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.

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....

Chander Campaign Seeking Communications Intern

Chander for Council is seeking a resourceful, organized, and self-motivated Communications Assistant with strong writing, research, and social media skills to join our team. The primary focus will be on social media. Chander Jayaraman is running for an At-Large seat...

Paid! Research Internship Opportunity- Apply soon!

Check out this internship posting from UHP ’18 alum Quinn Stevenson! Results for America is looking for a intern to support our State and Federal Policy programs. This is a paid, full/part time, policy internship based in Dupont Circle for the spring semester,...

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.

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...

Using CT Scans of Fossil Reptiles to Study their Evolutionary Anatomy – [Research Assistantship]

Professor: James Clark Department: Biological Sciences Title: Using CT Scans of Fossil Reptiles to Study their Evolutionary Anatomy Description: CT scans of fossil reptile skulls are important tools because they access internal anatomy that is otherwise difficult to...

Data sharing approaches to reconstructing ancient technology – [Research Assistantship]

Professor: Kylie Quave Department: University Writing Program and Anthropology Title: Data sharing approaches to reconstructing ancient technology Description: The objective of the Cuzco Archaeological Ceramics Project is to understand how the Inca state (ca....

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.

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...

Intersection of Religion and Science: a Unique UHP Opportunity [SURE Stories]

As a biology major, taking non-science classes through the University Honors Program has been an incredibly unique experience and it has enhanced my undergraduate career at GW. During the Spring 2018 semester, I took a course titled Buddhist Contemplative Practices...

Congrats to our SURE Award Winners!

Congrats to Kelsie, Claire, Mark, and Rachel!

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