Summer Undergraduate Research Assistant Program FAQ


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I apply to more than one professor?           
A: Yes, please feel free to apply to any of the IPR faculty fellows or associates who have research that interests you.
 
Q: Do I need to provide an official transcript?
A: For the application process, an unofficial transcript will be fine.
 
Q: Can I still participate in the program and work remotely if I will not be in Evanston this summer?
A: No, you should plan on working on campus for the length of the assignment. You should plan to work 35 hours per week for the 10-week period.
 
Q: I have applied to several professors and they are not hiring an undergraduate research assistant this summer. What should I do now?
A: You should e-mail Cynthia Kendall (c-kendall@northwestern.edu) your cover letter and resume. She will keep it on file for professors who might want to participate in the program but do not have any candidates.

Q: Will training be provided?
A: Yes, we start the program with a two-day training program to provide you with skills that will help you be a successful research assistant.
 
Q: Can you provide a list of professors who are hiring an RA this summer?
A: Sorry, we cannot. The period for faculty and undergraduate applications takes place at the same time. Professors submit their requests for RAs by the same deadline as students, March 28.