Whether you work as a faculty research assistant or pursue your own independent project, research is an excellent way to develop new skills, build your professional network, and gain valuable experience for your resume. If you intend to apply for competitive graduate programs, research experience is essential. Many employers outside of academia will also value the skills you have gained through research.
Career Advancement advisers can help you find research internships. Make an appointment with a career adviser to discuss your interests in-depth. Students interested in research are strongly encouraged to meet with the College Center for Research and Fellowships.
Finding Research Internships
The best ways to find research internships are to apply for posted positions or to contact a faculty member whose research interests you and ask if you can get involved with their projects.
Searching for On-Campus Research Internships
On-campus research internships are posted on UChicago Handshake. To view these positions:
1. Log in to your UChicago Handshake account
2. Click “Jobs”
3. Click “On-Campus”
4. Browse the positions and click on any that interest you; you can use the search bar to search for particular types of opportunities (e.g., “research assistant,” “biology,” etc.)
5. If you’re interested in applying for a position, click the green “Apply” button to upload your resume and cover letter
6. We highly recommend having your application materials reviewed by a Career Advancement adviser. Schedule an appointment with a career adviser through UChicago Handshake