Student Employment at RCC

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Student Employment Opportunities

The UNH Research Computing Center is an exciting place to gain valuable, real world experience while working on campus.  At RCC you will provide IT support for some of the top researchers in the country while working hands-on with the latest hardware.  Applications are accepted at any time.  All positions are for year-round employment: full-time during summer/semester breaks and part-time when classes are in session.

"Working at RCC as a project manager has played an important  role in preparing me for my future career.  Coming to work daily and performing tasks such as communicating with customers, setting deadlines for project requests and constructing proposals for future projects has given me a better understanding of how a career in IT could pan out.  Not only will these new skills be helfpul in finding a post-grad career, but having strong communication skills is a great trait to have as a person.  I look forward to applying techniques I have learned at RCC to my next profession when the time comes." -Kellie, IT '15

"Having competed against 120 other applicants last fall for one of ten positions, I was offered an incredible position after graduation.  While my interviewers were impressed with my business knowledge, it was my IT experience gained at RCC that provided me with the competitive edge I needed to win my ideal job." -Brie '13

RCC student employees have gone on to successful careers with the following companies:

  • Akamai Technologies
  • Aspen Technology
  • Austin Community College
  • Autonomy
  • Bottomline Technologies
  • Chitika, Inc.
  • eApps
  • Extreme Networks
  • Kaplan Test Prep
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Massachusetts Trial Court Information Systems
  • Neoscope Technology Solutions
  • Oracle
  • Pepco Holdings, Inc.
  • UNH Academic Technology
  • UNH Research Computing Center
  • United States Army


Skills Development

Career tracks are available in the following areas:

  • Web and Mobile Application Development
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Database Administration
  • High Performance Computing (HPC)
  • System Administration
  • Data Center Management
  • Cybersecurity


Applicants must be highly motivated first or second year undergraduate students with career interests in any of our career tracks (listed above). No experience is necessary or required; applicants must have a desire to learn and work both independently and as a member of a team. Due to the nature of the work, first or second year students who will also be available to work during summer break are preferred.

Scholarship for RCC Student Employees

The National Prime Users Group (NPUG) Endowed Scholarship provides meritorious scholarship support to undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. Recipients must demonstrate academic achievement and preference is given to Research Computing Center student employees. Awards are renewable, and may be made to more than one recipient each year.  Information on how to apply for the scholarship through CEPS is located here.


The Research Computing Center is located on the UNH Durham campus in Morse Hall (adjacent to Kingsbury Hall).

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