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Madison Metropolitan School District

High School Science Research Internship Program

The 11th Grade High School Science Research Internship Program is a partnership between MMSD and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 11th grade students from MMSD are partnered with researchers at UW-Madison each summer. The goal of the program is to provide an authentic science research experience for the intern. As the summer ends, interns design a scientific poster and the concluding event of the program is a scientific poster session. This allows the interns to communicate their findings to a larger audience and also to celebrate the completion of their internship with associates from the university, teachers, friends and family. 

Participants will earn:

  • MMSD academic credit
  • One academic credit from UW-Madison which is funded by MMSD
  • Wisconsin Youth Leadership Skill Certificate


  • Junior status at an MMSD high school at the time of application
  • Available for lab work 20-25 hours per week for 9 weeks during the summer
  • Attend an orientation meeting with a parent/guardian in March
  • Attend all group seminars on campus during the summer
  • Complete and present a formal scientific poster
  • Complete all requirements and documentation for the Wisconsin Youth Leadership Skill Certificate

Application Information

Informational/Q&A Meetings for the Summer 2021 SRI Program will be held in January.

Applications and two recommendations are due by January 12, 2022. The forms can be found here:

Please address questions to Pete Jaeger,

Visit the Research Internship Homepage for more information about the program!