G.R.O.U.P. Summer Apprenticeships
The Townsend Center’s G.R.O.U.P. Summer Apprenticeships Program pairs faculty members and undergraduate students in summer research projects, allowing students to develop new skills under the guidance of a faculty mentor and to experience the rigor and excitement of academic research in an area of their interest. Faculty gain the time and opportunity to explore new ideas, and the collaboration with their apprentice may even generate new undergraduate courses and curricula.
Applications will be judged both on the merits of the research project and on the value of the research and mentoring experience provided for undergraduate apprentices. Once faculty projects have been selected, the undergraduate apprenticeship opportunities will be announced to faculty and undergraduate academic advisers, publicized on the Townsend Center website, and listed through the URAP office. Undergraduates will apply directly to the Townsend Center, and faculty mentors will interview undergraduate applicants and make the final selection of one apprentice for their project. Each apprentice will be expected to work 200 hours, and the summer schedule will be determined by the faculty mentor.
The Geballe Research Opportunities for Undergraduates Program (G.R.O.U.P.) is made possible through the generous support of Dr. and Mrs. Theodore Geballe.
UC Berkeley undergraduate students in the humanities or social sciences are eligible to apply. Seniors are eligible only if they are enrolled in the fall semester following apprenticeship.
Undergraduate apprentices will be awarded a $2,500 summer stipend. Faculty and students will also be expected to evaluate the apprenticeship at the end of the summer program.