Campus Resources

Campus Resources for Student Research

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Research can be hard, but we are here to help!

When it comes to research, there are many obstacles researchers must face. To help ease the journey, we've put together a list of campus resources. For more personalized help, such as drafting an email to a possible faculty mentor or perfecting your "elevator pitch", email or come into the Center today! 

What is the difference between an internship and a research assistant?

An internship is an excellent opportunity to work with an organization or industry partner to learn valuable and practical work skills. Sometimes they are for-pay and sometimes they are unpaid. Typically, you work with an employer in an area of your career interest. It is very helpful to already have some research experience (often through a research assistant position) to become an intern. To learn about these internship opportunities, check out your departmental webpages for specific internships related to your major.To find student employment, please check out the link below titled "Student Employment-UCCS SEAN".
Research Assistant
Research Assistant
A research assistant position is an excellent opportunity to work with a faculty member or other research investigator to answer a specific research question. Sometimes these positions are in a laboratory or field setting and sometimes they take place in libraries or archives. Typically these positions are voluntary or for academic credit, but can occasionally be a paid position if the primary investigator has research funding. To learn about research assistant opportunities, see the links below and sign up to receive emails from the Center for Student Research for the most up-to-date position postings!

Undergraduate Research Academy

Student Employment

How to Connect with a Faculty Mentor

  1. Step 1

    Find a faculty member who’s research interests you. For example, if your interest is in biotechnology we suggest looking at faculty in Biology or Physics and Engineering 

  2. Step 2

    Email that faculty member to ask if they have any openings in their lab for a new student research assistant and ask if you can apply.

    Faculty expect to hear from students and look forward to meeting motivated assistants!

    For more detailed help, check out our New Research Guide!