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Tobin Undergraduate Research Assistantship Application

The application form will open on Monday, August 31, 2020, and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until 11:59 p.m. Friday, September 11, 2020.

The purpose of the Tobin Research Assistantships (Tobin RAs) is to give undergraduates at Yale an opportunity to learn about conducting research in economics by working as a research assistant for a professor. Tobin RAs typically begin in the fall of each academic year and are renewable, upon mutual agreement of the professor and the research assistant, for up to one additional term. In each term, each Tobin RA requires approximately 10 hours of work per week for 12 weeks and pays $12.75/hour.

A list of current and previous Tobin RAs projects are posted on the Tobin RA page.

To apply for a project, students should submit an application form below along with an uploaded curriculum vita (or resume).  The relevant professor will receive an email of your application and curriculum vita, as will Qazi Azam (Undergraduate Registrar in the Department of Economics). 

Students may apply to at most three projects (one application per project), but accept no more than one position. Students who have participated in the Tobin RAs in the past are no longer eligible to participate. 

Note: The Student Employment Office has implemented new undergraduate hiring policies for Academic Year 2020-21. Priority will be given to enrolled students who are receiving financial aid and are “in residence” (accepted the invitation to live on or near campus). You will be asked to supply information on these attributes in the application. Projects that are eligible for remote work are indicated in the project description.