Social Sciences and Humanities Undergraduate Summer Research Internship Call for Letters of Intent - 2017

The purpose of the Social Science and Humanities Undergraduate Research Internship (SSHURI) is to support undergraduate students who undertake research during the summer under the direct supervision of a faculty member. The expectation is that students contribute to the professor’s research agenda while gaining useful academic research skills through their research experience.

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities will provide two Social Sciences and Humanities Undergraduate Research Internship awards, available to students at both campuses, each with a value of $4000.

 How to Apply

Interested SSH faculty members are encouraged to respond to the call with a brief letter of intent that outlines:

  • the nature and scope of the research project,
  • the benefits that the student will gain by engaging in the research,
  • a timeline of completion (i.e., between the end of June until the end of August),
  • confirmation of the student’s interest and ability to participate in the internship.

Full details regarding the program and application process can be found here.

 Meet the 2016 Summer Undergraduate Research Interns

Undergraduate students Brittany Vescio (HBA/Bed, 4th year) and Georgina Chuatico (HBA, 4th year) were the Faculty’s first Undergraduate Student Research Interns for 2016. The internships (value $4,000) are funded through a partnership of matched dollars from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities and the Lakehead Annual Fund. Georgina worked with Dr. Dufresne (Department of Philosophy) gathering data related to climate change, while under the direction of Dr. Lemee (Department of Languages), Brittany explored how French-as-a-second language learners use generic pronouns. Both works will be published. The students shared their experiences as interns at a luncheon held February 8th, to launch the 2017 competition. They highlighted how the opportunity to work on a research project both enhanced their critical thinking skills and got them thinking about the potential of graduate school.

 From left to right – Dr. Dean Jobin-Bevans, Interim Dean Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Brittany Vescio, Georgina Chuatico and Mark Tillbury, Alumni and Community Relations Director, External Relations.

From left to right – Dr. Dean Jobin-Bevans, Interim Dean Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Brittany Vescio, Georgina Chuatico and Mark Tillbury, Alumni and Community Relations Director, External Relations.