Over 75 research assistant positions from a variety of disciplines are available each year to Wooster students. Opportunities are available at off campus sites as well.

NOTE: Please complete the appropriate application for each program you wish to apply for.

Sophomore Research Program

The Sophomore Research Program provides opportunities for students to work as paid research assistants to Wooster faculty members. Through this program students become true partners with faculty in the research process and acquire an understanding of the process involved in conducting research.


Students are eligible to participate in the program from the second semester of their first year through the first semester of their junior year. Sophomore Research Assistants generally work three-seven hours per week for the semester and 20-40 hours per week during the summer.

Additional benefits for participants in this program include:

  • providing excellent preparation for future academic endeavors, such as Independent Study.
  • effective orientation with using the library.
  • learning to operate new equipment and computer programs.
  • enhancing critical thinking and writing skills.
  • building positive and mentoring relationships with faculty members.


Faculty members in any academic department are able to hire Sophomore Research Assistants.

Please contact Dean Christa Craven (ext. 2576) or Lindsey Millan (ext. 2576) with any questions.

Applied Methods and Research Experience Program (AMRE)
  • 8 weeks research experience
  • Paid stipend of approximately $4,400
  • Open to all majors
  • Students work with a team of students and a faculty member to consult businesses. Past clients have included Rubbermaid Inc., J.M. Smucker, and Goodyear Tire & Rubber
  • Applications are due February 21, 2020
  • More information
Wooster Digital History Project (WDHP)
  • 7-8 weeks research experience in public history and digital humanities
  •  Part-time and full time positions, paid stipend
  •  Open to all majors
  • The goals of the Wooster Digital History Project are: to create engaging digital resources in local history for Wooster and Wayne County; to give students the opportunity to learn and apply techniques of public history and digital humanities; and to connect the College and the community through local history.
  • Applications are due April 24, 2020
  • For more information contact Greg Shaya or Katie Holt
Physics Department NSF-REU
  • 9 weeks research experience
  • Paid stipend of approximately $6,500
  • Application consideration begins February 28, 2020
  • More information