Find Established Research Programs and Opportunities

There are many resources to help you find a research team that is actively looking for a new member at UConn, another university, or a company.

At UConn

To get involved in research at UConn, review the resources available via the Office of Undergraduate Research and talk with your academic advisor to help identify opportunities on campus. 

Some programs offered by the Office of Undergraduate Research involve specific research opportunities to which students can apply: 

The TIP Innovation Fellows program pairs UConn students with on-campus UConn startup companies for immersive, real-world STEM or Business research experiences. 

The JobX system lists employment opportunities for UConn students. In the Advanced Search, you can select “Research” as a category to search in order to identify research-related jobs on campus. 

Beyond UConn

  • Experiential Global Learning – talk with an advisor about education abroad opportunities that include research and other experiential learning opportunities 
  • Amgen Scholars Program – an undergraduate summer research program in science and biotechnology with possible sites located worldwide, though opportunities in Asia are the only ones available to US Students. 

  • Find job opportunities, internships, and research positions posted by employers looking for UConn students. Handshake is the Center for Career Development’s recruiting system for managing many of the recruiting-related activities we offer to students. 
  • Position descriptions are the essential element as the word ”research” may not be in the position name, yet it can still be a very relevant experience 

The National Science Foundation funds research opportunities for undergraduate students at universities and companies throughout the country.

Agriculture, Food, & the Environment

  • EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORAU) – ORAU posts job opportunities to fill nationwide openings with the EPA’s Office of Research and Development. Each opportunity posting contains detailed descriptions about required skills, degree disciplines, tasks associated with the job, and the ORAU process for submitting an application.
  • UConn Extension – UConn Extension is the premiere public engagement program at the University of Connecticut. Extension has eight offices in strategic locations statewide as well as the Sea Grant office at the Avery Point campus and the administrative office on the Storrs campus. Extension programs cover the full spectrum of topics related to food, health and sustainability.
  • Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education – ORISE is a U.S. Department of Energy asset that is dedicated to enabling critical scientific, research, and health initiatives of the department and its laboratory system

Arts, Media, & Communication

Business, Finance, Sales, and Marketing

Education and Social Services

  • National Center for Education Research – The NCER supports rigorous research that addresses the nation’s most pressing education needs, from early childhood to adult education.
  • UConn Neag Research Centers
    • The UConn Neag School of Education has 8 research centers in collaboration with external organizations.
  • Society for Social Work and Research – The Society for Social Work and Research advances, disseminates, and translates research that addresses issues of social work practice and policy and promotes a diverse, just, and equitable society.
  • American Psychological Association – A list of undergraduate research opportunities in psychology and related fields.

Government, Public Administration, Law, and Non-Profits

Healthcare and Wellness

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

  • UConn Entrepreneurship – UConn supports every aspect of innovation and business development, from the research that breeds new inventions to connecting entrepreneurs with funding resources and training.
  • CT Experiential Entrepreneurship Research Experience for Undergraduates – A 10-week summer integrated, hands on, laboratory research and entrepreneurship training experience for undergraduates.
  • Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation – CCEI inspires a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation across all academic disciplines throughout UConn by offering programs that support new venture development, teaching courses that engage students in innovation and new technologies, and connecting the University with the greater entrepreneurial ecosystem within Connecticut.

Science, Data, and Technology

  • Pathway to Science – Pathways to Science has a number of research and fellowship opportunities.
  • STEM Undergrads – The science.govsite was established to be the primary source for searching Federally-sponsored opportunities for undergraduate students and undergraduate programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) areas.
  • Data Science Institute – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is offering data science graduate students and advanced undergraduate students like you the opportunity to join the Data Science Summer Institute (DSSI). Our interns get to work on real problems that really matter to our country.