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IIP-Center for Experimental Social Sciences (CESS)
Surat, India (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Dept Offering Program: IIP, International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Language Prerequisite: No Program Features: Field Work, Lab Based Work, Research
Degree Level: 2 First year Ugrad, 3 Sophomore, 4 Junior Time Away: Summer
Housing options: Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization Program Group: International Internship Program
Program Description:
Center for Experimental Social Sciences (CESS)
About: The Center for Experimental Social Sciences (CESS) Nuffield - FLAME University is a research laboratory affiliated with Nuffield College at the University of Oxford and with FLAME University in Pune, Maharashtra. CESS aims to facilitate research in the social sciences through rigorous experimental techniques. An interdisciplinary center, CESS Nuffield - FLAME provides researchers from all over the world the opportunity to investigate topics such as behavioral economics, public policy, and economic development in the context of a major emerging nation. A major feature is its mobile lab initiative: it provides researchers with facilities and support to carry out experiments in the field, particularly in rural settings.
Intern Responsibilities: The IIP intern will work on a combination of the following projects:
  • Editing and Proofreading Peer-Reviewed Articles - The IIP intern will work closely with Principal Investigators to edit, proofread, and condense research articles. The final product will be a high-quality manuscript ready to undergo peer review. 
  • Literature Reviews - Alongside Principal Investigators, the IIP intern will develop literature reviews that serve as foundations for further advances in research projects. Topics can cover a wide array of subjects including, but not limited to, economics, public policy, and social psychology.
  • Developing the Subject Pool - The IIP intern will work alongside the Research Manager and the Director of International Research Collaborations to enroll new subjects in our subject pool. For this task, Hindi skills would be an asset.
  • Video and Publicity -  Working closely with the Research Manager and other members of the FLAME University community, the IIP intern will develop a 3-4 minute long video that showcases the center and its research activities.
  • Grants and Funding Applications - The IIP intern will identify sources of funding and craft preliminary funding applications for research projects.
  • Applications of virtual reality in experimental social sciences - Based on this topic and on a research paper in the Journal of Experimental Social Sciences, the IIP intern will help CESS India develop expertise in using online virtual worlds and platforms like Second Life to run social science experiments.
Qualifications: IIP candidates interested in computer science, psychology, economics, international development, and public policy are encouraged to apply. Skills in Python or other programming languages, software design experience, and experience with statistical software such as SAS, R, and State would be assets. Proficiency in spoken Hindi or Gujarati would be an advantage but is not required.

Dates / Deadlines:
This program is not currently accepting applications. Please consult the sponsoring department's website for application open dates.
This program is currently not accepting applications.