Student Involvement

UROP is also proud to provide opportunities for students to get involved with implementing program operations and services. From participating on the UROP Ambassadors, UROP Student Editorial Board, UROP Volunteers, or simply working at the UROP Office, students develop a strong sense of ownership and commitment to enhancing the undergraduate research culture at UCI, in addition to developing their own skills. Students interested in these positions need to demonstrate strong interest and advocacy for undergraduate research or creative activities, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, outstanding work ethics, and overall commitment to excellence. They are the catalysts that will further energize the undergraduate research culture at UCI. 
  
  
UROP Student Employees
  

UCI undergraduates also have the opportunity to be employed at UROP and assist with advising or other administrative duties. You need to be available for at least ten hours a week. Pay rate varies depending on qualifications and experience. 
  
If you wish to work at UROP, please complete a Job Application, and submit it to the UROP Office, or send it as an attachment to urop@uci.edu
  
  
UROP Volunteers
  
UROP offers all undergraduates the opportunity to volunteer and contribute to the success of the program. Students can be involved in a variety of support activities for the program including publicity, research, office support, outreach, and Symposium preparation. 
  
Eligible students may receive 1.3 units of credit through a University Studies course for their involvement with UROP. The course requires 30 documented hours and a five-page paper reflecting on the experience. Students who participate will gain valuable knowledge in a dynamic and growing area of undergraduate education. 
  
To become a UROP volunteer, fill out the Volunteer Application, and drop it off at the UROP Office or attach it to an e-mail sent to urop@uci.edu.

  
Hear what former students had to say about their experiences! 

"I recommend this experience to anyone because working for UROP is an excellent way to get started on becoming more active and involved on campus." 
- Joyce A. Komanapalli
  
"One of the most important skills I will take with me from this experience is cooperation with other people." 
- Caroline Tran 
  
"Volunteering for UROP made me see things I failed to understand before." 
- Rose David Reyes 
  
"The hours that I spent working with UROP were hours well spent, and I will forever cherish the moments in my heart."
- Manjeet Sandhu 
  
"I feel I learned about organization and problem-solving." 
- Sejal Parekh 

UROP Ambassadors

As a UROP Ambassador, you promote a culture of undergraduate research in all disciplines, expand the awareness of UROP among undergraduates, provide peer support and assistance to undergraduates, and develop communication and leadership skills. You are expected to work an average of six hours per week. The duration of your appointment is for one year, renewable upon excellent performance. You will receive a stipend as a small token of appreciation. 

Please click on UROP Ambassadors to view their profiles, send them an e-mail and ask questions.

If you wish to join the Ambassadors, please complete the Ambassador Application, and submit it to the UROP Office, or send the packet as attachments to urop@uci.edu

UROP Student Editorial Board

As a member of the Board, you take part in the evaluation, editing, and publication processes of The UCI Undergraduate Research Journal. Students are selected based on their research experience, editing and writing skills, in addition to qualities we seek in every student. You are expected to spend an average of six hours per week working on the Journal. The duration of your appointment is for one year, renewable upon excellent performance. You will receive a stipend as a small token of appreciation. 

Please click on Journal Board to view the list of members who were involved in publication of most recent volume of the Journal.

If you wish to join the Board, please complete the Student Board Application, and submit it to the UROP Office, or send the packet as attachments to urop@uci.edu