Research and Evaluation Volunteering

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Legal Aid of Nebraska Research Assistant Program

The Research Assistant Program offers students the opportunity to participate in meaningful research being conducted in a real-world setting. The goal of the program is to provide substantial experiences, with mentoring and inclusion in the research process as key elements. Simultaneously, students contribute to research and program evaluation that will improve legal services to low-income people.

Program Details

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Eligibility

Current student (undergraduate or graduate level), with excellent academic background. Preferred enrollment in a social science, policy, or legal program.

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Program dates

Students begin work during the first week of their academic term and will be expected to commit to participation for the full term. Time commitments and schedules may be worked out between LAN, the student, and the academic program providing the credit (typically 5-10 hours per week).

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Compensation

LAN does not offer compensation for student assistants, but accepts students who are able to receive academic credit from their University or who have obtained other funding.

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LAN Support

LAN will provide desk/office space, phones, and computers to student participants.

Benefits for Students

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Research experience, including research design, data collection, and analysis.

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Collaboration with students and attorneys in a setting that is not a regular part of the academic curriculum.

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Opportunity to provide assistance in a setting that has a real-world impact.

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Development of the skills and expertise that will enhance their graduate school and job qualifications.

Benefits for LAN

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Valuable assistance needed to support research for improving legal services.

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Contribution to bridging the gap between academia and legal services.

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Exposure to different perspectives which may stimulate new ways of thinking about research and program evaluation.

Learn More

Check out current and upcoming research opportunities or propose a study or project. For more information or to apply, contact Kelly Shaw-Sutherland

Current and Upcoming Research Opportunities

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Propose a Study or Project

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