Question: How often and where does RTI meet? Answer: Interns will participate in training sessions twice a month between September and June. While specific meeting dates are TBD, meetings will take place every other Sunday at the DePaul University Lincoln Park Campus. The internship will officially culminate with a presentation of research findings in June every year.
Question: I keep kosher. Will there be anything for me to eat at these meetings? Answer: YES! Kosher meals will be provided at each session and Jewish holidays and other observances will be respected in RTI space.
Question: So this is a paid internship? What are the details? Answer: Interns will receive a stipend of $200 upon successful completion of the project.
Question: Who can apply? Answer: Applicants must be entering 9th-12th grade in the Fall of the program year and must be students in good standing in the Chicago metropolitan area. Candidates will be selected based on their
RTI application form,
a brief in-person or telephone interview, and a large group interview. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so the earlier you apply, the better your chances of acceptance! Please complete the application by August in order to be considered.
Question: How intense is RTI? This isn't going to be like school, is it? Answer: Although RTI meeting are really fun, they definitely require focus and commitment. The biggest goal of the program is for interns to have fun! BUT, before you apply, you must be ready to make RTI a priority and you must be ready to read, write, listen, think, debate, wrestle and apply yourself throughout this 10-month long program. Homework (don't worry, it's never any more than an hour or so of work!) is assigned on a monthly basis and completion of all assignments is mandatory. Success of the program depends upon your FULL participation because your fellow interns will depend on you throughout the year to show up and follow through.
Question: I still have more questions! What do I do? Answer: Call Stephanie Goldfarb at 312-444-2802 or write us an email at
firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you ASAP!
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