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UF/IFAS Office of the Dean for Research

UF/IFAS Office of the Dean for Research

About the Paid Undergraduate Research Internship Program

Applications are closed. The next application cycle will open January, 2025.

For students:

This internship program is open to undergraduate students in a College of Agricultural and Life Sciences major or minor. In order to apply, students will be asked to submit a resume and to identify up to three potential faculty mentors with whom they would like to work.

Once the application is submitted, the potential mentors will receive an automated email containing the student’s information and describing how the faculty can initiate the matching process.

Students are strongly advised to contact these faculty before or immediately after submitting their application to maximize their chance of securing an internship.

For resume examples and online video guides, please visit the CALS Career Community. Students are encouraged to list activities from both college and high school, such as coursework, honor societies, volunteering, relevant work experience, clubs, and/or sports activities.

For faculty:

We have moved to a student driven process and no longer ask faculty to submit candidate projects. Instead, we ask students to connect with faculty to discuss potential projects prior to making a match.

Faculty aware of undergraduate students in CALS majors or minors who are interested in working in their lab should encourage those students to apply no later than February 29, and to specifically list the faculty member’s name in their application. If the student applies, the faculty will receive an automated email indicating the student’s interest in interning with their lab and describing the steps needed to initiate the matching process.


Opportunities for Credit

ALS 4911 Supervised Research in Agricultural and Life Sciences
These two courses are graded S-U. Students can take 0-3 credits that can be repeated with a change in content up to 6 credits. If enrolling for 0 credit, there is no tuition charge. Some departments have these courses offered specifically for the major. Consult with your faculty supervisor for the research prior to enrolling.
ALS 4915 Honors Thesis Research in Agricultural and Life Sciences
Independent research in agricultural and life sciences leading to an honors thesis. Student are mentored by a faculty member. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application. Prereq: junior standing, upper division GPA of 3.75 or higher and completed honors thesis proposal on file.


Contact Us

If you have questions about the undergraduate research internship program, please see our FAQs page before contacting Luca Mantegazza (