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Jobs and Research

Looking for work relevant to chemical engineering or a chance to get involved with research?

Fall and winter term opportunities

Faculty research

Many Chemical Engineering professors employ undergraduate students in their labs for credit or for pay. Learn more

The College of Literature, Science and Arts runs the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). Learn more on the LSA site

Instructional aide, tutor, grader positions

The department posts positions near the end of Fall and Winter term for Winter and Fall positions. Contact the Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Program Office at ChEUGOffice@umich.edu with any questions.

Cooperative education

Get valuable experience while retaining your student status as a coop. These two-term positions can put you at the top of the pile when you search for full-time work. Learn more

Summer opportunities

Internships

Internships are advertised through Engineering Careers, by 12twenty. Learn more from the Engineering Career Resource Center.

Faculty research

Professors employ undergraduate students in their labs for credit or for pay in the summer too. Learn more

Students at U-M can get a taste of graduate student life through the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program. In Chemical Engineering, priority for SURE admission is given to students entering their last summer prior to graduation. Learn more on the U-M SURE site. 
Visit our Research Programs for Undergraduates webpage to explore current Chemical Engineering faculty research projects available to SURE participants.

For U-M students considering applying to SURE, please note:

  • Chemical Engineering does not require any additional documents other than a resume.
  • Chemical Engineering faculty each develop their own processes for selecting candidates to join their labs. As such, faculty may contact candidates as part of their decision-making process.

Many other institutions offer summer research experience.

Cooperative education

Get valuable experience while retaining your student status as a coop. These two-term positions can put you at the top of the pile when you search for full-time work. Learn more