Frequently Asked Questions
Toggle ItemWho should apply?
Project M.E.D.I.A. is looking for Research Assistants and coders who are passionate and reliable to be on our team! Any major or year in school is encouraged to apply. Previous experience with coding is a plus, but not mandatory.
We are especially interested in students who speak Spanish, as there is a large Hispanic population in the Denver area.
Toggle ItemWhat is Project M.E.D.I.A?
Project M.E.D.I.A (Media Effects on Development from Infancy to Adulthood) is a longitudinal study examining the effects of media (phone usage, social media, TV, books, etc.) on childhood & adolescent development. We recruited nearly 500 participants for our study, and this year we will be following up with them and collecting more exciting data.
Toggle ItemWhat's housing & living in Denver like?
We will be housed in a beautiful apartment complex in downtown Denver. The project subsidizes housing, and for 2023, rent will be free for all Denver RAs! You will still be responsible for paying utilities and internet.
Denver is an awesome place to live and work. Not only is this a great education and work experience; Project MEDIA is a wonderful opportunity to make life time friends. There are amusement parks, hikes, national and state parks, amazing food, history, and many other activities to facilitate friendship. The YSA ward is also amazing and welcome us every year with open arms. This is a great opportunity you won't want to miss!
Toggle ItemWhen is the interest meeting?
Four meetings with the student leaders will be held to answer questions about the project. If you are unable to attend and have questions, please send us an email at
The info meetings will be held in JFSB 2110
- Sept 20th @ 6pm
- Sept 23rd @ 3pm
- Sept 27 @ 6pm
- Sept 30 @ 3pm
We cannot wait to meet you!
Toggle ItemAre positions paid?
Yes! Each student is hired for 40 hours a week from May 1st - August 14th at $14 an hour. Mileage is also reimbursed for traveling to and from appointments with our participants.
Toggle ItemWhat does the 2022/2023 schedule look like?
Information meetings (JFSB 2110)
- Sept 20th @6pm
- Sept 23rd @3pm
- Sept 27 @6pm
- Sept 30 @3pm
- Midnight, October 12th
3-credit 403R prep class
- January '23 - April '23 on Wednesdays from 4:00-7:00 pm
- This class is mandatory & can count towards your capstone.
SPRING & SUMMER 2023
Spring & Summer data collection
- May 1st - August 14th, 2023.
- Work 40 hrs a week ($14 an hour) collecting and coding data.
Toggle ItemWhy should I apply?
This is a wonderful opportunity to boost your resume with hands-on research experience with prestigious faculty. Furthermore, the 403R training class can count toward SFL and most major capstones. This is an incredibly valuable experience that will help with future job or graduate school applications.