Apply to SSI Spring ’22 Internships and Research Projects

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Applications for undergraduate student researchers to work with SSI faculty on their research projects and for internships in the Spring 2022 semester are due on Monday, December 6, 2021, 5 pm, emailed to Susan Kamei, SSI Managing Director, at Learn more about the opportunities here.

We seek USC students who have excellent academic records, show interest in participating in cutting-edge research projects at SSI, and are eager to take advantage of the opportunity to work directly with faculty on their research projects.

Priority will be given to SSI students (Dornsife minors in GIS and Sustainability Science, Human Security and Geospatial Intelligence, and Spatial Studies, and majors in GeoDesign, Global Geodesign, and Human Security and Geospatial Intelligence). However, applications from all majors, minors, and academic programs throughout the University are encouraged. Students of all class standing (including incoming freshmen or transfer students) are welcome to apply. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time USC students in good standing during the research semesters.

Research Projects

The research projects are:

  • data wrangling for resiliency planning, asset management, and other applications under the direction of Dr. Laura Loyola, SSI Assistant Professor (Teaching) working with the USC Facilities Planning and Management (FPM) office and the USC Office of Sustainability; and
  • Using spatial analysis to understand the environmental and neighborhood-level risk factors in pediatric health care at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Tan, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, and the Spatial Sciences Institute.

Internship Opportunities

The internship opportunities are:

  • working with the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Planning Division to collect and analyze data for the annual land use assessment. Submit your application to Susan Kamei as described above; and
  • working with the Global TechnoPolitics Forum, an independent, non-partisan, innovative, dynamic, and task force organization with the mission to shape the public debate and facilitate global coordination at the intersection of technology and geopolitics. The mapping intern will work as part of a team to support the research process of defining, collecting, coding, and mapping the data. Data sets may include but not be limited to geography and climate; population centers; resource/commodity locations which might drive development; existing transport, communications, and industrial infrastructure; existing military bases and infrastructure; industry and infrastructure sources of financing; types of government practices related to rule of law and digital governance; levels of economic and political partnerships in the area, etc.

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