Undergraduate Opportunities

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

  • img_4649_smallThe Eads Family Undergraduate Research Endowment Fund provides funding to encourage undergraduate public policy majors to become involved in faculty research projects. Students must be a North Carolina resident to qualify. Interns will work 200 hours over the course of the Fall semester (if done over 8 weeks, 25 hrs/week) and be paid $12.50/hr.
  • Students interested in hands-on research may participate in the Center’s School Research Partnership, which pairs interested students with local school officials and others seeking help with research questions.
  • In our Child Policy Research Certificate program, students explore child and family issues through interdisciplinary study, while working closely with faculty to conduct original research.
  • Students may apply for the Jacqueline A. Morris Fellowship, awarded each fall to a select number of undergraduates engaged in child policy research.
  • The Center offers a changing menu of courses. Click here for current listings.
  • Through an independent study or honors thesis, students can delve more deeply into a topic related to children and families. This opportunity is open to students from any major.
  • Students are also encouraged to attend Center events such as our guest speakers series, which features leading experts in child and family policy.