Project L/EARN identifies students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, first generation college attenders, and those from racial/ethnic minority groups who have an interest in health-related social science fields, and provides them with training, experience and mentoring to make them stronger candidates for admission to graduate programs. Past interns have come from a variety of majors, including psychology, sociology, economics, political science, nursing, public health, pharmacy, biology, statistics, urban studies, and public policy. Project L/EARN is open to students from any U.S. college or university.
To be eligible for Project L/EARN, applicants must satisfy all four of these criteria:
- have at least one full academic year left to complete their undergraduate degree,
- have completed at least one course in statistics or quantitative methods by the time the summer program begins, Click here for list of approved courses.
- able to be in New Jersey from May 29 through Aug. 1, 2014 for the summer training program
- be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident attending a U.S. university.
- and be a member of at least one of the groups specified as under-represented in graduate education, such as, but not limited to those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, first generation college attenders, and those from racial/ethnic minority groups (African-American, Latino, Native American, and Pacific Islanders).
- Students from any U.S. college or university are welcome to apply.