Research-Focused Student Employment

The EURēCA! Work-Study Program facilitates the use of work-study financial aid assistance by undergraduate students who are  pursuing professionally relevant research, creative, or other scholarly activities, while being supervised and mentored by CU Denver or CU Anschutz faculty.

Details for Students

Details for Faculty

Spark a EUReCA! Moment

Faculty in the EURēCA! Work-Study Program create content-rich work-study jobs for undergraduates in any discipline. Our office promotes your positions to undergraduates and reviews applications on a first-come first-serve basis.

We provide interested students with a brief orientation and professional development opportunities, including resume writing, professionalism, and safety. Additionally, our office hires the student and provides payroll support.

Zero Cost
Even better, there's no cost to you! When you hire a work-study student assistant, the EURēCA! program pays a quarter of the hourly wage with the federal government covering the rest.

Be a Mentor
We are seeking mentors from both CU Denver and CU Anschutz Medical Campus in all disciplines, and preference will be given to positions that are suitable to undergraduates in their first year or two at the university.

If you have an idea for a position, make it work-study. If you need extra hands in the lab, studio, or library, make it work-study! Read the EUReCA! mentor handbook for more details.

Work-Study Job Role Examples

  • Conduct a preliminary literature search
  • Download, clean, and align DNA sequence data
  • Conduct outreach for K-12 students at on-campus events
  • Transcribe interviews;
  • Digitize archived media collections

Questions about sponsoring a EURēCA! Work-Study Student Assistant or about the application? Please email Erin Golden, PhD, or Undergraduate Research Advisor, Liz Evans,