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Wilfrid Laurier University Office of Research Services
May 22, 2015

Canadian Excellence

Internship Opportunities

Student Community Research Partnerships for Social Justice and Well-being (SCRP)


Student Community Research Partnerships

for Social Justice and Well-being (SCRP)

Application Deadline: June 21, 2015 11:59pm

The Centre for Community Research, Learning and Action (CCRLA) and the Laurier Studentsí Public Interest Research Group (LSPIRG) are pleased to offer this unique research internship program for WLU undergraduate students.

This 8-month internship program runs during the Fall 2015 and Winter 2016 terms. It is designed to give undergraduate students an opportunity to make a difference in their community while gaining hands-on research experience and skill.

In a team of interns you will work closely with a professor, research associate, and community partner to design and implement a research study to address a need in the Kitchener-Waterloo community. You are expected to devote 5-10 hours per week for the internship, which will include some time on evenings and weekends. The internship concludes in April with a mini-conference at which interns present their final reports.

Check out this article highlighting the 2015 Mini-Conference:†

This internship will help you learn how to:

∑† Develop and foster community partnerships

Plan and implement a community-based research study

Conduct quantitative and qualitative research using software such as NVivo and SPSS

Develop an understanding of research ethics and the REB application process

Complete the participant recruitment process

Develop technical research writing skills

Work effectively in a research team

Skills we are looking for:

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Ability to work independently as well as in team environments

Strong MS Office skills (Word, Excel &, PowerPoint)

Experience working in a research/community based environment is an asset

Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills

Detail oriented and excellent time management and organizational skills

Apply now by downloading the application below and submitting the completed form to:

For more information, please also contact us at the same email address.

Download an application from the link below

Applications Due: June 21, 2015 by 11:59pm

Related Information Title Type
2014 2014-2015 SCRP Internship Application Document