Statistics & Data Science Opportunities

Experiential learning opportunities for statistics & data science students

Undergraduate Research

One of the most in-depth experiential opportunities available to Statistics and Data Sciences students is independent research within a faculty member’s research group.

On-campus Opportunities

SDS students participate in research on-campus during the academic year and in the summer. Funding may exist to support your research; deadlines for funding vary depending on the fellowship/stipend. Here are several units that may have opportunities that match your interests.
Center for Health & Environment: Education and Research
Good Systems
Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment 
Population Research Center     
Texas Advanced Computing Center
Machine Learning Laboratory                                                                                   
EUREKA - a searchable database of opportunities and faculty research interests at UT

Off-campus Opportunities

These programs often take place over 8-10 weeks in the summer and many times include a stipend and housing/travel support. They are competitive and require an application. Application deadlines and requirements vary, but are usually due in January or February and require at least one recommendation. 

National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) list of summer programs (search: Statistics and Data Sciences)

Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics and Data Science at Columbia

Pathways to Sciences list of summer programs in Statistics

MAA Undergraduate Research Opportunities 

AMS Summer Undergraduate Research Programs                                                                                       

Biostatistics Epidemiology Summer Training

Resources for Getting Involved and Funding a Research Experience


The purpose of an internship is to gain valuable skills and experience, explore and refine your career interests, and network with professionals in your field.  Also, internships allow you to apply concepts you have learned in the classroom in a real-world, work environment.  

CNS Career Services is your college resource for career exploration and internships. 

The Office of Experiential Learning offers weekly drop-in advising/consultations over Zoom for students who would like to discuss strategies for getting involved in experiential learning activities and connecting with CNS and campus resources. CNS undergraduates are invited to make an appointment with our team to learn more. The list below is a sample of opportunities and is not exhaustive.

Study Abroad

Short-term Programs
Semester-long Programs


CNS students can engage in entrepreneurial activities both in and out of the classroom. The Office of Experiential Learning offers weekly drop-in advising/consultations for CNS students seeking opportunities.

CNS Inventors Program
Entrepreneurship Resources Across Campus
Bridging Disciplines Programs – Innovation, Creativity & Innovation
Texas Convergent