Other Research Opportunities

If you want to make a research part of your undergraduate experience, you've come to the right university. Our faculty—your professors—are engaged in research that extends from solar flares to deep ocean trenches, from the Civil War history to the future of the American family, from global climate change to genome studies. Their work sheds light on old questions and opens up new branches of knowledge. It takes them around the state, across the nation, and around the world.

And they want you to join them.

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Research opportunities at UNH

A great place to begin your exploration of the research centers at UNH is the home page of the Research Office. There you will find   links to the major research institutes and centers at UNH: http://www.unh.edu/research/ 

The McNair Graduate Opportunity Program supports undergraduates who wish to pursue research under the supervision of a faculty mentor, and to prepare for the challenges of applying to graduate school, passing exams, and finding financial support. It serves low-income students, first-generation university students, and those from racial or ethnic backgrounds traditionally under-represented in academia. www.unh.edu/mcnair.

The Shoals Marine Laboratory (SML), on Appledore Island off the coast of NH, is operated jointly by UNH and Cornell University.  SML offers summer courses and internships in the areas of marine biology, underwater research, marine mammals, sustainable engineering, and more. For more information, see www.shoalsmarinelaboratory.org

Research and Discover: Join some of the nation's top scientists at the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space this summer for a paid internship through the UNH-Goddard Joint Center for the Earth Sciences: www.eos.sr.unh.edu/ResearchAndDiscover/.

The New Hampshire Space Grant Consortium is a collaboration of the University of New Hampshire and Dartmouth College. Through Space Grant, UNH undergraduates pursuing degrees in the earth sciences, engineering, physics and astronomy, natural resources, computer science, molecular biology, and education can apply for research internships: www.nhsgc.sr.unh.edu/.

The Carsey School of Public Policy is becoming a leading national center for policy research on youth, working families, and sustainable development in small cities and rural communities. http://www.carsey.unh.edu/

Research opportunities beyond UNH

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH): The NEH offers summer internships in Washington, D.C. Past interns have written articles for Humanities, the NEH magazine, researched emerging fields in the humanities, and developed web-based tools for gathering humanities-related information. Check it out: www.neh.gov/whoweare/NEH_Internships.html.

UC Irvine Research List: The University of California at Irvine's UROP program maintains an excellent list of research opportunities for undergraduates. Log on to www.urop.uci.edu/ and click on "Off campus Research Opportunities."

The Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOAR) at the University of Colorado engages ethnically diverse students in careers dedicated to the atmospheric and related sciences. It includes a ten-week summer component at the national Center for Atmospheric Research and other laboratories. www.ucar.edu/soars.

Study abroad programs with a research focus

School for International Training Brattleboro, Vermont

Lexia International Hanover, New Hampshire

Field studies programs with field work/research focus

School for Field Studies

Round River Conservation