Resources for Finding Research Opportunities

UC Davis Departments

Undergraduate Research Center

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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

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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

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Visit the Global Learning Hub's site here to learn more about abroad and remote internship and research opportunities.


Image result for uc davis handshake 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

GDB Chats with Bianca Radut, GDB Academic Advisor

Winter 2022: 2:30-3:30 pm Thursdays

Zoom ID: 944 2328 9085

practicum chats

Research and Internship Institutes

Health-Related Internships

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

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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

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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

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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

VN Cares

Knights Landing One Health Center

Hmong Lifting Underserved Barriers (HLUB)

Gender Health Clinic

Nadezhda Clinic

UC Davis Health

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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 hs-resurg@ucdavis.eduClick HERE to apply.

Other Resources for Finding Research Opportunities

CDC Undergraduate Public Health  

UCD Prep Mé 

UCD Maternal Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement-Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP)

UCD Student Farm Fresh   

UCD Student Pantry