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The Richmond Guarantee

Every traditional undergraduate student is guaranteed funding of up to $4,000 for one summer research or internship experience before they graduate.

UR Summer Fellowships
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Internships

Internships are critical to the education experience. Students can apply their knowledge and gain traction in the professional world (nationally, more than two-thirds of large employers made full-time job offers to their interns in 2012). The search begins in SpiderConnect, where recruiting organizations post job and internship openings.

Career Services
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Undergraduate Research

With the University’s resources and generous grant funding, students who want to do research can find support and a faculty mentor to guide them. Students collaborate with faculty on research as early as the first year, sharing findings at regional and national conferences, through papers published in scholarly journals, and at the School of Arts & Sciences’ annual student research symposium.

Collaborative Research

Faculty-mentored research experiences allow students to pursue original intellectual discovery while also providing them with the laboratory, field, or archival experience that positions them 
to compete successfully for admission and fellowships to elite graduate programs.

Students collaborate with faculty on research as early as the first year, sharing findings at regional and national conferences, through papers published in scholarly journals, and University symposia.

Guaranteed funding for one summer research or internship experience for every undergraduate
faculty members served as mentors for summer fellows in 2014
195 faculty and staff have received 485 grants totaling nearly $50 million in research funding since 2007
In 2014, over 300 fellowships were awarded, totaling over $1 million
Focus areas of UR Summer Fellowship awardees

Competitive Internships

Internships in fields ranging from healthcare to nonprofits are essential avenues to jobs after 
graduation, and the search begins with Career Services.

In the case of unpaid internships, UR Summer Fellowships enable students to pursue those opportunities 
that, taken early in their academic career, position them to secure subsequent paid internships 
and gain traction in the professional world.