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 will be held as follows: 

  • 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,