Become a Research Ambassador!

Become a Research Ambassador!

  • April 16th, 2019

Interested in taking your research knowledge and skills to the next level? Become an OUR Research Ambassador! Applications are available to join this team of esteemed student researchers at the University of Alabama. Check out the requirements, obligations and opportunities below, and reach out to our Program Director Jackie Harrison with any questions.


∗ Must be currently enrolled in a degree program at The University of Alabama

∗ Be in and maintain good academic standing with a current GPA of at least 3.5 on cumulative coursework.

∗ Must have completed 3 semesters of study at The University of Alabama or completed ESP

∗ Must be able to positively represent The University of Alabama and demonstrate a strong level of commitment to programs and initiatives within the office and UA through student participation and leadership.

∗ Must be willing to volunteer a minimum of 2 recruitment events (URCA, lectures, Get on Board Day) per semester or when situations arise

∗ Have strong public speaking and interpersonal skills

∗ Be available for service assignments at daytime, evening, and weekend events

∗ Must be actively conducting research with UA faculty member or research scientist.

∗ Must be able to commit to a one year term based on the academic calendar (Fall-Spring).


∗ Ambassadors must attend bi-weekly meetings on Wednesday at 5pm (this changes per semester to fit with the most Ambassadors’ schedules).

∗ Must hold 2 hours of office hours in 124 Burke West during each semester on set schedule.

∗ Be available to mentor students looking to get more involved in undergraduate research.

∗ Assist in developing new workshops and informational sessions that would assist students interested in undergraduate research.

∗ Contact and speak to 2 classes monthly to promote ESP/URCA/URRC

∗ Assist in publicizing undergraduate research via social media.

∗ Be timely in responding to e-mail queries from prospective and current students

∗ Be available to work with the respective Colleges on specific recruitment activities such as Bama Bound, University Days, Transfer Day, Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Conference, etc.


∗ Gain public speaking, leadership, and mentoring experience

∗ Have the opportunity to aid in event planning

∗ Have an office on campus to hangout or study (OUR URRC Burke West 124)

∗ Participate in the coordination of a research conference

∗ The chance to work with and get to know some of the leading researchers at The University of Alabama

∗ Gain marketing experience