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 and during the fall semester, interns design and a scientific poster. The concluding event of the program is a scientific poster session, which 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 and funded by MMSD

  • Wisconsin Youth Leadership Skill Certificate


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

  • Available for lab work a minimum of 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 2018 SRI Program will be held as follows:

  • West High School: December 14th, 12:05 p.m., LMC

  • Memorial High School, December 13th, 3:45 p.m.

  • La Follette High School, December 13th, 11:30 a.m., LLC

  • East High School, December 12th, 12:10 p.m., Room 3043

  • Shabazz High School, December 5th, 11:35, Room 204

  • Capital High East, December 4th, 11:15, Room 325

  • Capital High West, December 15th, 11:15, Room 9/10


Applications and two recommendations are due by February 5th, 2018. The forms can be found here:


Please address questions to Ryan King,