Find Undergraduate Research Assistant Positions

The Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research facilitates the posting of paid (i.e. hourly wage) undergraduate research assistant positions within Handshake.  Working closely with faculty and acquiring the skills that are at the core of a discipline is invaluable experience for students.  We encourage students to review available research assistant positions periodically and to apply for those that are closely aligned with their academic interests.

To view posted undergraduate research assistant positions within Handshake:

  1. Login to GW Handshake.
  2. Under Position Type, select Internship from the drop-down menu.
  3. Enter CUFR as a Keyword.

Additionally, the Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research posts non-wage undergraduate research assistant positions.

Current Available Non-Wage Positions:


Dr. Kazue Hashimoto-Torii is seeking an undergraduate research assistant to join her dynamic lab in the Center for Neuroscience Research, beginning this summer and continuing next year.

The student will have an opportunity to perform bioinformatics analysis of Genomics Data at Children's National Medical Center.  More details about the Dr. Hashimoto-Torii's lab may be found at:

A stipend may be available for a summer research assistant; academic credit is available.  There also are free shuttle buses that run between GW and Children's National.

Desired Qualifications: Familiarity with Python & Matlab.

Please submit resume, cover letter and transcript to [email protected]

Desired Start Date: 06/30/2018


Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences:

Dr. Glora Pedersen is seeking two undergraduate research assistants to support a systematic review.  The systematic review focuses on the onset of depression in adolescence, and the Global Mental Health lab is looking for two research support volunteers to help in extracting fields from articles, organizing items in excel, and other relevant items to carrying out literature review searches.  Combination of working in the office and remotely, access to library support is a plus.

Desired Qualifications: Background in mental health education, psychology,social science or relevant field desirable but not necessary. Must have experience working with Excel, DropBox and Google Docs. Experience with EndNote a plus but not required. Looking for open ability, 10-15 hours a week to commit, though more hours may be possible.

Please submit a resume to [email protected]

Application Deadline: 9/15/2018 

Desired Start Date: 10/04/2018


Mental Health Studies:

The Laboratory of Military Stress Studies at the Uniformed Services University of Health Services (located in North Bethesda near the White Flint Metro Station) is seeking a research assistant.  The volunteer research assistant will be assigned to a variety of research projects, depending on research team's needs at the time. This RA will be exposed to program evaluation research, qualitative research on barriers to mental health treatment within the military, and additional military-focused research.

Potential Responsibilities:

  • Transcribe audio files of focus groups exploring the factors which contributed to delays in seeking mental health treatment among service members
  • Conduct literature reviews, format references using specific style guidelines, and write literature summaries
  • Attend Research Directorate meetings and brief out task/project progress
  • Contribute to research/training products (e.g. fact sheets, presentations, survey summaries)
  • Data entry using MS Excel
  • Survey construction and data retrieval using online Surveymonkey platform
  • Basic data summary and analysis (experience with SPSS software is a plus)


Minimum requirement of 8 hours per week for one semester.  Academic credit may be arranged.

Desired Start Date: January 2019

Please send cover letter, resume, and preferred schedule (during Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm) to Sybil Mallonee.


If you have any questions about finding undergraduate research assistant positions, please contact us at [email protected].