OSR Graduate Student Intern Opportunity

We are recruiting! Learn more about the new Graduate Student Internship in the Office of Student Research!

About the Office of Student Research 

  1. Established in January 2020 to promote access to Learn by Doing Research, the Cal Poly Office of Student Research (OSR) is designed to:
  2. Increase transparency of access for student research opportunities in all disciplines 
  3. Work with campus partners to enhance existing student research programs and build capacity in new areas
  4. Support the professional development of mentors and mentees, with a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, justice & access
  5. Increase the funding available to support student research
  6. Develop, test, and integrate meaningful metrics that measure outcomes and impact

Opportunities for Professional Development & Leadership 

  • Assist or lead the coordination, communication, and/or implementation of events, including:
    • CSU Student Research Competition
      • Cal Poly Internal Competition, 2/23-2/24/24
      • CSU-wide Competition, 4/26-4/27/24
    • Cal Poly’s participation in the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), 4/8-4/10/24
    • Open House, 4/11-4/13/24
    • Cal Poly’s Celebration of National Undergraduate Research Week, 5/20-5/24/24
  • Support students, faculty, and professional research staff engaged in or seeking to engage in mentored research and creative activity, including via
    • Professional Development Workshops 
    • 1:1 and Group Advising (in-person and virtual)
  • Provide support for management of the Student Research Hub (38-101)
  • Participate in relevant OSR team meetings, trainings and events 
  • Other opportunities, as identified


  • Enrolled in a Cal Poly post-baccalaureate program (including blended students with graduate student standing)
  • Self-motivated and creative 
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Possess strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task 
  • Preferred: 
    • Prior or current student research experience and/or
    • Prior or current mentoring experience and/or 
    • Demonstrated interest and/or expertise in diversity, equity, inclusion, justice & access

Fellowship Amount: 

  • Graduate Fellowship $2,500/quarter – this amount is designed to make it possible for you to participate in the fellowship for 8-10 hours per week in Winter & Spring 2024 quarters
  • Note: We are currently recruiting for Winter & Spring 2024; the fellowship may continue, if the student remains interested and enrolled, through Summer 2024 and/or AY 2024-25

To Apply: 

For priority consider, please complete the application available by end of day on Th 1/18/24. Please note that the recruitment timeline may be impacted by the possible CFA strike, 1/22-1/26/24.

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