There are many research and internship opportunities available for undergraduate students at NC State. WISE Village seeks to keep participants informed of many of those opportunities and how to take advantage of them. Scroll down for an updated listing of science and engineering research opportunities, internship opportunities and related links.
NC State Undergraduate Research
*use the “Student Opportunities” pull-down to see TONS of research links in these areas and more:
- Biological, Molecular, and Biomedical Sciences
- Biology, Ethology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Conservation
- Environmental, Oceanic and Space Sciences
- Allied Health Sciences
- Math, Physical Sciences, and Engineering
Other Research Opportunities:
- Homeland Security (Electrical and Computer Engineering) at Texas A&M
- Nanotechnology at University of Illinois
- NASA Summer Undergraduate Research Program
- FREEDM Systems Center
- Biology internships
- Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution (aquaculture, biomedical marine research, marine biology, marine mammal research, marine natural product chemistry, marine microbiology, ocean engineering, and oceanography)
- Natural Resources internships
- Sandia National Laboratories
- Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (US Dept. of Energy)
- Virginia Institute of Marine Science
- National Science Foundation Undergraduate Research
- NCSU Co-op Program
- NCSU Career Development Center
- ePACK – allows you to post your resume and look for internships, co-ops, and full-time jobs
Why do undergraduate research or an internship?
There are many reasons to do undergraduate research and/or internships/co-ops. You will gain invaluable career-related experience that can enhance your classroom learning, increase your confidence in yourself and your choice of major, help you make connections that will be important in the future, and increase your marketability when it’s time to apply to graduate school or look for a full-time job.
What is the difference between an internship and a co-op?
Cooperative education is an academic program which combines coursework with experience by alternating semesters of each. You work one semester, return to school the next, alternating for three rotations of co-op. You are eligible to co-op after your first year at NC State. Students interested in co-op are required to attend a Co-op Orientation Session.
An internship is usually during the summer (but may be during the regular semester). You have the option to work for different employers each summer or be invited to return to the same employer. You can start your search for an internship at any time. Begin your search with ePACK. Internships, co-ops, and research give you invaluable experience.