FOR GRADUATES (undergraduates still encouraged to apply!):
The starting pay is $15/hr (and will change as the minimum wage changes).
CAPS RESEARCH APPRENTICE:
The Center for Access and Postsecondary Success (CAPS) houses a hands-on shadowing opportunity for 1st and 2nd year students to learn more about being in a research environment to be fully prepared to be an undergraduate researcher. This opportunity is known as CAPS Research Apprentice.
Students commit to:
- shadowing 2 – 4 hours weekly with a STEM research group (the CAPS Research office will work with you to find the ideal faculty mentor match)
- unlimited access to holistic advising from the Director and peer mentors regarding project progress and balance with academics and college life
- professional development during a weekly UNIV 1820 on Friday mornings to be prepared to be an independent undergraduate researcher and learn about graduate degrees across STEM fields.
To learn more about this opportunity, you can attend a virtual info session with Director, Dr. Renee Trueman at the following times (EST):
February 7, Wednesday, at 10 – 1045pm
February 12, Monday, at 3 – 345pm
February 23, Friday, at 230 – 315pm
February 29, Thursday at 12 – 1245pm
Webex location for all sessions: https://uconn-cmr.webex.com/meet/rmg03003
You can also email Dr. Renee any time: email@example.com
Applications are due Tuesday, March 5, 2024 by 12noon EST.
Here is the direct link containing the application website and eligibility details. https://uconn.kualibuild.com/app/63b439223c8de5becdb12be2/run
To be eligible, students must be able to select either ABD, ABCD, or CD:
A. I am a first-generation college student, meaning neither parent graduated from 4-year college.
B. My family meets Federal TRIO income guidelines.
C. I am from a racial or ethnic group that is underrepresented in PhD Programs.
D. I am currently a 1st or 2nd year student (by credit) enrolled in an undergraduate baccalaureate program at the University of Connecticut at Storrs and have at least 4 semesters of undergraduate study remaining when participating as an Apprentice in the fall.
To state your intent to apply, please complete this form: https://forms.office.com/r/Y53KQnmYGB
Please know: NO letter of recommendation is required & no interview sessions will occur.
Regional campus students are encouraged to apply if they will be on the Storrs campus for the Fall 2024 semester and beyond.
Learn more here: https://caps.center.uconn.edu/programs/capsresearchscholars/apprentices/ & follow us on Instagram @uconn_caps_research_mcnair