The CASA manages these programs: Humanities Inclusivity Program, Maximizing Access to Research Careers, Initiative for Maximizing Student Development, Perimeter Research Assistantships, Math Path Program, and CREST D-MAP Undergraduate Summer Research Program.
Perimeter Summer Research Assistantships are offered by the Center for the Advancement of Students and Alumni (CASA) during the summer. The program is only for students at Perimeter College of Georgia State. The goal is to support students from Perimeter campuses in their endeavors toward medical school, law school, or other graduate or professional degrees by providing paid research experiences with Atlanta Campus faculty members, along with professional development workshops, over 10 weeks in the summer. This program is for Perimeter College students who have solid plans to transition to the Atlanta Campus within the next academic year, for completion of the bachelor’s degree between 2025 and 2027.
PERIMETER RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP – PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
- Paid part-time research assistantships at Georgia State (average of 10 hours/week during 10 weeks in the summer – late May to early August).
- Pay rate of $11/hour (requires completion and approval of employment documents at the Human Resources Office located at One Park Place, Atlanta campus) for up to 90 hours ($1000) during the summer.
- Program is for those who are willing to make a summer commitment to a faculty mentor, research endeavors, presentation of research, and participation in professional development workshops.
- Weekly professional development workshops on the Atlanta Campus or via Webex are required and cover topics such as developing scholarly projects, building professional relationships in graduate school, emotional intelligence, and more.
- Perimeter College students in any pathway or major interested in pursuing the Ph.D., JD, or MD, including students who would like to earn a master’s degree before entering these other programs.
- Expected graduation with a bachelor’s degree between 2026 and 2028.
- International students, as well as U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, and permanent residents.
- Applicants must be interested, motivated, and prepared to join a research project being carried out by a faculty member on the Atlanta Campus, although prior research experience is not required.
- Applicants may identify potential research mentors to suggest with their application materials. Otherwise, they will receive assistance with finding a faculty mentor in May after acceptance into the program.
- Individuals from demographic groups underrepresented in the U.S. workforce are especially encouraged to apply (including those who identify as African American/African descent/Black, Hispanic/Latino/Latina, Pacific Islander, Native Hawaiian, or Native Alaskan, individuals with documented disabilities, students receiving Pell Grant financial aid, and/or first-generation college-bound students).
- All applicants must be hard-working, collaborative, persistent, and curious, with high attention to detail and good time management skills.
- For an application preview visit >>> CASA Summer Research Assistantship Application. Please note that this sample application includes all programs; questions appearing on each individual application will be based on the programs selected.
- Applications will not be reviewed if they do not meet the minimum word requirements for each short-answer and essay text box.
- Make sure to include an unofficial copy of your transcript with your name, GPA, and total credit hours visible. You can access this information through PAWS.
- Application DEADLINE: February 4, 2024 @ 11:59 PM
Questions? Please schedule an appointment with CASA staff.