The CAA Lab provides co-curricular educational internships where
students receive transformative research training to introduce them to
academic research methods and practice. Through this experience, participants
become aware of research possibilities on campus and learn how to become
competitive for acceptance into research projects in faculty labs. This
experience improves the likelihood of participants to starting on
their research and career interest earlier in their college transition.
The CAA Research Lab is designed to:
(1) increase students’ knowledge of basic research
methodologies and techniques;
(2) build fundamental skills in data analysis and
(3) develop critical thinking skills for designing, reading and
evaluating academic literature;
(4) offer a forum to engage in productive dialogue about
students’ research interests;
(5) help first-year and TRiO eligible students develop skills
that will prepare them for future college research and internship positions.
the CAA Lab builds a culture of academic engagement and collaboration as
students participate in scholarly activities under the supervision of research
coordinators, faculty mentors, graduate students, and senior McNair participants. These objectives are also aimed
to help historically underrepresented students to develop relationships and
talents to successfully navigate their college transition.
internship for first-year students: For first-year students with an early interest in research and graduate school, the
CAA Research Lab provides research training for students from
first-generation, low-income, or ethnic minority backgrounds.
opportunities for advanced students:
In alignment with CAA's mission, the CAA Research Internship is an opportunity
for first-generation and low-income students to learn research skills and
knowledge while exploring research careers. By assisting CAA staff with ongoing
research projects, this internship supports students' academic engagement and
retention, offers them the opportunity to become more competitive applicants
for graduate school, and provides them the opportunity to learn foundational
research skills necessary for various research careers.
CAA Men of Color Graduate Internship:
Is an opportunity for a male student from a historically underrepresented
ethnic group to learn research skills and knowledge while exploring their research
careers. This internship is part of CAA’s contribution to the Male of Color
initiative at DePaul. The objective of the internship is to support graduate
students' academic engagement/retention, provide training and experiences in
support of their degree progress, and offer students opportunities to become
competitive applicants for research awards and scholarships. The research
internship experience focuses on teaching foundational research skills
necessary for various research careers in social and educational fields by
assisting researchers at CAA with ongoing research projects.
For information about applications, contact:
Dr. Terry Vaughan III | email@example.com
Dr. Luciano Berardi | firstname.lastname@example.org