Post an Opportunity
Research mentors interested in connecting with an undergraduate researcher can post an opportunity online through the Center for Undergraduate Research. Undergraduate research opportunities are listed through the HireJayhawks>> platform and advertised with students across campus through the University Career Center and the Center for Undergraduate Research. This is only for unpaid opportunities (volunteer or course credit); paid undergraduate research opportunities should be posted through KU's employment website>>.
This is how the process works:
- Research mentors submit an opportunity through the online form.
- The Center posts your opportunity on our list of online postings and advertises to students.
- Interested students email the research mentor directly to apply for opportunity.
- The student and mentor meet to see if it will be a good fit.
- Once the position has been filled, the research mentor emails the Center so we can take down the posting.
Positions are posted for 60 days or until they are filled. It is expected that all opportunities posted through the Center will make the student's educational experience a priority. Opportunities posted here should only be for academic research; if you are interested in posting a general internship, contact the University Career Center>>.
- Faculty and research staff: All KU faculty (Lawrence campus, Edwards campus, and KU Medical Center) are eligible to submit research opportunities through the Center for Undergraduate Research, as are many KU employees who are actively conducting research through their role at KU (research scientists, academic staff, etc.). Research staff should get permission from their supervisor/PI before submitting an opportunity.
- Graduate students: If a graduate student would like to post an opportunity that is directly tied to the faculty advisor's research, the opportunity should be posted by the faculty member. If a graduate student would like to post an opportunity related to their own research project, they should consult with their faculty advisor before posting the opportunity.
We would like to have a diverse set of opportunities (sciences, professional schools, arts, etc.) available for students, so we encourage people from all departments to submit opportunities. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a question about your eligibility as a mentor.