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.

Policy Strategies for Child Maltreatment Prevention 

New Bass Connections and Policy+ Opportunity for Students: Summer (paid), Fall and Spring (academic credit)

This project is at the intersection of health, social services, and policy. Students will work with the Child Maltreatment Prevention Research Team of the Children's Health and Discovery Initiative and the Center for Child and Family Policy.

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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.