Get Involved


The Research team mentors volunteers and student interns on a number of research and curatorial projects. Some areas have regular volunteer or intern needs (e.g., Herbarium, Library, Press) while other areas might only offer opportunities according to the needs of specific, grant-funded projects. Through partnerships with degree-granting organizations with which we have Memoranda of Understanding (e.g., Texas Christian University, University of Texas at Arlington, Tarleton State University), BRIT Research also occasionally sponsors graduate students on grant-funded projects. 


Research and Collections volunteers are vital to BRIT's long-term success. Anyone interested in becoming a new volunteer with Research, Press, Library, or Herbarium should begin by contacting the Volunteer Services team and filling out an application. If you have previously communicated with a staff member about a specific volunteer opportunity, please note that in your application.


The Research Department at BRIT currently offers volunteer internships to students on an as-needed basis according to the current needs of individual staff. We are working to secure funding for a future paid internship program. For more information about internship opportunities with Research, please visit


The Research Department conducts grant-funded projects that sometimes include funding for graduate students at the Masters and PhD level. Open graduate student positions are listed below as well as at the specific project pages.

*There are no current graduate student openings.