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Summer Fellows Program

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Interested in gaining summer work experience overseas? With the support of the Robert and Susan Trice International Fellowship Endowment, the Global Research Institute Summer Fellows Program provides international experiential learning opportunities to W&M students and recent graduates.

Past GRI Summer Fellows have hailed from a variety of disciplines, including data science, government, biology, public policy, and economics. Successful applicants are paired with W&M faculty and international organizations to conduct research and promote capacity building around the world.

Past projects include: creating a dataset on Indonesian electoral outcomes, an evaluation of the Monrovia Football Academy, a white paper on applications of blockchain technology for Korean reunification through reforestation, a set of data governance policies for a new geospatial platform within a UN agency, and a randomized controlled trial on community policing and public trust in Colombia.

To learn more, check out past Fellows’ experiences on our blog and watch our video.

Summer 2022 GRI Summer Fellowship Application

If you are interested in applying for a GRI Summer Fellowship in Summer 2022, please fill out part one of our application here. After you have filled out part one of the application, we kindly request that you submit a cover letter and a resume/CV via email no later than 12pm on Friday, February 18.

We are currently working to firm up the specific opportunities for summer 2022 and will be running that process in tandem with the application process. Examples of past GRI Summer Fellow activities include: developing ICT tools to support non-profits, conducting impact evaluations, exploring applications of blockchain technology, creating needs assessments, and more. Past Fellows have traveled to Liberia, the Philippines, Guatemala, Laos, Kenya, and Colombia - to name a just a handful of the many countries to which GRI Summer Fellows have traveled. 
In your application, please be sure to note skills that may set your application apart (e.g., data science capabilities, qualitative research experience, language skills).

Document Specifications:

  • Submit your application as PDF documents
  • Use the naming convention below:

Office Hours: If you have any questions about the program or our application process, you are welcome to come to Rebecca Latourell's Summer Fellows Zoom office hours (dates and times below). Email [[rmhalleran,Rebecca Latourell]] to request the Zoom link.

  • 2/2, 1-3pm
  • 2/4, 10am-12pm
  • 2/10, 9:30-11am
  • 2/16, 12:30-2pm
GRI Summer Fellowship Eligibility

This GRI program is open to students in all disciplines. Applicants must be continuing undergraduate or graduate students in good standing.

Please contact Director of Programs & Outreach [[rmhalleran,Rebecca Latourell]] with any questions.