PHD PLUS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The PhD Plus program provides students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience outside their academic program.
RESEARCH ASSISTANTS & INTERNS
Graduate students have the opportunity to work within one of our research units to gain real world experience.
The Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service is committed to preparing the next generation of leaders through impactful and practical internship experiences. Through the PhD Plus program and research assistant/internship positions, graduate students engage in real-world public service projects.
Shayne has worked at the Center for Survey Research since his first year at UVA (now in the fifth year of his PhD program). In his role as a research analyst, he works on survey projects from the planning stage to the implementation of the survey to the analysis of the results. He is also the resident ArcGIS expert and serves on CSR's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion workgroup.
“CSR has given me a hugely valuable opportunity to amass a skillset that is highly marketable outside academia. I think every PhD graduate enters the job market with a healthy amount of anxiety and uncertainty, but CSR has given me more hope and job prospects than I would have otherwise.”