Search Opportunities


University of North Texas dedicates to providing our students with valuable opportunities to engage in research and hands-on learning experiences. One way UNT enhancing access to on-campus research opportunities is through the integration of Handshake, a powerful platform connecting students with employers, internships, and research opportunities. With Handshake, students can easily discover and apply for research positions tailored to their interests and skills, furthering their academic and professional development while contributing to groundbreaking research initiatives across our campus. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to use Handshake to search for student research opportunities:

  • Create an Account: If you haven't already, sign up for a Handshake account. You can do this by visiting the Handshake website and clicking on the "Sign up for an account" option, choosing University of North Texas and using EUID to create a profile.
  • Complete Your Profile: Fill out your profile with accurate information about your education, skills, experiences, and interests. This will help Handshake suggest relevant opportunities to you.
  • Explore Opportunities: Once your profile is complete, navigate to the "Jobs" or "Internships" tab on the Handshake dashboard. Use the search bar to enter keywords related to research opportunities, such as "research assistant," "undergraduate research," or specific fields of interest like "biology research" or "computer science research."
  • Filter Search Results: After entering your search keywords, you can further refine your results using filters. Filters may include location, job type (part-time, full-time, internship), job function, industry, and more. Select the filters that are most relevant to your preferences and goals.
  • Browse Listings: Review the listings that match your search criteria. Each listing will provide details about the research opportunity, including the role, requirements, responsibilities, and application instructions.
  • Save Favorites: As you browse listings, you can save the ones that interest you by clicking on the "Save" or "Favorite" button. This allows you to easily revisit these opportunities later.
  • Apply: When you find a research opportunity that aligns with your interests and qualifications, click on the listing to view the full details. Follow the application instructions provided by the employer or organization, which may include submitting a resume, cover letter, and any other requested documents.
  • Network: Additionally, consider networking on Handshake by connecting with employers, alumni, and other students who may be involved in research or related fields. Networking can lead to valuable insights, advice, and potential opportunities.
  • Check Notifications: Keep an eye on your Handshake notifications for updates on new opportunities, messages from employers, and other relevant information.
  • Stay Active: Finally, continue to engage with Handshake regularly by updating your profile, exploring new opportunities, and staying connected with the Handshake community. This will increase your chances of finding and securing student research opportunities.


College and Departmental Research Focused Programs

Many research events occur at the departmental or college level; ask your faculty mentors and advisors for updates on opportunities.

Chemistry NSF-REU program

This program offers interdisciplinary research experiences at the forefront of the chemical sciences. A unique aspect of our REU program is that all projects will involve collaboration between research groups, both experimental and computational.