The Roper Center is is fortunate to be able to support and foster a vibrant community of Cornell students, both graduate and undergraduate, as well as others studying public opinion. These students collectively make a tremendous contribution to the daily enrichment and enhancement of the Roper Center archive. The Roper Center is infinitely better as an archive because of the hard work and dedication of these young professionals.
Roper Fellowships and Student Community
W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship
The W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship in Support of Diversity and Inclusion was launched in 2023 as a joint project of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research at Cornell University and The American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR).
Mitofsky Graduate Research Fellows
Each year the Roper Center funds at least one Mitofsky Graduate Fellow. The fellowship honors the memory of Warren J. Mitofsky. Mitofsky Graduate Fellows conduct public opinion work at the Roper Center related to their research interests they receive full tuition, a GA stipend, and health insurance.
Kohut Research Fellows
The Kohut Fellowship honors the memory of Andrew Kohut and his numerous contributions to the science and art of survey research.
Taking America’s Pulse: Cornell’s “Hands-On” Intro to Survey Research
With more types of organizations than ever before vying to understand the public’s beliefs, opinions, preferences, and experiences, survey research and data analysis skills are a valuable tool for today’s college graduates. Taking America's Pulse actively involves students in every step of the survey process—from generating the research question to presenting results.
Join the Team
Students of all sorts are critical to the daily operation of the Center. Please check this page often as professional and student employment opportunities are posted throughout the year. If you are interested in volunteering, please be in touch.