Ta Corrales Sanchez, former D-Lab UROP, working in the D-Lab shop.
Ta Corrales Sanchez, former D-Lab UROP, working in the D-Lab shop.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Join an existing research project with one of our research staff members as a UROP! You may also propose a research project you have developed from work done in a D-Lab class or on a D-Lab fieldwork trip. See below for current listings!

Compensation for UROPs

  • MIT students may receive pay or credit, or volunteer
  • Non-MIT students may receive credit or volunteer

Find an MIT D-Lab UROP position

Visit the MIT ELx website to find both UROPs (and Experiential Learning Opportunities). Search "D-Lab."

Summer 2024 UROPs through ASPIRE

ASPIRE, launched in 2021, is a five year cooperative program with MIT, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala (UVG), and the Guatemalan Exporters Association (AGEXPORT) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).


  • MIT Students
    All registered MIT undergraduates in good academic standing, including transfer students.
  • Wellesley College Students
    Cross-registered Wellesley undergraduates participating through the MIT-Wellesley Exchange Program (credit only).
  • Students participating in an official MIT Undergraduate Exchange
    During their semester(s) of study at MIT.

More information

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Nancy Adams, MIT D-Lab Communications Officer