As part of the Carleton University Research Opportunity Program (CUROP), the Faculty of Public Affairs is hosting summer 2020 undergraduate research internships. This is a student-led initiative in which students will submit a 1-page description of a research project that they wish to work on during the summer in collaboration with a faculty member in the Faculty of Public Affairs.  The proposal must be supported by a statement from the faculty member who will be supervising the project. Students must also submit their resume, a transcript, and a 1-page cover letter setting out the project they would like to research and what skills and experiences they hope to gain through this program.

Students will receive a stipend of $7500 (this sum includes 4% vacation pay and statutory holidays) over the course of the summer. The expectation is that the research project undertaken will constitute a full-time, or near full-time, opportunity during the summer term.

In the Fall 2020, students will submit a 2-page abstract of their research.

Learn about the 2019 student projects

Read our story about a 2018 Summer project


To be eligible students must have completed at least 2nd year of their undergraduate program and be taking a Major in the Faculty of Public Affairs. (If students have two Majors, one of them must be in the Faculty of Public Affairs. Students are only eligible for CUROP funding in one Faculty and cannot hold two CUROP funded positions in different faculties).

Students who are graduating in June 2020 are eligible for this program.



The period for sending applications will be open soon. Detailed applications will be due by February 28th, 2020.