Opportunities, Research and Affiliations
Research in the Department
At any time in your search, you are encouraged to approach a faculty member for advice as well as to ask about pursuing independent research, either as a job (see Beyond Barnard) or as part of academic study. We encourage you to make an appointment with departmental faculty either as co-Chairs, instructors, or advisers. There are opportunities during the year in the department as well as with affiliates, and many structured, paid opportunities over the summer months, such as through SRI or Lamont and Earth Institute programs. See below for more info on how to organize your search, who to speak with, and where to go:
Summer internships & Senior research projects
We very strongly encourage all majors to do a summer internship between their junior and senior year. There are many opportunities discussed below for paid and unpaid internships. Many of these summer projects (but not all) might result in a senior thesis in the framework of the senior seminar. If you know what you are going to work on for your senior thesis by early in the spring semester of your junior year, you can take the senior seminar in the sequence spring (junior year) - fall (senior year). This allows you to bracket a summer internship, and be better prepared for the summer.