Resources and Opportunities
Funded Research and Internship Programs
Each year a number of funded opportunities are available for students to undertake individual research, to conduct collaborative work with faculty, or to engage in policy or public service work with organizations outside of the college. For example, opportunities will likely be available through the Corbett and Goldhammer Collaborative Summer Grant, the Ducey Summer Internship, the Simpson Fund, the Initiatives Grants in Undergraduate Research, and the McGill-Lawrence Internship Award. Most (but not all) awards are expected to be used in the summer and their application deadlines are usually in early March. The most recent information about most of these opportunities can be found on Reed's student grants site.
The Public Policy Workshop
ICPS majors can gain access to the Public Policy Workshop, a 24-hour computer facility specialized for social science work, which is hosted and administered by the Political Science department. The facility is located in Eliot 110; apply to the PPW Manager, whose name and e-mail address are posted on the door, for access.
Public Policy Lecture Series
The Public Policy Lecture Series is an annual series of invited speakers hosted at Reed. In conjunction with other social science departments, the Political Science department plays a large role in attracting influential academics such as Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz to come to speak to the Reed community. These lectures are free and open to the public.