CUSA’s Transformational Media Lab (TML) has openings for up to ten exceptional students for its summer research program this year. The Transformational Media Lab, headed by founding Director Beth Karlin, studies the role of new media and technology in communicating global security challenges and moving people from concern to action. The summer research program will take place June 24th to August 30th with applications due May 24th.
Students have the choice of applying to participate in one of two projects:
1.) “Youth and Educator Engagement in Invisible Children” will consist of crafting, adjusting, and applying surveys to attendees of Invisible Children’s upcoming leadership summit.
2.) “Film Campaign Assessment and Education” will focus on developing workshop and survey material for TML’s involvement with the Topanga Film Festival and an interactive website centered on film campaigns.
Each research team will be led by seasoned CUSA research associates and students will learn the fundamentals of university-level fieldwork analysis. These highly applicable skills will include, but will not be limited to: tightly knit teamwork and communication, data coding, effectively phrasing survey questions (framing), firsthand field surveying, and consistently meeting project deadlines. In addition, all students who complete the program successfully will be given a letter of recommendation for use in applying to graduate school and/or jobs.
Please click the link below to download the online application form. Once filled out, attach the document along with your CV and unofficial transcript to an email addressed directly to Beth Karlin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once again, no applications will be accepted after Friday, May 24th. For additional program details, application requirements, and important dates, you can download the official TML summer program flier below as well.