Welcome to the Foothill College Social Science Research Assistant Internship Program offered in collaboration with
Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS), Stanford University

How to Apply

To apply for Social Science internship, please completed the following steps:
  1. Social Science Online Application Form:
    Foothill students must complete the application for Social Science internship.

  2. Letter of Recommendation Form:
    The letter of recommendation should be completed by a faculty member, who recommends the applicant for the Social Science internship.

The Social Science Research Assistant Internship Program matches Foothill College students interested in social science research and careers with volunteer internships at social science research labs at Stanford University. You will serve as a research intern with graduate and postdoctoral researchers in psychology, sociology, psychophysiology, education, communications, and other social science related disciplines.

Minimum requirements:
  1. Successful completion of one quarter of participation in the Foothill-Stanford Research Experience Program (REP) in a participating Foothill social science class.

    ** Please talk to the instructors in the psychology and/or sociology departments if you are unaware of the social science classes that offer REP.
  2. Ability to dedicate a minimum of 3 hours per week to a maximum of 15 hours per week at the discretion of your internship supervisor. Finals week and college holidays are excluded. For summer internships, a minimum of 6 hours per week is required.
  3. Ability to provide your own transportation to the internship.
  4. Ability to participate for three consecutive quarters (fall, winter, spring) for the Academic Year Internship, or 9 weeks for the Summer Internship.
  5. Be enrolled at Foothill College during the internship period (Summer quarter excluded).
Application Packet:
  1. A current resume with all work experience, formal education and training (PDF or Word Format)
  2. A paragraph describing your research interests in social science
  3. Unofficial transcripts for completed courses (PDF or scanned image)

    Please refer to Myportal to access your transcripts.
  4. One faculty letter of recommendation. Faculty should use this form
Timeline of 2014 - 2015 Academic Year Application Process

Summer Interns (Apply in Spring 2014)
Applications open: Friday, May 23, 2014
Application, resume, & recommendations due: Friday, June 6.
Notification of interview offer: Friday, June 13.
Interviews: June 16-20
Internship period: June 30 - August 29. (Summer)

Academic Year Interns (Apply in Spring 2014)
Applications open: Friday, May 23, 2014
Application, resume, & recommendations due: Friday, June 6.
Notification of interview offer: Friday, June 13.
Interviews: June 16-20
Internship period: September 22 - May 30, 2015 (Fall-Winter-Spring).


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