Apply for Research-Based Internships and Jobs


Handshake at KSU

The Department of Career Planning and Development offers listings for internships and jobs for all KSU students. The system is called Handshake, and you can learn more here. Some of those internships and jobs involve undergraduate research opportunities, so check back often. There are many benefits:

  • Use Handshake to schedule an appointment with a career advisor to talk about how to utilize your research experience in your job search.
  • Use Handshake to research employers who value research skills.
  • Include research in the interests section of your Handshake profile to get tailored opportunities delivered to your Handshake home page.
  • Check the events page to learn about upcoming workshops on topics such as careers in research, attending graduate school, and developing your curriculum vitae.

Other Opportunities

  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
    • Program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation.
    • REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program.
    • REUs feature two mechanisms for support of student research:
      1. REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research. REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department or may offer interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome.
      2. REU Supplements may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements or may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects.
  • Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)
    • Program encourages undergraduate students and recent graduates to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories.
    • Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities.
    • Interns perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.