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George Washington Carver Internship Program

The 2022 Carver Interns sit in front of the Iowa State Campanile

Students accepted into the program will spend eight weeks on Iowa State’s gorgeous campus. Scholars will conduct research alongside various faculty mentors spanning diverse research areas. In addition to research, mentors will investigate and experience several food systems, agricultural processes, and the area food industry. Mentors will challenge scholars to address their potential barriers to entry and shortcomings. Lastly, scholars can take advantage of several opportunities to participate in professional development workshops.

Stipends, travel, housing, and meals will be provided. Further details of funding will be released upon acceptance into the program. 

Undergraduate Program

This program runs from Monday, June 3, 2024 - Thursday, August 1, 2024. The application closes Thursday, February 1, 2024, at 11:59 pm. 

We look forward to having you this summer! 

Note: Graduating seniors are eligible to apply. This program is not open to Iowa State University students.

We have provided an application preview to help the applicant prepare their responses to the application located here

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Letter of Recommendation Form

For more information on this incredible opportunity, please visit the George Washington Carver Internship Program and Cyclone Scholar Summer Research Experience pages or contact Carah Mabry at

Learn more about the past faculty mentors and scholars for the Cyclone Scholar Summer Research Experience: 2017; 2018; 2019; 2022

This work is supported by Undergraduate Research and Extension Experiential Learning Fellowships Proposal Number: 2019-05103/project accession no. 1021645 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.