Openings and Opportunities

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Percent of UHP graduates employed or headed to graduate school/fellowships by the time they graduated (2018)

What’s your life going to look like in 5 years? 20 years? Right now, you’re laying the groundwork for the person you will be then. So don’t ignore the chances that stand in front of you! Try something new, hone your existing skills, design independent research! No matter what you’re looking for, we hope you can find an opportunity here to match your interests. Below, you’ll find links to job and internship postings, research assistantship openings, and UHP-specific opportunities.

Job/Internship Opportunities

Frequently, we get emails and phone calls from employers who know UHPers are quality folks and want you to apply for their jobs and internships. You can find some recent posts below or click here to see all of them on one page.

Lead for America Fellowship in MoCo!

Lead For America Lead For America works to ensure that our nation’s most dynamic and diverse leaders are working on our communities’ toughest challenges. Our core program is a paid two-year Fellowship for outstanding leaders ages 21-30 to work on the toughest...

U.S. Department of Homeland Security STEM Internship (Paid)

Are you a student looking for a professional opportunity to enhance your research interests and career goals in homeland security related areas? Do you want to learn from top scientists and subject matter experts in homeland security related areas? Do you want to...

The Alexander Hamilton Society Is Hiring a Program Assistant!

 Check out the following job opportunity passed along by UHP alum Eamonn Bellin! The Alexander Hamilton Society (AHS) is seeking to hire a full-time Program Assistant to support career services for its students and alumni network. AHS is a non-partisan,...

Apply to be a Writing Center consultant

Do you love to write? Are you the person to whom friends always turn to say, “Hey, could you help me with this paper?” If so, please apply to be a peer undergraduate consultant! The GW Writing Center is a lively, collaborative, learning environment with...

CCAS STEM Lab Summer Internship Program (Rising Juniors/Seniors)

The 2020 CCAS STEM Lab Summer Internship Program is an opportunity for undergraduate students in lab departments to stay at GW over the summer to work with faculty on the faculty’s research. Students will live in the GW residence halls for an eight to ten week period....

Research Assistantship Opportunities

A lot of faculty members at GWU want to use UHP students as Research Assistants, so they reach out to us to make those opportunities known to you all. You’ll find some of those recent postings below, as well as the entire list here.

Professor Antwan Jones has TWO research opportunities for you!

Do you have an interest in sociology, psychology, or social science research? Professor Antwan Jones has two research projects you should consider: one research project titled “The Effect of Parental Incarceration on Child and Young Adult Mental Health...

Join the Rodriguez Lab (Chemistry) & perform research to fluorescently image & treat cancer.

From Professor Erik Rodriguez: “We are looking for freshman or sophomores interested in doing significant research during their undergraduate studies, including summers with possible funding.” Read more on position descriptions and application...

Paid RA position for Prof. Christov

I am looking for a research assistant to assist me in a research project on the idea of self-determination. The remuneration for this position is up to $1,500 and available immediately. In asking “How did the self-determination of a people and nation building...

Two Hundred Years of Financial Globalization – [Research Assistantship]

Professor: Graciela Kaminsky Department: Economics Title: Two Hundred Years of Financial Globalization Description: This project compares two episodes of financial globalization. The first episode started with the end of the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815). The end of...

Species Delimitation in Desmognathus Salamanders – [Research Assistantship]

Professor: Alex Pyron Department: Biological Science Title: Species Delimitation in Desmognathus Salamanders Description: The Dusky Salamanders, genus Desmognathus, are one of the most diverse and abundant animals in the eastern forests of the United States. They are...

Other Opportunities

Because you’re part of the UHP, you have access to unique opportunities to invigorate your academic journey– opportunities like the SURE Award and the Strasser Prize. You can find out more about those opportunities below, or click here for the whole list.

Advice from the (Peer) Advisors: Humanities Research and Wisdom from the Creative Writing Department

Check out the following post from Peer Advisor Chrissy House (CCAS ’20)! I’ve spent the last four years facing the infamous “exchange of glances” when I tell people I’m majoring in Creative Writing and English, the glance which means, “Ah, another unemployed...

Study Abroad in Greece, Summer 2020

Do you want to have class in a volcano crater this summer? Do you want to swim in the “crystal waters” of the Libyan Sea on the southern coast of Crete? Have you ever wanted to visit the Parthenon or the site of the ancient oracle at Delphi? The UHP is...

Win $500 with the SURE Award

Did you know that Honors students have the opportunity to win up to $500 for their research? Apply here for the UHP/Sigelman Undergraduate Research Enhancement (SURE) Award for your chance. “Undergraduate Research Enhancement” may not sound the most exciting (well, to...

2020 Strasser Writing Prize

The UHP is now accepting your entries for the 2020 Strasser Writing Prize! The Strasser prize awards a grand prize of $100 and two runner-ups of $50 to the best papers written in any Honors course over the past year. You can only enter one paper, so make sure it’s...

3D Bone Scanning at the Smithsonian [SURE Stories]

The following blog post was written by UHPer and SURE Award winner Jane Meiter.            The first time I rode the elevator to the third, restricted floor of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, I...

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