Research and Internships
Emory University is one of the nation's leading liberal arts and research universities, building on an uncommon combination of campus-based resources and global partnerships. Where we are truly unique, however, lies in the experiential learning opportunities we provide at the undergraduate level. In addition to tackling rigorous academic coursework and projects, Emory undergraduates participate in research and internships that deepen their liberal arts learning and develop foundational skills to build on in graduate school, work, and life.
Emory College and Oxford College faculty and staff welcome the chance to work with undergraduates as they conduct research and explore internship opportunities. Undergraduates pursuing research positions get to take advantage of Emory's exceptional facilities and laboratories, and have a hands-on role with cutting-edge projects. Students can intern on-campus, in Atlanta, throughout the United States and the world, with about 2,000 internships locally and 10,000+ globally. Our campuses and proximity to Atlanta enhance these learning experiences, as do the University's seven graduate and professional schools and library facilities. Learn more about the research and internships opportunities that foster collaborative and cross-disciplinary intellectual growth at Emory College and Oxford College, by clicking on the links below.
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Undergraduate Research at Emory CollegeEmory College faculty and staff support undergraduate research in many ways, providing opportunities for students to participate in mentored research in all fields. Over the past academic year, 48 percent of students conducted research with faculty, and 27 percent researched independently with faculty support. Research spans all disciplines including the humanities, arts, sciences, and social and behavioral studies. Motivated first-year students can even participate in the many opportunities available.
Undergraduates interested in conducting research can do so both domestically and abroad through Scholarly Inquiry and Research at Emory (SIRE). SIRE promotes undergraduate research projects through grants, faculty-student research partnerships, and summer research stipends. SIRE programs include independent grants, the Research Partners Program, and summer partnerships and travel awards.
The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) is a program supporting undergraduates who wish to explore, experience, and conduct cutting-edge scientific research. During the 10-week summer program, SURE Fellows conduct full-time research and develop the scientific skills most important to success in a professional career. The program culminates in a poster symposium where students formally present their work to esteemed faculty.
InternshipsMost Emory students will have at least one internship during their four years. Students can intern starting in their freshman year, and can choose from opportunities in Atlanta, throughout the United States, and across the globe. The Career Center provides extensive resources to assist student in securing an internship position, whether one of the nearly 2,000 internships in Atlanta or 10,000+ globally. In addition, students find the tools needed to effectively interview and land an internship, such as mock interviewing, career assessment, pre-professional counseling, and more.
Atlanta is the business and cultural center of the South, making for lots of internship experiences. Recently, students have interned with organizations as diverse and impressive as The Coca-Cola Company, the NBA Atlanta Hawks, CNN, The Carter Center, Deloitte, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).