Finding a Research Opportunity

Taking a class that has sparked your interest? Want to learn more and become a part of the research process? Talk to your professor! This is usually the first step in finding an engaging research opportunity on or off Tulane's campus. Faculty in the School of Liberal Arts are actively engaged in research that takes them all over the world, and students can often play an integral role in this research.

Other resources include:

  • Tulane's Office of Undergraduate Research is a great place for all students to begin searching for engaging research experiences. Tulane University Research Network is a searchable database encouraging undergraduate involvement in the Newcomb-Tulane College research and creative community. Faculty members use this site to post current research assistantships that are available in their offices, and students can use the network to find and apply to the projects that interest them.
  • Tenenbaum Sophomore Tutorials bring together world-class faculty and students in small, team-taught seminars and individual tutorial discussions, creating the ideal conditions for intellectual exchange for the entire academic year. This is a competitive opportunity to learn and explore your intellectual passion as well as do humanistic research in a personalized setting.

Internships can offer "on-the-job" experience related to your career interests or current field of study. A variety of opportunities are available across campus, including:

  • Internships through Tulane Career Services
  • Middle American Research Institute (MARI) interns assist with the day-to-day maintenance of the Institute's various collections and efforts to update databases and educational resources. Student interns are trained in basic artifact and document handling procedures, working with databases, and other programs for creating educational content. The M.A.R.I. Internship Program is open to Tulane sophomores, juniors, and seniors and can fulfill the 2nd tier of the public service graduation requirement.
  • Tulane Remote Internship Program (TRIP) is for students who have completed their first or second year at Tulane. The internships are primarily project-based with weekly meetings to monitor student progress and learn more about the company. Interns will work 10-15 hours per week for the duration of the program, and the duration will be 4-6 weeks based on the employer’s preference.