The Louise Rosenfeld Undergraduate Research Internship is designed to provide high-quality research experience to undergraduate students in the College of Human Sciences while they contemplate the possibility of study towards an advanced degree. The program offers interns opportunities to:
- Work with prestigious faculty.
- Engage in research that impacts human lives.
- Learn about current research in their academic field by receiving hands-on experience in conducting research.
- Gain working experience that positively influences student learning, attitude, and career choice.
When: Rosenfeld internships occur fall, spring, and summer semesters.
Learn more about the application process.
The successful Louise Rosenfeld Undergraduate Research Internship applicant will:
- Be enrolled in an academic department/major within the College of Human Sciences.
- Be classified as a junior or a senior.
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Desire the challenge of conducting innovative and exciting research.
- Be considering graduate school and obtaining an advanced degree.
- Have identified a faculty mentor who will supervise their research experience.
- Not have received this internship previously.
Finding a Research Project and Faculty Mentor
Take steps to find College of Human Sciences faculty with mutual research interests.
Explore faculty interests.
- Talk to College of Human Sciences faculty who you have enjoyed in class. Ask them what they are researching – maybe it will interest you, too.
- Use the faculty directory to check out faculty profiles to see what their research interests are.
- Make an appointment to talk to those faculty members whose research interests you share and ask whether they have research programs where you could assist.
- – Let them know about the Rosenfeld program and give them the web address for more information.
- – Talk to them about their current research and gain an understanding of the topic.
Identify a faculty member to work with.
- After meeting with faculty, determine who you may want to work with for an internship.
- Politely ask them if they would supervise you as a faculty mentor if you applied for a Rosenfeld internship.
- Tell them that when you apply, they will be contacted by the Dean’s office to complete a brief statement of support and detailed information about what will be accomplished during the internship.
- Discuss with them what specific projects or tasks you will be assigned to complete during the internship. You will need this information when filling in your application form.