The Penn Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies (PORES) offers a number of ways for undergraduate students to get involved with the program beyond taking sponsored classes.
Through generous funding provided by the Robert A. Fox Leadership Program, PORES hires a number of undergraduate students each semester to serve as research fellows and work alongside leading social science faculty and researchers. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. This is an ideal opportunity for students looking to strengthen their data analysis skills and contribute to original research.
In collaboration with PORES, SSRS - a leading survey research firm located near Philadelphia - offers a summer internship for students interested in expanding their survey research skillls. Sponsored by PORES adjunct professor David Dutwin, the internship allows students to become immersed in the field and business of survey research and work on projects for nonprofits, media/news organizations, state health researchers, and other organizations.
In conjunction with the Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) school, PORES hires a number of students to serve as course assistants for the new online data analytics classes that are offered during the fall and spring semesters. Undergraduates hired in this role help to support the students enrolled in the online courses by offering virtual office hours, responding to questions posed in online forums, and assisting during weekly synchronous sessions.