College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Environmental Science & Policy

Getting Started

There are many opportunities to participate in undergraduate research at Maryland.  By joining in beginning-level research activities like these, you lay the groundwork for special, upper-level research opportunities such as Honors-in-ENSP and NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) later on.  Get started now!

Maryland Student Researchers Program

The Maryland Student Researchers Program, 2100D McKeldin Library, provides an opportunity for current students with at least 15 credits completed to connect with faculty mentors who are seeking student assistants.  The Program manages a database (searchable by keyword) that links your interests to faculty members' webpages.  You can join Maryland Student Researchers at any time; all you need to be is motivated, curious, and responsible! 

Contact faculty directly

Check directly with your faculty members or Ph.D.-level graduate assistants.  Almost all are doing research and many of them (especially Ph.D. students) would love to have help. You can explore faculty research interests on their departmental webpages or contact them after class. Review the hints given here to maximize your chances of being selected.  You may be able to gain academic credit for the experience through ENSP 386 Internship.

Try Careers4Terps

Careers4Terps is a free Web-based service providing students and alumni access to full-time, part-time and internship positions posted by employers looking for UM students and alumni.  Some of the smaller campus labs will use Careers4Terps to advertise open positions.

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