Internship Timeline

WISP 2021-2022: Potential Changes

The plan for the WISP research internship program is as follows:

  • Interviewing and matching: fall term
  • Research experiences: winter and spring terms

Be sure to monitor the WISP website and communications for any changes to the research internship program process and/or schedule. The WISP program will remain active throughout the year, regardless of any potential pandemic-related restrictions (e.g. restrictions on access to campus facilities, including research facilities and labs), although the timeline and format may change.


Information Sessions:

  • What is WISP? Virtual session, September 22, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Link to recording. 
    • Introduction to the WISP community (programs, events, and resources)
    • Learn about the WISP Peer Mentor Program and sign up to get a mentor
  • WISP Research Internship Information Session October 1, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, to be held virtually. Event link:, passcode 612357
    • Overview of the program and application, including tips on how to successfully navigate the process
    • Anyone potentially interested in the program is strongly encouraged to attend

Research Internship Application Process

  • Round 1 interviews
    • Online project database available to students: Friday, Oct. 1 (6pm). Students may begin contacting faculty for interviews at this point.
    • Interview period: Monday, Oct. 4 - Friday, Oct. 22
  • Submit online Internship Preference form for Round 1: Sunday, Oct. 24, by 11:59pm
    • Link to the form will be posted on Monday, Oct. 18
  • Notification of Round 1 matches: Friday, Oct. 29
  • Round 2 interview period: Tuesday, Nov. 2 - Friday, Nov. 12 
  • Submit online Internship Preference form for Round 2: Sunday, Nov. 14, by 11:59pm 
    • Link to the form will be posted on Monday, Nov. 8
  • Notification of Round 2 matches: Monday, Nov. 22

Winter & Spring


  • Intern Orientation Session (mandatory): first week of winter term classes
  • First term of internship research: January 4 - March 4