iSTEM Jobs and Research Opportunities
Research at EIU
By engaging in research along with doing your coursework, you diversify your skillset, add to your resume, and develop relationships with your faculty advisor, labmates, and peers. Research and internship experiences open the door to future job and career opportunities.
The Pine Honors College offers information about Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) and funding opportunities through the URSCA grant.
Look to your department's page for more.
Additional Research & Scholarship Opportunities
National Science Foundation's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
Work in a research program at one of many universities or research institutions in the United States. In an REU, you will work closely with a faculty member, researchers, and fellow undergraduates. Participants are granted stipends and, often, financial support for housing and travel.
U.S. Government Agency opportunities (DOE, EPA, NIH, NOAA, USDA, USGS, etc.)
A search portal for federally-sponsored research internships and scholarships for undergraduates.
Fully-funded STEM programs
Summer research, scholarships, fellowships, and other fully funded STEM programs.
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Explore career options, find jobs and internships for students, and connect with employers.
Additional Career Opportunities
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Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Program (DFI)
The goal of DFI is to increase the number of minority full-time tenure track faculty and staff at Illinois’ two- and four-year, public and private colleges and universities. Must currently be a graduate student to apply. Please contact Dr. Mona Davenport, Executive Director of Minority Affairs, before applying.