Student Projects

Student Projects

The Hart Leadership Program has a long history of exemplary student work, and we are proud to showcase here a selection of student research projects, internships, and honors theses dating back to 2011. Below, you can explore nearly 400 student projects, filtering by project type, Hart program affiliated with the project, thematic topics, project locations, and project years. The database does not provide the full text of students' projects, but it does provide abstracts of student work wherever available, as well as more information including students' class year and, when applicable, the name of the community partner organization a student worked with to conduct their internship or research. We will continue to expand the database as our students continue conducting phenomenal projects. In the meantime, use the search function below to explore our incredible students' work, and get inspired!

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Project Type: Community-Based Research Project

Creating Farm Working Justice in North Carolina

“Creating Farmworker Justice in North Carolina” consisted of working with farmworker communities distributed throughout the rural counties of North Carolina. The task included working with attorneys to understand the legal rights of contracted (H-2A/H-2B visas) farmworkers, conducting outreach nights to predominately farmworker locations, creating social media content in English and …

Fostering LGBTQ Empowerment: Contributions and Leadership

Anushri Saxena’s spent her SOL summer at the Montrose Center, Houston’s LGBTQ community hub. She worked across multiple departments at the Montrose Center, including Development, Senior Services, and Youth Services. A primary project she worked on was a program evaluation for the Center’s Hatch Youth Program. The evaluation included conducting …

Engaging Asian-American Community Health Needs

Carina Lei participated in a nine-week internship program called Project AHEAD at Charles B. Wang Community Health Center (CBWCHC) in New York City. The internship focused on conducting a community health needs assessment (CHNA) for Asian/American seniors in NYC, particularly vulnerable post-COVID-19. This assessment included a literature review, surveys, interviews, …

Development Analytics Project: Donor Survey Analysis and Predictive Modeling

It is the task of thousands of not-for-profit organizations to fundraise most or all of the annual budget with which they operate. These firms utilize some mixture of art and science to convince public and private groups and individuals to contribute to the mission of the not-for-profit. Thus, for the …

Global Health Security

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a global health nonprofit addressing challenges faced by the poor and marginalized. This summer, I worked with an AKF team to create a situation analysis and ten-year framework for future AKF services in regions of Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Pakistan. I created or compiled …

The Case for the Case for the Innocence Project

The Duke Law Innocence Project, a volunteer student organization, works to exonerate victims of wrongful conviction by assisting in investigations of claims of innocence. This summer, I served as a research assistant for the Duke Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility, the umbrella organization for the Duke Innocence Project …