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Research Affiliate Program

The Research Affiliate Program (RAP) provides post-secondary students with opportunities to conduct innovative research and gain experience with federal organizations.


The research you conduct should be related to your degree program.


The maximum number of hours is at the discretion of the hiring manager. The work schedule should allow students to balance their work, studies, and personal lives.


RAP students can be paid with an hourly wage, a stipend, or a bursary. Check the job advertisement for payment information.