The Policy Lab is seeking applications for a new student working group on infrastructure policy in Connecticut

October 18, 2019

The Policy Lab is excited to announce the formation of a new student working group focused on infrastructure policy in Connecticut. This project is a collaboration with the office of Connecticut State Senator Alex Bergstein, who represents the 36th district in the Connecticut State Senate. The goal of this working group is to evaluate the potential effectiveness of policies to improve infrastructure in Connecticut. This research will then be used to inform policymaking by the Connecticut state legislature. You can read more about some of the policies we will be evaluating by reading this op-ed by State Senator Bergstein.

We invite applications from undergraduates who are interested in becoming a member of this student working group. The research will consist of using quantitative data to assess the viability of different approaches to improving infrastructure in Connecticut, and conducting qualitative assessments of approaches to infrastructure development that have been undertaken in different states. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in doing research that has a real world policy impact.

The positions will involve using quantitative and qualitative research methods as part of a team of students. To make this collaboration successful, we are particularly seeking undergraduates with:

-A demonstrated interest in public policy
-A background in statistics, survey methods, social science, urban planning, and/or related fields
-Experience analyzing data with R, Stata, Microsoft Excel, SPSS and/or similar programs
-Experience conducting research projects on one’s own or in collaboration with faculty members
If you are interested in the position, please send a CV and a short letter (no more than one page) describing your interest and qualifications to Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.