CPL Undergraduate Summer Institute (2023)

We anticipate posting the application for the 2023 Summer Institute in early March 2023. 
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The Position
Every summer CPL hires a cohort of talented UC undergraduates to work on data-focused policy research projects. Applicants should have a background in data science, economics, statistics, or public policy, and should be well-equipped in coding and data analysis.

CPL seeks to encourage UC undergraduate students interested in using methods from data science, economics, statistics, and public policy analysis to help address California’s most urgent issues, including homelessness, poverty, criminal justice reform, and education inequality.

Instituters will have the opportunity to develop and execute a project to completion using the state’s most valuable data assets. The data is “big” and also sensitive, so we seek candidates who are adept at data wrangling and also those who demonstrate professionalism.

Past Instituters studied:
• The effect of minimum wage increases on financial well-being
• Student debt burdens in California
• Post-wildfire displacement
• Justice-involvement among people experiencing homelessness
• Analyzing police stops in California using Racial and Identity Profiling Act data
• Targeting outreach for Housing Choice Vouchers application
• Safety net use by college students

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