Research Opportunity: The Immigration and Border Community Research Experience for Undergraduates

This research opportunity allows undergraduates to learn social science research methods while collaborating with local organizations to conduct in-depth research about the unique challenges faced by border communities in the Paso del Norte region of southern New Mexico, El Paso, and Ciudad Juárez.

Successful applicants will spend 10 weeks in the El Paso/Cruces/Ciudad Juárez region during the summer from May 21-July 28, 2018. Positions are fully from by the National Science Foundation through a stipend of $5,000 and meal expenses. In addition, students traveling from outside the region will receive accommodation and $500 towards their travel expenses.

Applicants must be at least sophomore standing in a social science discipline (Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, Geography) or related field, and have a GPA of at least 3.0. Spanish language skills are preferred by not required. Students must be currently enrolled; recent graduates are not eligible. Due to federal regulations, students must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or permanent residents, and have valid passports.

Applications are due on March 1st, 2018.

To learn more visit this link. For more information and for any questions or concerns, please contact Neil Harvey at (575) 646-3220 and or Jeremy Slack at (915) 747-6530 and


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