Internships & Opportunities

The PSTC offers various opportunities for involvment through:


Summer Internships for Undergraduate Students
In cooperation with the Leadership Alliance, the PSTC at Brown University participates in the Summer Research–Early Identification Program (SR-EIP). This 9-week program provides excellent students from underrepresented groups an opportunity to complete an internship in demography, working closely with faculty and graduate students on existing research projects. This may include organizing and analyzing survey and census data, preparing new surveys, and critically reviewing existing literature. It might also include working with qualitative data from interviews and other sources.

In addition to the internship, students receive a stipend, travel expenses, and lodging in a university dormitory.  Participants also attend the Leadership Alliance National Symposium, where they can apply to present research before faculty and peers.


Any undergraduate student meeting the following criteria may apply:

  • In good academic standing (GPA ≥ 3.0)
  • Has completed at least two semesters of undergraduate education
  • Has at least one semester remaining of undergraduate education
  • Interested in pursuing graduate study
  • Documented U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status

Please note that the internship program is principally designed for students from traditionally underrepresented and underserved groups. It is not designed for students pursuing non-academic careers in law, business administration, clinical medicine, clinical psychology, or the allied health professions.

Applications should be sent through the Leadership Alliance. To learn more about the program and life in Providence, RI, please visit the following links:


Other Related Studies at Brown

Graduate Program in Development

The Graduate Program in Development (GPD) is an interdisciplinary initiative sponsored by Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies and supported by an IGERT (Integrated Graduate Education Research and Training) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). GPD seeks to promote social science research on processes of social, political, and economic transformation in the developing world with a special focus on the persistent problem of inequality. Inequalities of well-being and opportunity represent the most difficult and persistent obstacles to promoting equitable, democratic, and sustainable development. As the problems of development and inequality become ever more complex and global, GPD aims to provide graduate students with the interdisciplinary skills necessary for innovative research.

The program supports training and research for PhD candidates in Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, and Sociology by offering specialized courses, funding field-based research, providing fellowships, hosting visiting faculty, and promoting collaborative research initiatives with partner institutions in the global south. The program builds on a core group of faculty internationally renowned for their research and scholarship in the area of development and inequality.

Program activities are open to all PhD students at Brown. In addition to hosting trainees supported by their department, the GPD program admits four to eight fellows a year who receive full support for two years. All trainees and fellows are eligible for summer fieldwork research grants.

The program is co-directed by Barbara Stallings and PSTC Associate Patrick Heller. Many other PSTC associates (such as Andrew Foster, Daniel Smith, and Leah VanWey) teach in this program, and several PSTC trainees are also simultaneously participating in the GPD. For more information on admission and funding, visit the GPD web site.

Job Opportunities at PSTC

Postdoctoral Positions Available at the Population Studies & Training Center, Brown University

The PSTC has at least two openings for one or two-year postdoctoral positions starting as early as July 1, 2014.

Candidates for PSTC postdoctoral positions must have a PhD in anthropology, economics, sociology, demography, or a related social science discipline.

One position is for a Postdoctoral Research Associate and the other is for an NICHD-Funded Postdoctoral Fellow. NICHD-Funded Postdoctoral Fellow candidates must be United States citizens, non-citizen nationals of the United States, or must have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residency at the time of application. 

Screening of applications will begin January 15, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled (for full consideration please submit materials by January 31, 2014).

Click here to read Postdoctoral Program Overview.

To review the full job description and apply for one or both of these positions, please go to

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