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Discover what it’s like to work here. Students seeking challenging internships and talented professionals seeking full-time positions both have a place with the top tech companies at the Research Park. Explore job opportunities at the University of Illinois Research Park — a blend of startups and multinational companies on the same campus as one of the world’s top research institutions. Hear from Dr. Jennifer Kim, the Assistant Director of Talent, about these job opportunities in her presentation with Gies Career Services.

Students

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Launch your career at the University of Illinois Research Park! Research Park companies offer students flexible employment opportunities, promoting real-world work experience outside of the classroom. Whether it’s an internship or a part-time job, students have the opportunity to work here at the Research Park alongside professionals, entrepreneurs, and Fortune 500 leaders.

The student workforce at Research Park is comprised international and domestic students from all majors and colleges. Whether a freshman or PhD student,  you can apply your skills and prepare for full-time employment through training, education, and collaboration. Internships in Research Park allow you the opportunity to make a real difference within a company where you are valued. In some cases, interns are offered full-time employment after graduation.

There are many perks to being an intern at Research Park, including the Park’s on-campus location, making getting here easy. Interns have access to many resources like professional development and networking events geared toward students.

For updates,  join our student Listserv.

Professionals

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Grow your career at the University of Illinois Research Park! From startups to Fortune 500 corporations, Research Park is filled with over 120 companies who are actively looking to expand their diverse teams.

Research Park provides high-wage jobs for a highly-skilled workforce in a technology community that values professional development, networking, and fun. Full-time and part-time positions are available for professionals seeking a career within the Research Park.

Amenities provided by Research Park for its employees include on-site daycare, electric vehicle charging, the I Hotel and Conference Center, workout facilities, free parking and networking and social events.

Join the CU Community

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Champaign-Urbana’s various attractions offer its residents a fulfilling big city living experience without the big city traffic. The CU area boasts international film festival Roger Ebert’s Ebertfest, the annual Illinois Marathon, affordable housing and Krannert Center–the leading university-based performing arts center.

Champaign-Urbana is consistently cited as a bike-friendly community, and has been named a Top 10 Best Green City, a Top 10 Hottest Tech City and is home to one of the Top 5 Farmers’ Market in Illinois. Visit YoureWelcomeCU.com to learn more about what Champaign-Urbana can offer you.

The affordable housing, easy commutes, and cool jobs makes Champaign-Urbana the ideal environment, so you can work here, live here, and play here.

Technology Training Program

The University of Illinois Research Park is launching a free technology training program to increase skills in programming and data analytics that will elevate the tech sector workforce in Champaign-Urbana.

The program will train students and professionals seeking programming skills needed for technical roles and project work. Participants also will receive coaching and mentoring by experienced local tech professionals.

The Research Park Technology Training Program application is now open and interested participants are required to apply by June 29, with workshops scheduled to start on July 7.

Learn more and apply for the program here.

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All Research Park corporations and startups hire independently. Please direct questions regarding specific applications to the company.

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