Undergraduate Opportunities

Undergraduate Research and Internship Opportunities


PREDOC x Opportunity Insights Summer Course in Big Data

This course will have two tracks, one for students who are considering a transition to the social sciences and want to learn more about a variety of fields in Economics, and one for students who are ready to engage in more advanced analysis and want to produce a capstone project. This tuition-free course begins July 5 and will run to August 12. Participants will receive a $2,000 stipend and STATA license as part of the courseInterested students should apply by May 20. The course will give students an opportunity to:

  • Develop their ability to pose and answer meaningful questions in the social sciences using a rigorous research methodology
  • Gain experience with large, real-world data sets
  • Prepare, present, and get feedback on a research project from discipline experts
  • Sharpen their professional and communication skills through a series of weekly workshops
  • Network with fellow students interested in a similar career
  • Further understand the pathway to a career in research

More information is available at https://predoc.org/education#summerCourse.

Posted on 05/13/2022


PRE Workshop

The PRE Workshop will take place June 12 and 13, 2022 with all sessions occurring remotely. PREDOC hosts this annual conference for prospective pre-docs to learn more about and prepare for pre-doctoral opportunities. Current pre-docs, researchers, and students host panels that focus on applying for pre-doc roles, preparing to succeed as a pre-doc, and best practices in research. The conference is also an opportunity for students to participate in a coding exercise, where participants will work through a data task that resembles what one might see when applying to pre-docs. PREDOC is able to supply six-month STATA licenses to workshop participants who need them. Interested students can apply here. All applications are due by May 29, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Additional questions can be sent to info@predoc.org.

More information is available at https://predoc.org/pre-workshop.

Posted on 05/13/2022


Student-Athlete Success Program (SASP) Tutor Application

The Student-Athlete Success Program (SASP) is hiring qualified and dedicated tutors for the Fall 2022 semester. SASP is looking to hire academically qualified undergraduate and graduate students to tutor students in primarily introductory level courses and general education requirements across all departments. SASP provides resources to student-athletes with the goal to bridge content gaps through supplemental academic support, while simultaneously developing independent learning skills and motivation.

Qualified Undergraduate candidates will be full-time Storrs Campus Students with at least two completed semesters at UConn and an A- or above on their transcript for courses they desire to tutor for. Qualified Graduate candidates must have demonstrated content proficiency. All applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed in the order they are received.

More information is available on the application form: https://forms.gle/wh8jndUJLwrAogD56.

Posted on 04/22/2022


URBAN SEMESTER PROGRAM

The URBAN SEMESTER PROGRAM offers students a tremendous opportunity for service learning and public service. For over 50 years, students from diverse backgrounds have participated in the classroom, internship, and urban living experience, enabling them to assist Hartford in addressing its challenges. Nowhere in the United States are urban challenges greater than Hartford, Connecticut – a city full of both need and potential, struggle and hope, rich with diversity and urban culture, poignant in its contrasts between wealth and poverty.

Additional information is available at: https://urbansemester.uconn.edu/.

Posted on 03/22/2022


Summer Programs for Undergraduates

Please click here for details of the programs.

Posted on 01/31/2022


University Student Research Challenge (USRC)

Amendment 2 to the NASA ARMD Research Opportunities in Aeronautics (ROA) 2021 NRA has been posted on the NSPIRES web site.

University Student Research Challenge (solicitation NNH21ZEA001N-USRC) seeks to challenge students to propose new aeronautics ideas/concepts that are relevant to NASA Aeronautics.  USRC will provide students, from accredited U.S. colleges or universities, with grants for their projects and includes the challenge of raising cost share funds through a crowdfunding campaign.  The process of creating and implementing a crowdfunding campaign acts as a teaching accelerator – requiring students to act like entrepreneurs and raise awareness about their research among the public.

The solicitation goal can be accomplished through project ideas such as advancing the design, developing technology or capabilities in support of aviation, by demonstrating a novel concept, or enabling advancement of aeronautics-related technologies.

Notices of Intent (NOIs) are not required for this solicitation.  Three-page proposals for the next USRC cycle are due February 24, 2022.

Proposals can also be submitted later and will be evaluated in the third cycle. The due date for the third cycle is June 23, 2022.

Posted on 01/13/2022