Past Opportunities

Center for Geospatial Analysis GIS Bootcamp

The Center for Geospatial Analysis will be hosting an intensive short course in spatial analysis from March 5 to March 9 from 10 am to 5 pm. March 5, 6, and 7 will be instructional days. March 8 and 9 will be optional project days. The bootcamp will combine lecture and hands-on exercises designed to teach you the basics of a GIS, introduce popular programs designed to work with spatial data, and get you started on using spatial analysis in your own research. The instructional days will show you how to create, edit, and transform spatial data; conduct spatial analysis; create digital maps and other spatial products; and develop advanced GIS projects. During project days, you will have the option to work on your own research with guidance from CGA staff. This event is open to all W&M faculty, staff, and students. No experience in GIS is necessary. Register here, and send any questions to Robert Rose (

 Summer Internship with Lake Research Partners, Deadline March 7th, 2018.

Lake Research Partners is a national public opinion and political strategy research firm. Its researchers and strategists serve as tacticians and senior advisers to dozens of incumbents and challengers at all levels of the electoral process, as well as to a wide range of advocacy organizations, non-profit organizations, and foundations. The firm, headed by 4 partners, is broken into four teams of analysts, all focusing on different progressive subject areas and political candidates. Interns are assigned to the team that most closely aligns with their personal interests. Interns work on four main assignments: text and number proofing memos and reports, helping the field director run focus groups, conducting research, and administrative tasks. Applicants should be detail-oriented, proficient in Microsoft Office, strong writers, independent workers, and interested in public opinion research and progressive politics. To apply, email your resume to Sahil Mehrortra ( by March 7, 2018.

Stanford Graduate School of Business Research Fellows Webinar on February 23, 10am & Application Deadline on March 1st

Join the Stanford Graduate School of Business Research Fellows Program for a live webinar on February 23 at 10 a.m. PST (1 pm EST) to learn more about the program. The Research Fellows Program is a two year, pre-doctoral program that offers research and academic training for those interested in pursuing PhD Programs in business and related fields. Fellows have the opportunity to do research with GSB Faculty mentors, take doctoral level courses, and fully engage in the intellectual life at the GSB. They are also provided with a fellowship that includes a living stipend and tuition. The program is currently accepting applications for Summer 2018, with the March 1 application deadline rapidly approaching. Applicants must hold a four year bachelor’s degree, and be a U.S. citizen or U.S. registered permanent resident. During the webinar you will have an opportunity to ask admissions staff and current research fellows questions. Please see the GSB admission events calendar to learn more and to RSVP.