Research Apprenticeship

The Department of Sociology would like to invite Sociology Faculty and Graduate Students to participate in our two-quarter Research Apprenticeship Program as Principle Investigators (PI).

Deadline to apply is Wednesday October 17th.

What is the RA Program?

The Research Apprenticeship program is designed to pair motivated Sociology majors with PIs who need assistance conducting their research.

PIs are to submit their research proposal, which will then be compiled and posted online on Week 3. Undergraduate students will apply to the program in Fall Quarter. PIs will then have the opportunity to see and interview applicantsone apprentice that they would like to work during Week 6.

Undergraduate students selected into this program must complete 12 hours per week as a research assistant for their assigned mentor in Winter and Spring Quarter.



  • Obtain supervisor skill set (delegation, human skills, etc)
  • Opportunity to assess research methods with a fresh pair eyes 
  • 12 hrs of labor per week, per student
  • After successful completion of one student team, you may be eligible to have a team of apprentices the following academic year

Eligibility & Application