Summer Research Internships

The Global Racial and Social Inequality Lab invites COLA students to apply for paid summer research opportunities to support new or ongoing projects that intersect with themes of global, racial, and/or social inequality! Projects are encouraged from all disciplines within COLA including the humanities, social sciences, and the arts. Students are encouraged to work with a COLA faculty member to develop a proposal, but may also submit their own proposal (in which case GRSIL can help match a student with a faculty member). GRSIL will support awarded faculty with a stipend for supervising the student(s) working collaboratively on your research and will support students with a paid internship (see additional details below). 8 to 10 projects will be funded this year.

Proposals should be one page, and require the following:

  • Brief narrative describing your project (~50-100 words)
  • A timeline of the summer work
  • A detailed overview of the role of the student(s) within the project
  • Specific outputs/deliverables planned
  • Number of hours/week (30 max) and total weeks for the student(s)

Typically, students are paid $15/hr, and can work for 5 to 30 hours a week, for 2 to 8 weeks. Projects may continue into the fall if necessary. Faculty stipends are typically $500 per student, with some funds available for travel, materials, or additional needs.

Central to GRSIL is a collaboration with the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH). To that end, we encourage projects that engage students and faculty jointly from UNH and CCSNH. For interested COLA faculty, we will proactively work with CCSNH faculty to advertise the opportunity and identify potential students. 

The proposal deadline is April 1, 2024. Email proposal materials to Paul Robertson (