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Research Opportunities
and Internships

There are a number of opportunities available to students who wish to gain experiences working in their field of interest. Check this page often for announcements about job openings and internships at WSU.

Honors Opportunities

The Palouse Review Editorial Board

The Palouse Review is the biannual arts and academics journal of the Washington State University Honors College. The review editorial board solicits, edits, and publishes the literary, artistic, and scholarly work of Honors students from across the nation. Learn more information here.

Honors College Ambassadors

Being an ambassador is a great way to get involved with Honors and share your experience as an Honors College student. Honors College Ambassadors help with recruiting efforts at on campus events with prospective students.

We will have a introductory meeting and a training on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 from 5:30-6:30 pm in the Honors Lounge.
Apply to be an Honors College Ambassador!

Find more opportunities at the Academic Success and Career Center.

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Research Opportunities on Campus

DAAD/RISE Application Workshop Summer Research Internships in Science and Engineering for Summer 2024

Location: Honors Lounge
Time: Monday, September 25th | 5:10-6:00 pm

DAAD (German Academic Exchange), in cooperation with science organizations in North America and Germany, offers summer internships in Germany for undergraduates in the US and Canada majoring in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). German language is not a requirement of the program since English is used in many research labs. RISE interns receive pro-rated monthly scholarships for any period of eight weeks to three months from June to August. Students interested in the program should attend to learn more about the application process and how to get started with your application for summer 2024. RISE provides an excellent opportunity for students to conduct research abroad.

Please contact Dr. Bond ( for more information.


Generating Aging and Translational Health Equity Research.
Curious about the research process?  Join the GATHER lab! Drs. Raven Weaver and Cory Bolkan co-lead the lab, and have projects related to:

  • Enhancing Death Education
  • Promoting Healthy Aging
  • Addressing Social Determinants of Health

Research assistants can earn course credit (or volunteer their time) and have the opportunity to engage in the following types of activities:

  • Contribute to literature reviews, tabling results, transcription of interview data.
  • Support data collection (quantitative and qualitative).
  • Assist faculty and graduate students in research organization, project management, and data analysis.
  • Promote lifespan and aging issues via social media.
  • Develop your own research question and investigate it using data. Currently available data includes, but is not limited to, lifespan topics like end-of-life education, medical aid in dying policies, health literacy, aging preparedness, community engagement in health, and true crime consumption and death anxiety.
  • Translate and present research at WSU Showcase (or external conferences).

If interested, contact us at


Research Opportunities in the HYPER Lab

The WSU HYPER lab has vacancies for undergraduate researchers. They are looking for undergraduates who are especially interested in clean energy, aviation and aerospace, farming energy solutions, and cryogenics. For more information about the HYPER lab, click here.

If you are interested in exploring these opportunities send your resume to, and along with your availability to interview Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday between 9:30 and 11:00 AM.


Driskell Lab in the School of Molecular Biosciences is currently in need of undergraduate researcher

Have you ever wondered what makes us human? In the Driskell Lab in the School of Molecular Biosciences, we are interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms that lead to the development of skin and its various specialized structures, such as hair follicles, in mammalian models. We are looking for an in-person undergraduate research volunteer for the summer who would be available to start this May or June with research opportunities continuing into the academic year.
Undergraduate research volunteers will learn a variety of microscopy-based and histological techniques that will be applied to understand how the specialized structures within skin, such as hair, develop and change during aging:

  • Microtome sectioning of tissue samples
  • Preparing and staining sectioned tissue samples
  • Microscopy to image stained tissue samples
  • Histological analysis of imaged tissues to generate quantitative data to understand the structures in skin at different ages and conditions
  • Microscopy to understand changes in hair density during aging

Training will be provided for all techniques, so no prior research experience is required. The only requirement is enthusiasm. Availability is flexible, and can range anywhere from 5-20 hours per week. If interested, please direct inquiries to Sean Thompson (