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In today's competitive job market, it is prudent to get involved outside of the classroom to set your resume apart from the crowd and to gain the skills that will enable you to advance in your career. As a honors student there are many opportunities available to you to explore during your time at Robert Morris University.

Contact honors@rmu.edu if you are considering applying for any of these programs. We can help with the application process and help identify any available sources of funding.

Students are also encouraged to attend the Honors Student Advisory Council meetings. As a member of SAC, students can suggest and help organize events for honors events each semester. All honors students are welcome to attend the meetings, which are usually held in the Honors Student Center, to share their ideas.

Research Opportunities

RMU and several national organizations offer research experiences on and off campus. Contact the University Honors directors or your faculty adviser to learn of opportunities in your discipline.

For a list of research interests of RMU faculty members, click on their individual profiles in the Faculty Directory.

Once you have completed your research, you may present it at the Undergraduate Research Conference at RMU or travel to the Northeast Region Honors Council's Annual Conference or the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. Funding for your trip can come from the Honors Travel Fellowships, which are part of the Honors Benefits at Robert Morris.


Many RMU academic programs have contacts at local companies to arrange for summer internships. Contact your faculty advisor for more information.

Aside from internships at local companies, there are many internship opporuntunities across the country that can earn you RMU credit. Contact the Honors Co-Directors if you have any questions or would like to apply to any of the following programs:

The Washington Center

Semester and summer corporate internships, government internships, coursework and/or education abroad opportunities for a wide variety majors and interests. Click here for more information about the Washington Center. RMU tuition can be applied to these programs. $2000 scholarships available for honors students in a NCHC member honors program (that's us) and additional scholarship money is available for Robert Morris University students.

The Fund for American Studies

Semester and summer internships, coursework and/or education abroad opportunities emphasizing economics, politics and philosophy. Click here for more information about the Fund for American Studies.

Education Abroad

The University Honors Program has a strong track record of participation in study abroad opportunities. Working with the Center for Global Engagement at RMU, the University Honors Program supports students in identifying, planning for and making the most of their education abroad experiences. The Fulbright Program is a prestigious sponsor of international experiences.

Honors students have traveled to Australia, Costa Rica, Ireland, Italy, Finland, Poland, and Israel among other countries.

NCHC Sponsored Programs

The National Collegiate Honors Council sponsors the Partners in the Park, the City as Text and Honors Semesters programs. RMU Patriot Scholars are eligible to apply for these programs and for scholarship money set aside by the NCHC for these programs.


Partners in the Park is a learning experience run by university faculty in cooperation with the U.S. National Park Service. Students travel to a national park and spend one week camping, attending seminars on historical, cultural and scientific aspects of the park and enjoying the recreational features of the park. Past Partners in the Park programs have included Acadia, Fire Island to Ellis Island, Big Thicket, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Grand Canyon-Parashant and Saguaro/Organ Pipe national parks. The NCHC offers student stipends for up to $200 towards travel experiences. These stipends are awarded through a competitive application process.

The City as Text and the longer-term site-specific Honors Semesters are structured learning opportunities that take advantage of the location. Students explore the environment and local culture in small teams through short-term laboratories or longer-term research projects. Past Honors Semesters have been in Washington, D.C., the Grand Canyon, New York City, El Paso, Appalachia, the Maine Coast, Iowa, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Greece, the Czech Republic, Spain, and the Southeast coast of the United States, on topics ranging from local culture to global concerns. Some of the programs provide students with upper-division honors transfer credit that can be applied to their graduation requirements.