The Pluralism Project is seeking applications for research internship positions for summer 2013. Interns will conduct research on the growing religious diversity of cities across the United States. This "hometown research" opportunity can be conducted wherever applicants are located and will include field visits to religious centers, ethnographic interviews, and weekly intern cohort meetings via Skype. Research projects may be published in the forthcoming online version of the Pluralism Project's On Common Ground: World Religions in America. Applications are sought from current undergraduate and graduate students with excellent writing and oral communication skills. Experience in conducting ethnographic field research a plus but not required. Interest in (and respect for) diverse religious communities is a must. Internships are unpaid, although we are happy to work with candidates to secure academic credit or internship compensation through their home institution.
Please send a letter of interest and a current resume/CV to firstname.lastname@example.org, attn: Whittney Barth, Assistant Director. Application deadline is April 23, although decisions will be made on a rolling basis. Internship start and completion dates are flexible and will be determined in consultation with the cohort, generally late May through early August.
Since 1991 the Pluralism Project at Harvard University, under the direction of Dr. Diana Eck, has been researching the changing religious landscape of America. The Pluralism Project's mission to help Americans engage with the realities of religious diversity through research, outreach, and the active dissemination of resources. Learn more at pluralism.org.