Find dynamic, engaging opportunities

We believe some of the best learning happens beyond the classroom. That's why our department focuses heavily on connecting students with hand-on, engaged learning experiences in the form of internships and undergraduate research.

These experiences are great ways to apply knowledge from the classroom to the real-world. By applying your skills to solving real world problems, you have the chance to explore different career paths and specializations that suit your interests. In addition, the extra experience gained will boost your marketability. 

Keep an eye out on this page for upcoming internship and summer research opportunities.


Scientists in Parks (SIP) Fellow Program

The Scientists in Parks (SIP) Fellows program is now accepting applications from current upper-level undergraduate and graduate students for summer 2022 opportunities with the National Park Service. Each opportunity with the SIP Program affords a distinct and memorable experience with projects that vary based on location, focus, and complexity. This year's projects include tracking coral reefs at War in the Pacific National Historical Park, community-based education and outreach at Everglades National Park, and surveying pollinator abundance at Yosemite National Park. Visit the website to get the full list of 2022 opportunities!

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Summer Undergraduate Research

Other Opportunities

Upward Bound Tutors Needed

Tutoring sessions will take place Monday - Thursday from 3:00 - 4:50 p.m. at Waterloo East and West High school.

Evening tutoring will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays in a virtual capacity through Zoom from 5:30 - 7:20 p.m.

We are seeking tutors in the following areas:
Math: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus/Calculus, Statistics, and IB Math
Science:  Earth & Space Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Pre-IB Advanced Integrated Life & Physical Science, and IB Bio and Chemistry.
English: English 9, English 10, American Literature & Composition, AP English Language/Literature & Composition, Fundamentals of Oral Comm, Composition I/II, IB English, and other English Electives
World Language: Spanish I - Spanish IV, French I - French IV

The most critical need for tutors is for our afternoon tutoring sessions that take place in-person at East and West High from 3:00 - 4:50 p.m. The expected hours that tutors would need to be available would be from 2:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Monday - Thursday. The evening sessions on Tuesday and Thursday only require tutors to be "on-call" from 5:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. The expectation would be that tutors be available for both afternoon and evening tutoring sessions.

Tutors earn $12/hour for undergraduate students and $15/hour for graduate students/professionals. These hours are for hours worked directly with our scholars.

Positions to start, tentatively, on January 20. For application, please email: