Science Alliance Internship Program

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The Science Alliance Internship Program supports first and second year students interested in exploring research on campus. The program aims to enrich the undergraduate experience through coursework, mentor matching, career guidance, and creating a cohort of students with similar interests in science and research. Lab wages and access to a summer program for Science Alliance Interns will be provided.

Science Alliance Interns will enroll in BIOL:1808 – Ways of Knowing Science (1 s.h.) or IBA:1041 – Student Development Seminar (1 s.h.) depending on the student’s point of entry into the program. Course should be determined with assistance from program staff.


  • access to UI research faculty looking for undergraduate researchers
  • assistance in matching with research mentor
  • hands-on research experience, seminars and conferences
  • career counseling
  • hourly wages for laboratory research (year-round) and on-campus room & board (summer)