Discovery Learning Apprenticeship Program

Whether helping develop new diagnostic techniques for heart disease, or detecting the effects of nuclear waste, discovery learning apprentices make the most of their time at CU Boulder by supplementing classroom instruction with real-world engineering experience.

Undergraduate engineering students in the apprenticeship program earn hourly wages while engaging in research with college faculty and graduate students. Positions are announced in April, and applications are accepted through mid May for apprenticeships during the following academic year. 

Please follow this link to view the available projects by major:

After viewing the available projects, please go here to submit an application:

Make sure you have a cover letter and resume ready to submit before you begin yor application!

Application will close on Sunday, May 14th. 

As an undergraduate discovery learning apprentice, you’ll work alongside graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty, and industry representatives, as collaborative partners on original research. We find that students bring a fresh perspective to the research team while also learning from their more experienced partners.