The 11th Grade High School Science Research Internship Program is a partnership between the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 11th grade students from MMSD are partnered with researchers at UW-Madison each summer. The goal of the program is to provide an authentic science research experience for the intern. As the summer ends, interns design a scientific poster and the concluding event of the program is a scientific poster session. This allows the interns to communicate their findings to a larger audience and also to celebrate the completion of their internship with associates from the university, teachers, friends and family.

Participants will earn:

  • MMSD academic credit

  • One academic credit from UW-Madison which is funded by MMSD

  • Wisconsin Youth Leadership Skill Certificate


  • Junior status at an MMSD high school at the time of application

  • Available for lab work 20-25 hours per week for 9 weeks during the summer

  • Attend an orientation meeting with a parent/guardian in March

  • Attend all group seminars on campus during the summer

  • Complete and present a formal scientific poster

  • Complete all requirements and documentation for the Wisconsin Youth Leadership Skill Certificate

Application Information and Timeline

Informational Meetings for the Summer 2019 SRI Program were held in November and December of 2018.

  • West High School: November 27th, 12:05 p.m., LMC
  • Memorial High School: December 4th, 12:05 p.m., Room 651
  • La Follette High School: November 28th, 11:30 a.m., C17
  • East High School: November 28th, 12:20 p.m., Room 3043
  • Shabazz High School: November 29th, 11:35, Room 204

Applications and two recommendations are due by January 11th, 2019. The forms can be found here:


Please address questions to Amy Jonas,