Undergraduate Opportunities

The Center offers many ways for Duke students to learn about child and family policy and to hone their research skills through classes, policy-relevant research projects, special events and more.

New Course Offering in Child Policy Research

Led by Katie Rosanbalm, Ph.D., ChildPol 490S offers advanced undergraduate students the opportunity to work as part of an interdisciplinary consulting team. Students partner with a local early childhood community organization to answer real-world questions through research and policy analysis.

Child Policy Research Certificate

A six-course certificate program for students interested in exploring child and family issues through interdisciplinary study, while working closely with faculty to conduct original research.


Current course listings offered by the Center for Child and Family Policy.

Research Fellowships and Independent Study

Options for conducting child and family policy research, while earning credit.


The Center often has paid internship opportunities for students interested in supporting faculty research projects or gaining experience in policy-related communications.

Careers in Child and Family Policy

This speaker series is for Duke students who want to learn more about careers in child and family policy.


Join our events to learn from practitioners in the field and experts who have demonstrated unrivaled excellence in behavioral science and theory, as well as science-to-policy applications.