Sunday, August 13, 2017

Unique Human Rights Watch Collaboration Opportunity for UMN Grad Students

Graduate Students, please apply no later than October 15, 2017; earlier applications welcome.  See more information here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B99ebkG0WZZQTjhsOURmc0p0VlFpWVVtRWozSnFVRzdoN1h3/view?usp=sharing

Profs. James Ron and Howard Lavine (Humphrey School & Department of Political Science) are recruiting a group of highly motivated grad students for a unique collaboration with Human Rights Watch, one of the world’s leading advocacy groups. Students will analyze U.S. survey data on public attitudes towards the U.S. criminal justice system; immigration & deportation; national security related rights; women’s rights; social & economic rights; trust in rights organizations; and more.

This three-credit, spring 2018, seminar will culminate in a group-written report and presentation to HRW in New York. Students may continue as HRW interns in summer 2018.  (Note: This course may fulfill the capstone/professional paper requirement for Humphrey students in the MHR and MPP programs, with advisor approval).

SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS MUST:
• Be enrolled in a relevant grad program at the University of
Minnesota (public affairs, social sciences, law)
• Have relevant background in two or more of the following
o human rights
o political psychology
o public opinion
o survey research
o research methods
o US politics and culture
• Have demonstrated strengths in research, data analysis, and
communication
• Have a commitment to excellence

INTERESTED CANDIDATES SHOULD CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING FALL 2017 COURSES:
• Working in Teams (PA 5081), 0.5 credits
• Presentation Skills (PA 5926), 1 credit
• Data Visualization (PA 5929), 1.5 credits

TO APPLY:
Please send cover letter, CV, and 2 faculty references by November 1, 2017 to lnoble@umn.edu (earlier applications welcome).
Explain how your professional and academic experience has prepared you for this experience.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Admitted students will enroll in the 3-credit Spring 2018 course, PA 5890 - Applied Policy Research with Human Rights NGOs. For more information, please visit: www.jamesron.com/human-rights-watch-advising-project/
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