Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP)

Honors student giving a poster presentation.

Applications for 2024-2025 URIP are now open!


Participating in high-caliber undergraduate research at Michigan Tech provides a unique chance to collaborate closely with professors while honing skills that distinguish you. Whether your aspirations lead you to further studies in graduate or medical school or you simply crave a deeper learning experience, there's a research avenue tailored to you here. 

Our student researchers showcase their findings at Tech's annual Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium, national conferences, and even contribute to peer-reviewed journal articles prior to graduation. Engaging in authentic research not only enriches your academic journey but also enhances your overall value.

The Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) is open to all Tech undergraduates who are interested in engaging in a research experience in a faculty member's laboratory.

Awards of up to $1,920 are available to fund student researchers and are paid at an hourly rate. The Pavlis Honors College will provide $960 of this award with the expectation that the faculty mentor will match this amount. Applications will open in the spring.

Award recipients will conduct a research project under the guidance of a Michigan Tech faculty mentor during the regular academic year (September-March).

Internship recipients are encouraged to attend any research-related events or workshops sponsored by the Library.

Internship recipients are required to present their research at the annual Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium (URSS) in March (Friday of Preview Day Weekend)

Funding for the Undergraduate Research Internship Program is provided by the Copper Shores Community Health Foundation and the DeVlieg Foundation.