We need your help.

Become a student researcher and contribute to original research on the global dimensions of disinformation and misinformation. We welcome UT-Austin undergraduate and graduate students.

GDIL Student Associates (GSAs) join one of our project teams working on real research projects. We ask you to commit ten hours a week to your project work. You will be trained in practical research skills, be listed as a student researcher on our website, and become eligible for paid positions in future semesters. As a GSA, you will also receive a digital certificate for participating in our research skills workshops and access to our slack workspace, where we regularly share internship and employment opportunities! You must be a UT Student to participate.

Students are typically assigned teams at the beginning of the academic year. However, if you are interested in joining a team or learning more about the Lab, please complete our online application.


What We Do

Gain Experience. Grow Skills. Find a Community.

Real Research Experience

You will be placed on one of our research project teams working for a faculty or external client.

Leadership Opportunities

GSAs become eligible for one of our paid task Team Leader positions after their first semester. We also share exclusive internship and job opportunities in our slack workspace.

Weekly Workshops

Topics like: Python Basics and Computational Notebooks, Advanced Search Strategies, Tableau for Exploratory Data Analysis, Social Network Analysis and more!

Get Involved

SPring Semester


Spring All Hands Meetings: Fridays at 2:30 PM in WCP 1.106

Accepting new members until late February


Have a question we haven't addressed?

Our contact info is at the bottom of the page. Do not hesitate to reach out and ask. We are friendly, we promise. 

Who can participate?

Chances are, if you are reading this you can participate. We are open to University of Texas at Austin undergraduate and graduate students from any discipline. There are no prerequisites besides an interest in disinformation and misinformation and a willingness to abide by our code of conduct.

Can I attend a meeting to learn more?

Yes, our all hands meetings are open through February. Find out about our next meeting by visiting the schedule, available here.

Are there any prerequisites or experience requirements?

No. Though we are interested in the skills you have (especially language skills!) there are no requirements beyond the standard 10 hour commitment. 

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