Paid Ethnographic Research Opportunity for 2016-17

Paid Internship Opportunity Conducting Ethnographic Fieldwork

Due date: Friday, March 18, 2016. Decision date: Monday, April 4, 2016.

The Cybernetic Fieldwork Across California Project is offering a unique, one-time, paid opportunity for upper level undergraduate and graduate students in behavioral and social science majors to work on a California-state funded research project in Academic Year 2016-2017. In order to participate, students must be concurrently enrolled in service learning or independent study credits within their major for the quarter or semester they are conducting research. Each student intern will need to have a faculty member at their campus that will sponsor their enrollment in an internship course. The faculty sponsor will provide oversight in collaboration with the project coordinators, Dr. Konane Martinez (CSU San Marcos) and Dr. Ramona Pérez (SDSU). For those campuses issuing CR/NC for internship programs, the student will need to earn a B or higher in order to receive credit.

Students can be paid stipends that accompany the enrollment of 1, 2, or 3 unit courses, either quarter or semester, totaling 50, 100, or 150 hours of work. Students may also conduct research in more than one quarter or semester, with a maximum of 150 hours/3 units possible, during the 2016-2017 academic year (summer courses not available). Stipends will be paid at an hourly rate of $18 and will be paid at the completion of predetermined progress reports. Failure to perform may result in termination from the project. Before beginning work, students will participate in a MOOC in late summer 2016 reviewing ethnographic research methods and the protocol for this project, with a focus on conducting fieldwork ethically and responsibly handling data.

In order to qualify for this opportunity, students must meet the following criteria:

* Be enrolled in a social or behavioral science major that typically conducts ethnographic fieldwork. These may include: anthropology, sociology, behavioral science, human development, or cultural geography. We are willing to consider students in other social and behavioral sciences, with demonstration of strong aptitude for ethnographic fieldwork.
* Must have completed a minimum of 90 semester units (or quarter equivalent) or be a matriculated graduate student and hold a GPA of 2.9 or higher.
* Must have completed a minimum of 3 semester units (or quarter equivalent) of coursework in qualitative research methods with a grade of B or higher.
* Must provide a letter of recommendation from a professor on campus who agrees to serve as the sponsoring faculty.

Application process:

Interested students who meet the qualifications above should send an email to . Subject line should read: EPIC Field Service Learning Opportunity . Body of email should include a short essay (750-1000) describing their interest in conducting ethnographic fieldwork, past experience and/or coursework, and future plans with their major. Also include planned semester/quarter for fieldwork and how many hours/units you wish to complete. Include full contact information.

Attachments should include a recent transcript and a letter of recommendation .

We anticipate inviting 1-2 students at each CSU to participate in this project. We look forward to working with you and your students. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of us.

Kind Regards,

Ramona Perez, Ph.D. Konane Martinez, Ph.D.

Professor, Anthropology Associate Professor, Anthropology

San Diego State University California State University San Marcos

5500 Campanile Drive 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road

San Diego, CA 92182-6022 San Marcos, CA 92096

(619) 594-1155 (760) 750-8567

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