Summer 2022 Research Assistant Internships

Call for Proposals

The Global Racial and Social Inequality Lab invites faculty applications for dedicated student interns who can assist with your new or ongoing projects and research that intersect with themes of global racial and social inequality. Faculty may identify a potential intern in the proposal, but are also encouraged to apply without a specific student in mind (in which case GRSIL can help match you with a student intern). 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). If you have a research project that you’re actively working on this summer, please apply! 8 to 10 projects will be funded this year. 

Proposal Format

  • 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 (20 max) and total weeks for the student(s) - please list specific activities for the hours. 

Notes for Applicants

Typically, students are paid $15/hr, and can work for 5 to 20 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.

How to Apply

The proposal deadline is March 31, 2022. Please email proposals to GRSI.LAB@UNH.EDU. Feel free to reach out to Alynna Lyon ( or Paul Robertson ( with any questions.