Research in Action Internship

The Kalmanovitz Initiative Research in Action Internship (RIA) places carefully selected student applicants with top research organizations advocating for working people.


The KI Research in Action Internship will provide students with the opportunity to learn from leaders in the world of workers’ rights, support and contribute to ongoing campaigns and research projects, and develop their own research skills throughout the course of the internship.

This program will:

  • introduce students to a range of issues affecting the labor movement and the working poor;
  • develop the research skills of students;
  • positively contribute to the efforts of groups working towards worker justice;
  • and establish a stronger link between Georgetown and the organizations and communities pursuing important research questions.

By placing students with groups doing this type of research, students will gain valuable skills for future work in movements and organizations dedicated to social and economic justice.

Our partner organizations currently include:

Meet Our Students

Summer 2018
Logan Arkema

Spring 2017
Khadija Khan, Lily Ryan, Chris Wager, Pam Escalante, Yanely Perez

Fall 2016
Lilah Burke, Kory Stuer, Yanely Perez, Marcela Barrientos, Pam Escalante, Kenyon Smutherman, Chris Wager, and Alyssa Russell

Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
Sophie Sweeney, Melina Hsiao, Yanely Perez, Violet Omolade Wey, and Lilah Burke

Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
Andrea Guerrero, Jess Hardin, Julia Hubbell, and DK Yun

The Kalmanovitz Initiative has also supported independent student research projects on issues related to working people and economic justice. Read more about our students and their projects.

2013-2014
Shalina Chatlani, James Gadea, and Katharine Viles

2012-2013
Nicky DuBois, Janine Duffy, and Connor Myers

2011-2012
Sarah Henningsen and Bryan Woll

2010-2011
Rocio Hernandez, Graham Robertson, and Sarah Vazquez