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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 College 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.


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Campus and U.S. Research and Internship Opportunities


Call for Applications – REEES Think Tank

Application Deadline: April 26, 2024 
Program length: May 2024 – April 2025

The REEES Think Tank invites applications from undergraduate students.
See Brochure

The program’s mission is to provide undergraduates from underserved and underrepresented communities with welcoming and equity-minded opportunities to help them become active in REEES and related fields. The Think Tank’s mission is to develop and advance a new generation of specialists in REEES and support innovative career paths, research agendas, and relationship-building capacity in the field. This national program is based at Howard University and is building a sustainable nationwide research and support network among students underrepresented and underserved in this field.

Click here for the brochure and application form.  

Questions? Check out the FAQ or email Dr. Sunnie Rucker-Chang at

MARC-WSU Program

Apply Here

Are you interested in getting a Ph.D. in a STEM field in biomedical research areas? Consider applying for the MARC-WSU Program!

The MARC-WSU (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) Program provides a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to embark on a two-year program of scientific research, leadership development, and graduate-school preparation.

Program Benefits

  • Participants receive a $13,000+ annual stipend and have up to 60% of their tuition paid.
  • Participation in undergraduate research, including summer research support.
  • Graduate school preparation.
  • Support to attend national meetings.


  • Participants must have a career goal of earning a doctoral degree in biomedical research.
  • Must have a sophomore/junior status with two years left before graduation at the time of application submission.
  • See MARC-WSU Program Eligibility for more details.

We will continue to accept applications until all positions are filled. If you have questions, please contact us at

CBBR Research Assistant Recruitment for Spring 2024

Apply Here

Are you interested in becoming a research assistant (RA) at the Center for Behavioral Business Research (CBBR) in the Marketing Department at Washington State University? Dr. Pavan Munaganti, Director of the CBBR, is looking for motivated undergraduates to work with faculty and graduate students.

Research Assistant Description:
RAs help with the collection of data, building materials and experiments for future studies, and assisting the lab director, graduate students, and faculty with other lab tasks.
Working in our lab is a great opportunity for any student planning to apply for graduate school. We are looking for students who will be dedicated to the lab, are eager to learn, and are excited about our research. We need motivated people who work well in groups and individually.
Contact us at

Abroad Research and Internship Opportunities

Semester in Denmark Researching Environmental Sustainability

This is a great opportunity for students in engineering, architecture, and the sciences with interests in environmental sustainability. Spend either the Fall 2024 or Spring 2025 semester at one of Denmark’s most prestigious universities, learn about environmental sustainability issues and get involved in research in a wide variety of topics that include livable cities, clean energy, and transportation infrastructure.

All students accepted into this program will receive a scholarship in the amount of $6,310.

Interested students should contact either Professor Norton ( or Professor Iannelli (

WSU student cohort now being selected for summer research in plant sciences in Germany

The application is now open for WSU’s cohort of undergraduate and graduate students for a summer 2024 research experience at the German CEPLAS cluster, a world-leading research consortium in plant biology. After finals week ending May, 2024, students will have the possibility to get a research experience at individual labs of our CEPLAS partners. Expenses for travel and lodging are covered. In addition, each student will receive a $5,000 stipend to cover inter alia the costs of food and insurances. The travel will start around mid-May 2024. The research experience will be 10 weeks long.

Undergraduate and graduate students will participate in a plant-biology summer research program to become globally educated students for international leadership in scientific research aimed at fostering sustainable cultivation of food, fodder, and energy plants. The first offering of this program successfully concluded in May 2023. The next offering of the program will take place in May 2024. Students will:

  • perform a well-defined research summer program at one of the participating Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences (CEPLAS) research groups
  • identify new plant traits that can enhance growth, crop yield, and the use of natural resources
  • understand the molecular and genetic foundations of these traits
  • receive fellowships to participate in this research program in Germany

Please visit the application website and view this flyer for more information and a possibility to ask questions.

If you have questions, or are interested in applying, please contact Dr. Bond at

2024 Sweden Engineering Computing program

Sponsored by NSF, this program provides a $12,000 fellowship to each admitted student to study Engineering and conduct Engineering Computing research during the 2024 fall semester in Sweden at Linköping University. Students pay no tuition in Sweden.
Applications may be submitted online here.

This is the 2024 edition of the program that started last year. For further information contact Professor Joseph Iannelli at or Dean Norton at