Rosenfeld Internship

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.

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Need More Information?

Research Grant Specialist

2155 Lagomarcino Hall
901 Stange Road
Ames, Iowa 50011-1041