Seeking Undergraduate Research Assistants for Risk-Resilience research

Seeking Undergraduate Research Assistants for Risk-Resilience research

Professor Skeem and her lab members are seeking a few undergraduates to join our small, cohesive team. Our research is designed to inform efforts to prevent violence, improve decision-making about people involved in the justice system, and achieve effective and equitable justice reform. Current projects include testing innovative correctional services for people with mental illness, identifying environmental factors that promote violence within state institutions, and promoting prosocial behavior among juveniles at risk.

If you are interested in helping with the kinds of projects described here, our lab may be the place for you!  Please read on below and, if interested, complete an application here. 


  • Assistance with data collection 
  • Data coding, entry, and analysis; literature searches
  • Participation in periodic 1-hour team meetings (project check-ins/journal club/etc.)

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Enthusiasm about using social science to inform policy
  • Desire to pursue graduate school in psychology, law, or related discipline
  • Openness and flexibility to taking on a variety of tasks, as project needs shift 
  • Commitment of at least 6 hours a week to lab work (8-10 hours are preferred)
  • Commitment of at least one semester to lab work (one year is preferred, to allow students to advance through responsibilities and projects)
  • Appealing, but not required: skills in data science, web design, and/or communication/social media
  • Reliable access to the internet and UC Berkeley VPN (to minimize exposure to COVID-19 and comply with campus policy, all student team members are currently working remotely) 


  • Research experience (with increasing responsibility, as you advance in the lab) 
  • Course credit (1 unit of research/independent study per 3 hours/week)
  • Professional development, as part of a mutually invested team