Advising and Resources Center
Research and Internship Opportunities
Why do undergraduate research?
Undergraduate research provides students with the opportunity to work one-on-one with faculty members, graduate students, and post-doctoral researchers on research projects pertinent to their field of study.
Students gain several skills from being actively involved in research including:
- Confidence in the research process
- Working closely with a faculty mentor
- Gains in communication skills, critical thinking skills, and problem solving skills
- Familiarity in reading primary literature
- Career clarification and awareness of what graduate school is like
What is an internship?
An internship is a career-related work experience that may also provide you an opportunity to earn academic credit and/or income. The internship should: offer hands-on work with increasing levels of responsibility; enhance the employer’s productivity and is not job shadowing or observation alone; be professional in nature; provide a qualified mentor/supervisor; and offer work that relates to your academic major (or area of study) or career field of interest.