the student are to:

  • Gain actual practical data collection experience.
  • Gain real data processing experience.
  • Contribute to reports and other publications.
  • Learn to be part of a coordinated, team-oriented research project.

RISEP expects interns to be full participants in projects, to take direction and supervision from our experienced field research associates, and to make meaningful contributions to our agenda of applied research and our mission to serve the interests of Florida’s working men and women, their families and communities.Click here for RISEP’s website.

Service Learning Internships

The service learning internship track matches students with local community organizations. Each student will gain hands on experience while working with community leaders on different campaigns or projects that have a local or statewide focus on bringing social and economic justice to working families in Florida.Click here for Service Learning internships