Student Apprenticeships in Political Science
Student Apprentices work closely with a faculty mentor in the Department on his or her teaching and/or research.
- Usually will be a Junior or Senior at the time of the Apprenticeship
- In some cases, the senior or junior status requirement may be waived to allow an outstanding sophomore to serve as an apprentice.
- 3.0 overall grade point average
- Must have completed two courses in Political Science
- Apprentices are enrolled for one three-credit upper level Political Science class.
- Students may only be enrolled as an apprentice once.
Submit a one-page application with the following information: Name, email address, year (i.e. Junior/Senior), major, overall GPA, GPA in major, and a list of Political Science courses taken.
A statement (one or two paragraphs) containing the following:
- An explanation of why you are interested in an apprenticeship.
- A list of the three professors and projects/courses you would be most interested in working with, should you be selected for an apprenticeship. Each semester a list of these apprenticeship options will be distributed by the Department Chair.
- Postgraduate plans, if known.
Examples of Past Apprenticeships
- Steven Cornelius was working with Dr. Brabant in U.S. Political Thought
- Austin Del Priore was apprentice to Dr. Auchter in Community Mediation
- Delaney Foreman worked with Dr. Su-Mei Ooi on comparative research on civil society linkages in Taiwan and China.
- Steven Tyler worked with Dr. Siobhan McEvoy-Levy on projects related to children, youth, transitional justice and peacebuilding.
Combined Teaching and Research Apprentice
- Andre Smith was apprentice for Dr Robin Turner in Research and Analysis and on a Southern African nature tourism research project.
For more information, contact Dr. Margaret Brabant (firstname.lastname@example.org).