Spring 2015 Undergraduate Research Assistantships announced

Undergraduate Research AssistantshipsLooking for an on-campus job that aligns directly with student career success goals? Interested in conducting research on tornadoes, X-rays, fashion or personal relationships?

Those are just a few of the options available to students who apply to work as an Undergraduate Research Assistant. The Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URA) program provides opportunities for students to work as a paid research assistant on faculty-mentored research projects.

Each URA is paid $10 per hour for up to 150 hours throughout the semester. An average work week for a URA is 10 hours per week.

Assistantship positions for Spring 2015 are now posted. Work-study positions are available and encouraged. Students of diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented minority students, students from economically disadvantaged and under-served backgrounds and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Students interested in applying for a URA position should review the available positions on the website and apply to the position(s) that are the closest fit to their major area of interest. URAs available for spring include physics, biology, education, the humanities, the social sciences and more.

New students should follow the instructions for applying that each professor has outlined. URA applicants apply to their selected faculty mentors, who review the applications and select their top applicants.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning at (815)753-8154 or ugresearch@niu.edu.

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