Student Volunteer Opportunities

The UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART) welcomes interested students to apply for a volunteer position in a CART faculty research lab. CART also seeks to diversify representation in autism research by training and mentoring more students from underrepresented groups. We encourage those interested to reach out and learn more about opportunities available at CART.

Our CART faculty have expertise across a variety of disciplines including psychology, psychiatry, genetics, neuroscience, neurology, pediatrics, and education. Many of our CART faculty research labs are accepting student volunteers on a rolling basis. Read about CART faculty by clicking here.

CART also operates the Sigman Scholars Research Program for UCLA undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career focused on autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This rigorous 8-10 week summer research position sponsors students to work within CART faculty research labs. Click here to learn more about the Sigman Scholars Research Program.

We also welcome the opportunity to mentor students to gain funding from other competitive research programs in order to work in CART faculty research labs. Additionally, students may have the option of earning course credit for their lab work and completing an honor’s thesis or written senior project (199).

For more information on how to take advantage of these opportunities for research training and mentorship at CART, please contact us at

We hope to hear from you soon!