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Student Research Opportunities

Both undergraduate and graduate students have an important role to play in the research that takes place at Carleton University. Not only can students learn analytical and research skills in projects for their classes, they can also further develop  their passion for a subject by working with Carleton’s  expert researchers and contribute to research at Carleton. Analytical and research skills increase success in both the classroom and in future  vocations.

Take Research Further

Graduate Research Assistantships (RAs): Many departments offer RAs to graduate students. Please visit your department’s website for additional information.

I-CUREUS (Internship – Carleton University Research Experience for Undergraduate Students)

Research Courses: Register for a 4th year research seminar, a thesis, research, fieldwork or project course,  independent study, or directed studies in preparation for graduate school or a career in a research field.

Volunteer Opportunities: Contact the Directors of FASS Research Centres, take advantage of Ottawa’s many NGOs and not-for-profit organizations to contribute to research in the community, to increase your knowledge in a specific area, and to network with other professionals who are knowledgeable and passionate about your subject area.

Venture Further Afield

Co-operative education (co-op) is an educational model that combines academic studies with work experience. It is an opportunity to apply theory to practice and develop a meaningful view of the working world and cultivate an awareness of yourself as a professional.

Employers supervise their students and evaluate their performance, and co-op coordinators monitor students’ progress on the job. Students are paid by their employers. Students in the co-operative education program will extend their time at university in order to achieve the academic credit to graduate with the co-op option for their degree program.

The following FASS departments offer a co-op option:

  • Cognitive Science
  • English
  • French
  • History
  • Sociology

For more opportunities:

Contact your Department, School or Institute for information on internships and practicum placements.