Each semester I work with several undergraduate students who contribute to ongoing research projects (read a description here). Research assistants in our research group typically assist with tasks such as recruiting participants from various communities, transcribing interviews, preparing online surveys in Qualtrics, entering data, coding qualitative data, or assisting with literature reviews. The tasks vary from semester to semester though, and often only one or two of these tasks are the focus of a given semester. We have weekly group meetings, and students who stay a second semester or longer are expected to carve out their own focus within the existing projects and present a poster at Academic Spree Day.
If you are an undergraduate student interested in becoming a research assistant in our research group, you can apply to join the research course (Psyc 225: Research on Collective Victimization and Oppression) that is offered every semester for course credit (counts towards the research requirement in the Psychology major). In your application, please indicate why you are interested in these particular research topics, which previous research experience you have and which relevant courses you have taken (including the grades you received in these courses),and which cultural contexts you are familiar with.