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As a student, you’re learning about connections among research findings, data sources, and real-world outcomes. What if you could actually make those connections by conducting real research in a professional, collaborative environment?

Cline Intern PresentationAt the Cline Center for Advanced Social Research, students do research that matters. A core part of our strategy for pursuing the Cline Center’s mission is providing undergraduate and graduate students with practical experience in data science research that has real-world impact. Along with a text-minable archive of over 100 million global news reports from 1915 to yesterday, we equip you with innovative text analytics tools for transforming information into deeper understanding of the causes—and consequences—of social problems. We welcome students as full members of our team. You’ll work side by side with our professional research staff on interdisciplinary projects that have potential to change the world.

The Cline Center is committed to providing transformative learning experiences for undergraduate and graduate students who want to engage with the center’s mission as participants in its research and outreach activities.  To learn more about these experience please click on the drop down menus below.

    The Cline Center regularly involves undergraduate and graduate students in all aspects of the center’s research projects as employees and interns tackling real-world research problems.  These experiences help us advance our research while also providing opportunities to prepare students for the next step in their careers, whether in academics, government, or business. To learn more about internship opportunities please email cline-interns@illinois.edu .  To learn more about job opportunities please email: cline-center@illinois.edu.  

    The Cline Center offers unpaid research collaboration opportunities and paid graduate research assistant opportunities. We also run the Schroeder Summer Fellowship program for graduate students in Political Science, designed to enhance the quality of rigorous research on topics that fall within the center’s on-going programs and to aid students in generating original and publishable research at an early stage in their graduate careers.

    Both undergraduate and graduate students are also invited to partake in a number of public symposia and lectures sponsored by the Cline Center that address important challenges to societal well-being or that advance the center’s research initiatives. These include the annual David Linowes Lecture and the annual Cline Symposium. The Cline Symposium brings undergraduate students, faculty, alumni, and a distinguished keynote speaker together to explore important issues of current public concern.

    To learn more about the Cline Center or to get involved please use the links below.