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Project M.e.d.i.a.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • We will be housed in a beautiful apartment complex in the Denver-Metro area. The project subsidizes housing, and for 2024, 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!

  • 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 TBD

    • Sept 19th @ 2pm
    • Sept 25th @ 5pm
    • Sept 29th @ 2pm
    • Oct 3rd @ 5pm

    We cannot wait to meet you!

  • Yes! Each student is hired for 40 hours a week from May 1st - August 15th at $14 an hour. Mileage is also reimbursed for traveling to and from appointments with our participants.

  • FALL 2022

    • Information meetings (JFSB 2110)

        • Sept 19th @ 2pm
        • Sept 25th @ 5pm
        • Sept 29th @ 2pm
        • Oct 3rd @ 5pm
    • Application Deadline

      • Midnight, October 11th

    WINTER 2023

    • 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, 2024. 
      • Work 40 hrs a week ($14 an hour) collecting and coding data.
  • 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.