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Undergraduates

The Bobst Center provides limited research support for especially promising internships and for senior thesis projects on topics related to peace and justice. Eligibility is limited to juniors in the Princeton University Department of Politics. Please see link to Junior Internship Funding Application at bottom of page. The Senior Thesis Funding Application can be obtained through the Dean of the College website. The Department of Politics administers this program. The Bobst director participates in the selection process, but the Bobst Center does not consider individual applications unless they are referred through the regular politics department selection process. Please pay attention to deadlines and to our guidelines. Those who win Bobst support will be asked to provide a short statement about how they used the support.

In rare instances, the Bobst Center may provide small grants to Princeton undergraduates for important projects related to the work of the Center. As a general rule, it does not support travel to meetings, although it may do so if a student is presenting a paper that contains original research and has considerable merit. More often, the Center’s executive committee is willing to extend support for guest speakers invited by student organizations on topics central to the center’s focus. For example, it assisted the Global Issues Forum, a student organization, in organizing a program on "Remembering Rwanda: Africa in Conflict Yesterday and Today."

No student may receive Bobst Center funding more than twice during his or her academic career.

Examples of internships the Bobst Center has supported include summer jobs with peace-related programs at the Center for Strategic and International Studies or the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington, D.C.; the Department of State; conflict resolution NGOs; and human rights organizations overseas. Senior thesis research the Center has supported includes research on tolerance, treatment of minorities, public opinion on peace and justice issues and constitution making.       

Bobst Center Internship Funding for Politics Students, Summer 2014:
Deadline is Tuesday April 1, 2014, 5:00 p.m. 

Bobst Center Research Assistant Positions for 2013-2014

Working with Comparative Politics faculty members, the job can include the following: library research, coding, data collection, annotated bibliographies, research memos, literature reviews, proofreading. The hours are flexible and will be determined with the individual faculty member. Please contact bobstctr@princeton.edu with the subject line Bobst Center Research Assistant and attach a cover letter, resume, internal transcript and availability. Occasional office support duties such as copying, distributing event flyers on campus and event support may be required.

Minimum Pay: $11.50/hour