Undergraduate Research

The Astronomy Program at Georgia State University often hires undergraduate research assistants during the summers. If you are a sophomore, junior, or senior undergraduate who is interested in carrying out astronomical research, you might consider joining teams of faculty, postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students in their research endeavors for a summer to see what professional astronomy is all about.

The start and end dates for the Summer Student Program are flexible, but will nominally cover the 12-week period from mid-May to mid-August. Pay will be $8.00 per hour, up to 40 hours per week. Research interests of the department’s faculty who plan to hire students this summer include nearby stars, stellar masses, interferometric techniques, active galactic nuclei, and black holes.

If you are interested in applying for a possible position, please fill out the application form that can be downloaded from the link below. Return the form and a current resume to Dr. Ben McGimsey (room 429, 1 Park Place, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30302) by March 31. If necessary, interviews will take place after the deadline. If you have questions, please feel free to call Dr. McGimsey at 404-413-6075, or email mcgimsey@chara.gsu.edu.

Download the application here!