Research Internships (Scholar Pathway)

The ASAP Scholar Pathway focuses on an undergraduate research experience with a goal of starting interns on the path to graduate school and an academic career. This pathway is designed to facilitate interns’ skill-building in academic research in the humanities and qualitative/humanistic social sciences, alongside other professional development. Interns on the Scholar Pathway commit not only to the program’s weekly Wednesday workshops and coached, small-group accountability sessions but also to Methods Monday and Technique Tuesday programming that provides an introduction to humanities research methods. In addition to preparing and delivering an academic oral presentation at the end of the summer institute, Scholars are also encouraged to produce and submit a piece of academic writing--like a research proposal, a literature review, or a draft of a scholarly essay--relevant both to their summer project and to their objectives for the academic year. Interns on the Scholar Pathway also take a free weekly test preparation course for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and, upon completion of the summer institute in good standing, may be invited to participate in a free graduate application intensive in August. Scholars are expected to dedicate approximately 11.25 of their 36.25 hours weekly to program activities and 25 hours to working directly in their research placement.