Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Update: January 2021 - CWRU labs are open to undergraduate researchers. All Schools, including the School of Medicine, and the College of Arts and Sciences can accept any undergraduate for undergraduate research regardless of senior capstone status to the extent that faculty mentors have established safety measures that comply with their school's guidelines.
The list below is kept as up-to-date as possible. When utilizing this list of opportunities, SOURCE recommends that students review the faculty research profiles before emailing the faculty about opportunities. Also, please remember that the opportunity list is only one means of finding opportunities.
For first- and second-year students (especially) who are concerned about getting behind in research:
SOURCE reminds you that this year is different. Graduate and professional schools are well aware that many students are not on-campus and that undergraduate research is limited.
What can students do if they cannot find a research or creative endeavor experience?
There is PLENTY that students can do! The 2020 SOURCE Summer Research Scholars and their mentors showed that there are many ways for students to learn about and participate in research without being in the lab directly. SOURCE encourages students to explore the menu of research seminars and workshops that can be found under "Seminars" of this section of the website. In addition, the CWRU Undergraduate Research Society has a very helpful document, "FAQs about research during COVID-19 Era."
If you have questions or want assistance, please contact email@example.com or schedule an appointment through My Journey.
Opportunities also available in several places on Handshake, including:
1) Campus Employment
Many faculty will list paid research opportunities through campus employment on Handshake.
2) Experiential Learning - Internships
Many research internship positions with companies (for-profit and not-for-profit) are listed on Handshake. SOURCE encourages you to attend an upcoming Career Fair or Career Lab session to discuss starting your Internship search.