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Come Work With Us!: Seeking an Office of Undergraduate Research Summer Student-Worker

Come Work With Us!: Seeking an Office of Undergraduate Research Summer Student-Worker

The Office of Undergraduate Research is seeking an energetic, outgoing, and conscientious student-worker to assist in the office’s numerous in-person summer endeavors. This is an opportunity to collaborate with a professional staff to plan and execute the mission of undergraduate research at WVU while practicing skills in leadership, strategic communications, and web development. For student-workers who go above and beyond in these summer 2022 duties, a more permanent student-worker position with the office for the 2022-2023 academic year may be available.

Summer duties will include the following:

  • Participate in recruitment tabling for the Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP) during the New Student Orientation information fair each weekday afternoon in June, alongside and under the direction of office staff.

  • Help with organization and implementation of activities for participants of the First2 Summer Immersion Program (such as workshops, group dinners, and recreation), at the direction of the Summer Program leaders.

  • Design, schedule, and upload regular social media posts to the office’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages that are creative, informative, and relevant to our summer activities and programming needs, under the direction of office staff.

  • Help maintain and update the Office of Undergraduate Research website, at the direction of an office program coordinator.

  • Help develop a digital research archive project.


The student will be expected to work around 15 hours per week from May 16 - July 29.

Requirements for the position are as follows:

  • Be in Morgantown this summer and available to be in-person on the downtown campus most (if not every) weekday(s).

  • Prior participation in the Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP), which is necessary for effective recruitment tabling at New Student Orientation.

  • Maintain a consistent schedule and maintain daily contact with the office staff. 

  • Familiarity with Mail Chimp, Canva, graphic design, HTML, coding, and Microsoft Office systems (such as Excel and Word) are preferred. Evidence of strong writing and editing skills are requested. 

  • Willingness to support additional projects focused on recruitment, writing, and record keeping if the need arises.


Applicants should demonstrate a passion for undergraduate research, good interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and the ability to self-organize.

If you are interested, please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and any links to a portfolio or samples of your work to by April 1, 2022.

Expected amount of student-workers: [1]