CSP Offers New Internship for Research and Evaluation on Eradication of Poverty
February 12, 2013
McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies
McCormack Graduate School’s Center for Social Policy (CSP) is pleased to announce the Elaine Werby Public Service Internship which will provide financial assistance to an undergraduate or graduate student from any academic discipline at UMass Boston who wishes to gain professional experience in the area of research and evaluation related to the eradication of poverty, especially in Massachusetts, New England, and the United States.
Named in honor of long-time CSP research fellow, Elaine Werby, the internship will engage a student with a directed work assignment within a current center project or with an independent research project closely related to one of the center’s priority areas.
According to Donna Haig Friedman, director of the Center for Social Policy, “We are proud to offer this opportunity to a UMass Boston student. Before joining our center, Elaine was a former professor at UMass Boston’s College of Public and Community Service and teaching and mentoring are so dear to her heart. With this internship, we are pleased to carry on her vision in this way by providing a student the necessary research and evaluation skills to affect public policy aimed to fight the war on poverty.”
With gifts from individual, corporate, and foundation donors, the selected student will be presented with a $2,500 award to help defray educational and living expenses while working as a Werby intern.
Academic credit will be available according to established university policies and in coordination with the student’s department.
The application deadline is March 15 for a summer or fall internship. More details and the application form can be found on the Center for Social Policy website.