Research, Internships and Co-ops

There are many research and internship opportunities available for undergraduate students at NC State. The WISE Program seeks to keep participants informed of many of those opportunities and how to take advantage of them. Scroll down for an updated listing of science and engineering research opportunities, internship opportunities and related links.

Why do undergraduate research or an internship?

There are many reasons to do undergraduate research and/or internships/co-ops. You will gain invaluable career-related experience that can enhance your classroom learning, increase your confidence in yourself and your choice of major, help you make connections that will be important in the future, and increase your marketability when it’s time to apply to graduate school or look for a full-time job.

What’s the difference between an internship and a co-op?

Cooperative education (CO-OP) is an academic program which combines coursework with experience by alternating semesters of each. You work one semester then return to school for the next, alternating for three rotations of co-op. You are eligible to co-op after your first year at NC State. Students interested in Co-op are required to attend a  Co-op Orientation Session.

An internship is usually during the summer (but may be during the regular schoolyear).  You have the option to work for different employers each summer, or be invited to return to the same employer.  You can start your search for an internship at any time.  Begin your search with ePACK.

Internships, co-ops and research give you invaluable experience!

Research Opportunities

NC State Undergraduate Research
*Use the “Student Opportunities” pull-down to see TONS of research links in these areas and more:

  • Biological, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences
  • Biology, Ethology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Conservation
  • Environmental, Oceanic and Space Sciences
  • Allied Health Sciences
  • Math, Physical Sciences and Engineering

Other research opportunities:

Internship Opportunities

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