The Center provides both educational and employment opportunities to UGA students. Interviewer positions are staffed primarily by undergraduate students who are either paid employees or who are receiving internship credit through POLS 5140 (Survey Research Internship). In this latter role, the SRC serves as a model for the University’s experiential learning initiative. Graduate students are hired to serve as lab managers, overseeing onsite operations of the SRC. The center also serves as a teaching tool for undergraduates in the Applied Politics Program—an interdisciplinary program focusing on practical politics and public affairs communications, administered by the Department of Political Science in the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) and the Department of Advertising and Public Relations in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications. In this role the SRC fosters the acquisition of real-world skills that graduates will use directly in the workplace (whether in the public, private, or political sector).