BDSS-IGERT Externships

Summer externships are a required component of the BDSS-IGERT program. These give students unique opportunities to engage in social data analytics research outside of Penn State. Students are particularly encouraged to seek externships in nonacademic environments, including private industry, government, and non-profits. This is a key element in BDSS-IGERT's mission to expand the conception of the social sciences and the social science PhD.

The BDSS-IGERT externship program has been highly regarded by both students and externship hosts, catalyzing both ongoing research collaborations and long-term job opportunities. 

BDSS-IGERT Externships, 2013-


ADRC Logo    Joshua Snoke (Statistics; SoDA minor)

 Caerus Logo     John Beieler (Political Science)

Catalist Logo   Sayali Phadke (Statistics; SoDA minor) 

CGA Harvard Logo    Molly Ariotti (Political Science)

CSSI Logo    Alex Ororbia (Information Sciences)

DSSG Logo     Fridolin Linder (Political Science; SoDA minor)

DIW Logo    Rachel Koffer (Human Development & Family Studies)

Duke University Statistical Science  Michelle Pistner (Statistics & SoDA)

The Family Institute     Stephanie Wilson (Human Development & Family Studies)

eScience Institute, UW  Mitch Goist (Political Science; SoDA minor)

giCentre Logo   Jenny Mason (Geography)

 Google Logo   Wanghuan Chu (Statistics)

IBM Research Logo    Cassie McMillan (Sociology & Demography; SoDA minor); Mo Yu (Information Sciences)

IDV Logo    Josh Stevens (Geography)

IHRP Logo    Jenny Mason (Geography)

IQSS-Harvard    Muhammed Idris (Political Science)

Interactions  Alex Ororbia (Information Sciences)

Oak Ridge National Laboratory     Sam Stehle (Geography); Mark Simpson (Geography; SoDA minor)

Parus Analytics     Muhammed Idris (Political Science)

Pew Logo     Chris Inkpen (Sociology & Demography); Timmy Huynh (Sociology)

RAND Corporation  Steve Morgan (Political Science & SoDA)

Scitor Logo    Cindy Cook (Statistics)

Slope  Ryan McMahon (Political Science; SoDA minor)

Social & Decision Analytics Laboratory  Claire Kelling (Statistics & SoDA); Sayali Phadke (Statistics; SoDA minor)

Strava    Jonathan Nelson (Geography; SoDA minor)

UNAIDS  Amy Zhang (Statistics & SoDA); Ben Sheng (Statistics; SoDA minor)

US Census Logo   Beatrice Abiero (Health Policy & Administration / Demography)

U. S. Department of Education  Brittany Freelin (Criminology; SoDA minor)

UZH Logo  Josh Stevens (Geography)

Verisk  Christopher Boylan & Ben Fisher (Political Science)

Voting Rights Data Institute  Claire Kelling (Statistics & SoDA)

WaterSmart     Chris Inkpen (Sociology / Demography)