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 gain access to our  research skills workshops and to our slack workspace, where we regularly share internship and employment opportunities! 

We need your help. We need your curiosity. We need your enthusiasm.  Join GDIL today by applying to one of our project teams featured below. We will do our best to accommodate your project preferences. You will be contacted with information about next steps and Fall onboarding. 

NEW!! Credit available for GDIL Participation

Interested in becoming a student researcher AND getting course credit?
LA 125 is now available for upper division undergraduate students. By enrolling in LA 125, you will participate in a GDIL research project and receive 1-hour of course credit.

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.

Skills Workshops

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

Join one of our active projects.

Barnowl

Can search engine optimization data be used to identify and track disinformation campaigns?

Click here to learn more and apply. 

Evergreen (GDPD)

Project Evergreen will work closely with a Policy Research Project team at LBJ to develop a database of global policy responses to disinformation and misinformation.

Click here to learn more and apply. 

Tearline

Work with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to use satellite imagery to counter disinformation.

Click here to learn more and apply. 

Database Design

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Bearclaws

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Click here to learn more and apply. 

Scholars in Residence Working Group

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Click here to learn more and apply. 

Vanga

Team Vanga is taking a qualitative, interdisciplinary approach to examine the influence and modern re-interpretation of Baba Vanga, a Bulgarian psychic/mystic/extrasensii, who is well known in Eastern Europe and Russia.

Click here to learn more and apply. 

Get Involved

Fall Semester

FYI & FAQ

Fall All Hands Meetings: Fridays at 2:30 PM in Burdine

 

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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