Undergraduates and Research Opportunities
SILC carries out a variety of projects and welcomes inquiries from students interested in undergraduate research and employment. We will post positions as they are available, but you are also welcome to reach out and inquire about research or internship opportunities. CU Students are encouraged to visit the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program page and SILC's own Funding and Opportunities page focused on student grant opportunities.
For undergraduates interested in Honors thesis work, we are happy to talk with you about opportunities. These projects can be one of the most rewarding experiences during your undergraduate years and are strongly recommended for students hoping to continue in research or graduate training. Note that a research-oriented honors thesis should be started no later than spring of your junior year and typically will take over a year to complete.
Conducting research as an undergraduate student gives you an opportunity to explore your passion no matter your field of study, participate in potentially ground-breaking research, present and even publish. This can give you a significant advantage for applying for jobs, graduate school or fellowships. Check out SILC's "Our Research" page to review the scope and focus of various projects for which a research experience may be possible.
Other Undergraduate Opportunities of Note
The Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship (CRDDS) offers a wide range of services, support, and expertise to help students at all levels with digital research needs. Attend one of the CRDDS workshops offered.
- The Global Sustainability Scholars (GSS) Program accepts applications from undergraduate students throughout the nation and from partner universities including the University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado State, and George Mason University each year. You can learn more about the program on the GSS website.
Contact us to discuss your research interests and various options at any time.