Supporting the Next Generation

We provide future researchers and decision-makers  with hands-on education and mentorship.

Effective response requires the right people with the right training and practice in understanding conflict and supporting community-led solutions. BDI works to support the next generation through our student research assistant program, providing hands-on training and mentorship, and through engagement with undergraduate and graduate courses at Princeton SPIA – building closer links between students, data sources, policy practitioners, and the communities most impacted by violence.

Research Assistant Internship Program

BDI’s Research Assistant Internship program is part of our efforts to support and train the next generation of conflict mitigation and peacebuilding practitioners in the United States. Research Assistants receive hands-on experience in political violence research and mitigation approaches as well as regular skill-building and professional development workshops.

The Research Assistant Internship program is a 12-month internship to support our strategic objectives across multiple portfolios. Research Assistants who are part of the program will work directly with a BDI researcher or project manager to support their work and gain valuable skills and experience.

The internship program runs from September through August. The application window for the 2024-2025 cohort is now closed. Please check back for the next application window.

Past Campus Events and Briefings

Hate in the Homeland: The New Global Far Right
Postponed due to inclement weather, check back for rescheduled date
Feb 13, 2024

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