Opportunities for Students

BMI offers different engagement opportunities for both Graduate and Undergraduate Students!  

Semester long reading groups.  

Selected topics relating to immigration research are explored by students and faculty through focused readings and discussions. Student research projects benefit from the multidisciplinary comments and suggestions.  These reading groups are open to graduate student sand faculty.

Quantitative research

Undergraduate students are introduced to hands on quantitative research.  Training for IRB tests as well as sessions on the development of community research projects prepare undergraduate students for graduate level work.


Mentoring for undergraduate students working on immigration research projects, encouraging them to present papers at appropriate conferences.  Limited funding is available.

Mentoring for graduate students in advanced research using quantitative and qualitative methods.These students participate in BMI research projects.  The students are encouraged to develop papers using the research data and to present at conferences.

Hands-on research experience

Graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to take one or two semesters of internships at BMI.  The hands-on research experience as well as collaboration with affiliated faculty and out side community groups enriches their research experiences far beyond the traditional research.