Research Options

  Student Assistant (Job) Intern (Project)
Description Perform support duties such as washing dishes, making copies, caring for animals or filing. Work with a faculty or staff member who is doing research, but you will not be doing your own project yet. Work on your own undergraduate research project with the guidance of a faculty mentor. Present research project at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum.
Best for Students Who Are Freshmen or sophomores with no undergraduate research experience, but who want to get started. Students with some experience. Freshmen may participate in the Honors College Discovery Fellows Program or the EXPRESS Program.
Pay Hourly, work-study or unpaid volunteer. Hourly, work-study or unpaid volunteer. Paid internships may be available through a research programas a scholarship or stipend; by a faculty mentor; or through work-study.
Number of Hours Per Week Work eight to 20 hours a week during the fall and winter semesters and eight to 40 hours a week during the summer semester. (Note: Work-study funds are not available in the summer.) Work 12-15 hours a week during the fall or winter semesters and 30-40 hours a week during the summer semester.
Academic Credit No Yes, but not a requirement. Check with your major department to determine the availability of credit.
How to Get Involved Part-time research jobs posted on the Office of Undergraduate Research Web site. Search these jobs to get a better idea of the types of positions available. Apply directly or talk with faculty. See four steps to get started as an undergraduate research intern.You will need to find a mentor before applying to most Mizzou internship programs.