We sponsor a number of student projects in the areas of distributed systems and networking. Through these projects you can gain exposure to our research areas, potentially contribute to cutting-edge research, and certainly gain a lot of experience building real working systems. Although most of the projects are short-term (one or two quarters), they are a nice way to get involved with our group. Quite a few of them have turned into great publications!
To get an idea of what it means to work with us or discuss potential project ideas you can talk to any of the members.
As a side note, remember that you can get credit for these projects as an undergraduate through a CS-399, or as a graduate student with a CS-499.