College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
The George Washington Carver (GWC) Internship Program is conducted by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and consists of programs funded through different sources and tied to several colleges at Iowa State University (ISU).
The 8 week summer research program for undergraduates exposes students to research by matching them with a faculty mentor in their area of interest and allows interns to become familiar with lives of graduate students in a large university and with living in Iowa. Interns participate in weekly seminars and social, cultural, and educational activities in addition to their research experience.
In 2013 the program runs from June 8 to August 3. Undergraduate students are provided with room and board on campus, round-trip airfare, and a stipend of $2,500. Mentors and/or their departments pay one half of the stipend, matched by the College. Residence assistants are available evenings and weekends for support and program coordinators are in frequent contact with each intern. Interns are to complete a research project, prepare an abstract and written report, and present their work (oral or poster) at the Research Symposium at the end of the program.
Undergraduate students eligible for the GWC summer internship must be:
- U.S. citizens or permanent residents
- 3.0 or above student at his/her university
- A rising undergraduate sophomore, junior, or senior
- Pursuing an undergraduate degree in science with interest in graduate school