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Research Volunteers

The UCL Centre on US Politics (CUSP) invites students and graduates to apply to serve as Research Volunteers

CUSP offers a dynamic environment dedicated to research and external outreach on US politics. As part of this effort, we welcome inquiries from students and graduates—both of UCL and other institutions—interested in advancing CUSP's objectives of promoting accurate, non-partisan, and timely information on US politics for a global audience.

Research volunteers contribute to essential activities at the Centre (for example, social media outreach, event planning, etc.) and are matched with a CUSP expert in their area of interest, for whom they provide research assistance and support. 

To apply, please send a statement of interest (including the CUSP expert for whom you are interested in volunteering), along with a resume/CV, to CUSP Director Thomas Gift (t.gift@ucl.ac.uk).

Seasonal applications dates

September 1: For autumn term

Dececember 1: For spring term

April 1: For summer term


Meet our research volunteers


Madi Ruch
“Being a CUSP student researcher has afforded me the opportunity to explore American politics through an international lens, and contribute to leading research examining the impacts of policies both domestically and on the global stage.” - Madi Ruch, UCL