Resources for Finding Research Opportunities
UC Davis Departments
Undergraduate Research Center
The URC is a great place for students to start thinking about research! You can visit the URC at the Student Community Center on campus, or view the website here. Their services include:
Internship and Career Center
The ICC can help students explore their career interests and offers appointments with many skilled career advisors. Explore the ICC website here.
Global Learning Hub
Visit the Global Learning Hub's site here to learn more about abroad and remote internship and research opportunities.
Handshake.com is a great resource for UC Davis students to find jobs and internships. Visit the website here to start searching for available opportunities!
Global Disease Biology Advising Center
Practicum Chats with Francesca De Las Alas, GDB Academic Advisor
Winter 2021: 4-5 pm Thursdays
Zoom ID: 594 410 8987
Research and Internship Institutes
Currently on pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
HRI’s are health-related internships offered each quarter in fields including medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, nutrition, and public health. Sign up through the ICC portal! Spaces are limited each quarter.
UC Davis MIND Institute
The UC Davis MIND Institute is a collaborative international research center, committed to the awareness, understanding, prevention, and treatment of the challenges associated with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Visit their website here to see a list of research labs within the center.
UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain
The Center for Mind and Brain (CMB) is devoted to supporting the collaborative work of world-class scientists from a broad spectrum of disciplines encompassing divergent social, biological, computational and medical perspectives. Find out more about ongoing CMB research projects here.
Perinatal Origins of Disparity (POD) Center
The Perinatal Origins of Disparities Center brings together behavioral science and technology research to better understand – and ultimately intervene in – prenatal and early life factors that affect later life health, specifically factors that are disproportionately present in disadvantaged communities.
UC Davis School of Medicine: Student-Run Clinics
Student-Run Clinics train students in delivering primary care services while simultaneously improving access to care in underserved communities.
All student-run clinics have an application process for interested undergraduate students. Please visit their websites to learn more!
Paul Hom Asian Clinic | Commitment to the Asian community
Clinica Tepatí | Primary care services for the Latino community
Imani Clinic | Healing begins with faith
Shifa Clinic | Culturally sensitive care for an ethnically diverse community
Joan Viteri Memorial Clinic | Health care for high-risk populations
Bayanihan Clinic | Culturally sensitive care to an extraordinarily diverse community.
The Willow Clinic | Serving people without homes
UC Davis Health
Emergency Medicine Research Associate Program (EMRAP)
The Emergency Medicine Research Associate Program (EMRAP) is a unique opportunity for undergraduates to learn about research and healthcare within a busy emergency department.
EMRAP typically recruits UC Davis students during:
- Late January to early February for start in Spring Quarter
- Late August to early September for start in Fall Quarter
- Late October to early November for start in Winter Quarter
Research Experience in Surgery
Research Experience in Surgery is a selective clinical research internship based in the UC Davis Medical Center's Department of Surgery.
Spring 2021 applications are now open. If you have any questions regarding the application or recruitment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Click HERE to apply.
Other Resources for Finding Research Opportunities
CDC Undergraduate Public Health Scholars: tinyurl.com/CUPScholars
UCD Prep Médico: tinyurl.com/prepmedicodavis
UCD Maternal Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement-Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP): tinyurl.com/MCHCRISEUP
UCD Student Farm Fresh Focus: tinyurl.com/ucdtableproject
UCD Student Pantry: https://thepantry.ucdavis.edu/