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UF/IFAS Office of the Dean for Research

UF/IFAS Office of the Dean for Research

About the Paid Summer Internship Program

The application period will close on Monday, February 1, 2021.

This internship program is a cooperative effort between the College of Agricultural Sciences (CALS) and the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station. Interns are supervised by a FAES faculty member and are paid $560 per week ($14 per hour) for six weeks full time, or the hours can be spread out over the entire summer. This internship program will place a priority on CALS students who have not previously held a research position. The Experiment Station has over 500 active research Projects located on the Gainesville campus and at Research and Education Centers throughout Florida. Each project has specific goals and objectives that the intern will have the opportunity to help achieve.

All submissions require a CV/resume (in pdf form). If you have questions about the 2021 summer research internship program, please see our Frequently Asked Questions before contacting the UF/IFAS Office of the Dean for Research.

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 any additional questions, please contact UF/IFAS Senior Associate Dean for Research John Davis at, or call the office at 352-392-1784.