**Congratulations to Hailey Murphy a Graduate Student in Political Science at York University who interned with Professor Guerrina in summer 2016.**
The research team is collaborating with Capilanou University's EU Study Tour and Internship Program to offer a total of four tour participants (either undergraduate or MA students) the opportunity to intern with our British collaborators, Professors Gill Allwood and Roberta Guerrina in the summers of 2016 and 2018. The study tour offers Canadian students the opportunity to travel to Europe to obtain first-hand knowledge of EU institutions. After the tour, students may pursue an internship in various settings, with a typical duration of two months. Students from a wide array of Canadian universities are eligible to participate in the Tour and Program.
We will be providing partial funding ($2,500 per student) to work with Professors Allwood (Nottingham Trent University) and Guerrina (University of Surrey) at their respective universities.
In summer 2016, the student interns will actively participate in one of the key modes of data collection for this research project -- that is, process tracing. This will involve considerable searching for pertinent documents as well as some interpretive analysis. Students will learn how to use MAXQDA 11 (Qualitative Data Analysis Software) to support this data analysis.
In summer 2018, we aim to have the two student interns realize a policy briefing for the "Canada EU Transatlantic Dialogue," with the guidance of our British collaborators, on some of our research findings. This set task entails not only learning about the ins-and-outs of circulating academic research to 'the policy community and public at large' but also drawing out its transnational relevance, particularly for Canada.