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We are Hiring!

Are you ready to embark on a journey that enriches your academic experience and empowers your UCI peers to discover their research potential? The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) invites you to apply to become a UROP Peer Advisor for the 2024-2025 academic year (Fall Quarter 2024 – Spring Quarter 2025). We are looking for motivated undergraduate researchers across all disciplines—from the sciences to the humanities, engineering to social sciences, and beyond. Your unique perspective is essential in helping to create a supportive and diverse research environment at UCI.

Why Join Us?

As a UROP Peer Advisor, you will play a pivotal role in inspiring and guiding fellow students through their research journeys at UCI. This position offers a unique platform to share your passion for research and contribute significantly to fostering a vibrant research culture on campus.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Engage in outreach through class announcements and tabling on Ring Road.
  • Represent UROP at a variety of UCI events, including the Anteater Involvement Fair, Discover UCI, Celebrate UCI, and the Student Parent Orientation Program (SPOP), by engaging in activities such as tabling, participating as a panelist, or co-facilitating information sessions alongside professional UROP staff. In these roles, you will share your invaluable research experiences and highlight UROP opportunities.
  • Contribute to organizing and hosting our annual events, including the UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • Provide advising to UCI undergraduates through one-on-one appointments.
  • Provide front desk coverage and general office duties on an as-needed basis, including answering the phone and offering assistance to students with questions.
  • Attend weekly Peer Advisor meetings.  

Disclaimer: Please be aware that this position involves guiding and supporting undergraduate students on their research journeys. This role does not place you in a research opportunity.

Who We're Looking For:

  • UCI undergraduates, who have conducted college-level research, with a passion for research and community building.
  • Individuals with excellent organizational, public speaking, and interpersonal skills.
  • Individuals who are proactive, reliable, flexible, and capable of adapting to varied tasks and demands.
  • Students who thrive both independently and as part of a team.
  • Preferred, but not required: Creativity, especially if you’re familiar with using Canva, Instagram, and TikTok to create engaging content.
  • Preferred, but not required: Received support and/or recognition from UROP and/or experience presenting at the UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Commitment & Compensation:

  • This position is in-person and requires a commitment of 6-8 hours per week during UROP’s operational hours (M-F from 9 am to 5 pm), throughout the 2024-2025 academic year (Fall Quarter 2024 – Spring Quarter 2025).
  • Pay Rate: $16.00 per hour

Work study encouraged!

Application Timeline:

  • June 28, 2024: Applications Due
  • July 1 – 5, 2024: Review of Received Applications

  • July 8 – 12, 2024: Selected Applicants will be Invited for Zoom Interviews

  • Late July 2024: Job Offer Notifications 

  • September 16 – 20, 2024: Mandatory On-Site Training (Paid). Please note that the exact number of training days and times within this period are to be finalized and may be subject to change.

  • September 23, 2024: First official week of work, including participation in Anteater Involvement Fair

Important: The timeline provided is subject to change, and we reserve the right to adjust it as necessary.


If you have any queries or need further clarification, feel free to reach out to us at We’re here to help! Again, thank you for considering this opportunity and taking the time to apply. We look forward to the possibility of working with you.