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. Link to recording.

Research Internship Application Process

  • Complete the online profile form that will be used during the internship interview process. You will receive a copy of your submission via email.
  • Round 1 interviews
    • Online project database available to students: Friday, Oct. 1 (6pm). Students may begin contacting faculty for interviews at this point. Please be sure to check the database periodically, as new projects may be added.
    • Interview period: Monday, Oct. 4 - Friday, Oct. 22
    • Link to the online Internship Preference Form will be posted on Monday, Oct. 18
    • Submit online Internship Preference Form for Round 1 by Sunday, Oct. 24 at 11:59pm
    • Notification of Round 1 matches: Tuesday, Oct. 26
  • Round 2 interviews
    • Interview period: Thursday, Nov. 4 - Tuesday, Nov. 16
    • Link to the online Internship Preference Form will be posted on Wednesday, Nov. 10
    • Submit online Internship Preference Form for Round 2 by Thursday, Nov. 18 at 11:59pm 
    • Notification of Round 2 matches: Tuesday, Nov. 23

Winter & Spring


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