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Jobs and Internships



Each year, the Public Policy Center (PPC) and Iowa Social Science Research Center (ISRC) hire more than 100 students in research, data collection, and administrative support. Many of our undergraduate students are trained by the ISRC in social science research activities, including data collection methodology and human subjects training; others work on faculty-led projects at the PPC as graduate and undergraduate Research Assistants; and several students join our IT and Communications teams each year.

The ISRC offers employment opportunities to students with an interest in social science research services and support. ISRC student employees assist with survey data acquisition, transcription and data entry. We are currently fully staffed, but please check back regularly as we will update our website when we have student research positions available. Contact for more information.

Our Media/Communications team offers a year-long internship for juniors and seniors with an interest in marketing, social media, journalism, or other related fields. Our media intern helps manage our social media and website activities; conducts interviews; writes stories about our research, events, and people; and assists with event production. Hours are flexible and average 10 hours per week – this is a UI student position. Internships generally start in May and last for 12 months. For more information, please contact

Other open positions are posted here.


Pomerantz Career Center Opportunities

Click to learn more about internship and mentoring opportunities available through the Pomerantz Career Center.

Division of Student Life

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UI Center for Advancement

Alumni and students can click to learn more about ways to get involved on campus, or find career and professional development resources.

Science Alliance Internship Program

The Science Alliance Internship Program supports first and second year students interested in exploring research on campus. The program aims to enrich the undergraduate experience through coursework, mentor matching, career guidance, and creating a cohort of students with similar interests in science and research. Lab wages of $12/hour and access to a summer program for Science Alliance Interns will be provided.