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Wilfrid Laurier University Office of Research Services
February 12, 2016
Canadian Excellence

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

The Centre for Community Research, Learning and Action (CCRLA) and the Laurier Students’ 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 and Winter terms each year. 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. Some students may be able to receive course credit for their participation in the internship. Contact for details.

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

You will gain:

· Training in research methods and design

· Community work experience

· Networking opportunities

· A certificate of completion for your resume

· Graduate school reference letters

· Course credit may also be available for some students

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

Applications are accepted throughout May and June each year.

Please contact for more information. 

Related Information Title Type
2015 2015-2016 SCRP Internship Application Document