Jobs and Opportunities

ICS positions are listed on the CU student jobs website (CU IdentiKey required). Lab and research-based jobs are often posted on lab websites. But the best way to find an ICS student job, especially if it's a research assistantship you are after, is usually to start a conversation with a professor who is an ICS researcher. Jean Bowen, ICS Office Manager ( is also available to speak with you if you are interested in laboratory work.

Students Resources

Student Employment Hiring Guidelines

Student employment hiring guidelines and procedures for the Boulder Campus can be found on the University of Colorado website. Furthermore, Student Employment publishes annual handbooks for both on-campus employers and off-campus work-study employers.

Undergraduate Work, Schedule, and Hours

The Institute of Cognitive Science conducts research to help understand and enhance human cognition, learning, and development through the creation of interdisciplinary partnerships. When grant funding is available, we hire undergraduate students to help carry out our research mission which gives students an opportunity to obtain research experience. Please contact the research group and faculty research labs that sparks your interest to find out about available opportunities.

Undergraduate student work schedule is set by your supervisor. Students are limited to no more than 25 hours per week during the academic year. During the summer students can work up to 40 hours per week if approved by their supervisors. Hourly employees are eligible for sick leave. Information about accrual and usage of sick leave can be found at

  • Position Title: Undergraduate Research Assistant
  • Job Code Title: Student Assistant
  • Employment Group: Student Hourly; Bi-weekly payroll
  • Pay Rate: $15.00 - $25.00/hr

Graduate Students Opportunities and Resources

Complete information about graduate student appointments, benefits, and responsibilities are available on the Graduate School web page at