Keep In Mind
These Are Paid Internships
WISP interns work 6-10 hours per week during winter and spring terms. Sophomores may work one or two terms, depending on their D-plans.
Interns are paid $10.00 per hour for up to 100 hours per term. This does count towards work-study requirements. Interns must complete the I-9 employment verification process prior to beginning their WISP internship.
Getting to Off-Campus Internships
Off-campus internships can be accessed through the Advance Transit bus system (it's free!).
Sophomores and Transfer Students
Sophomores: eligible for internships in chemistry, computer science, engineering, math, physics/astronomy.
- IMPORTANT NOTE: sophomores who find (or wish to find) a faculty research mentor on their own, should apply for the Sophomore Research Scholars program rather than a WISP internship. There are tips for finding faculty research mentors on the UGAR website.
Transfers: all internships are open to transfer women in their first year at Dartmouth.
You may not participate in another Dartmouth research program in the same year as a WISP internship (e.g. Sophomore Research Scholars, First-Year Research Experiences in Engineering)
Other Options for First-Year Research
WISP internship funding is only available for projects listed in the WISP online faculty project database. Other options for research in the first year:
- First-Year Research in Experiences in Engineering (FYREE): Research opportunities for first-year students who are considering a major in engineering.
- Students who apply for FYREE cannot apply for Round 1 of WISP matching. Students who apply for but are not accepted to FYREE may apply for Round 2 of WISP matching.
- Students may seek their own research opportunities. See the Finding a Faculty Research Mentor page on the UGAR website.