Internships and Summer Research


Summer after your sophomore year might be a good time for an internship. Some money is available to support students as they complete unpaid internships, but most funding is available to each student only once. You can look for an internship, volunteer, or employment opportunity near your home and apply for funding after your junior year, or find an opportunity somewhere else in the world this coming summer and apply this year. To learn more about internships and the funding process, please visit the CDC.

Summer Research Funding

ALANA Research Scholars Program

Administered by the Office of Academic Deans

The ALANA Research Scholars Program is intended for students who are of African American, Asian American, Latina, or Native American descent to find a distinctive summer research project with the support of a faculty mentor. It is our hope that these research fellows will pursue a PhD in humanities, arts, or social sciences, thereby working to increase the diversity in the academy. Preference will be given to students who want to conduct research during the summer after their junior year and who desire to continue their research into the senior year through an independent study which may culminate into a senior thesis.

Scholars will be selected by a faculty committee. Students will receive an award of $3,000 for domestic research projects and $3600 for international research projects.

Students must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average, evidence of required coursework and a faculty mentor recommendation. Admission to the program is selective.

Interested students must submit an application on LyonNet by March 28, 2014. Applicants in the process of applying for UAF Funding, and students with a UAF award in hand, will be considered. Students who are chosen as scholars may participate in COLL 211: Tying it all Together and present at the LEAP Symposium in the Fall following their summer experience.

If you have questions, please contact the Office of Academic Deans at 413-538-2855.