Prairie Research Institute


In collaboration with the Graduate College’s Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP), PRI is offering hands-on summer internships that will enable undergraduate students from populations underrepresented in graduate study at Illinois to explore careers in applied science.

During the 10-week summer program, interns will be immersed in hands-on field and lab projects, led by PRI’s expert staff, for 30 to 40 hours each week. Interns also will participate in other professional and career development activities and will learn about the pathway to graduate study. As a capstone, each student will present at the Illinois Summer Research Symposium.

Each summer intern will receive:

  • a $4,000 stipend
  • funds to cover travel to/from Urbana-Champaign
  • on-campus housing and meals, plus supplies for workshops and symposiums

See the specific PRI applied science opportunities below!

The application period for summer 2022 internships is now closed. If you have any questions about the PRI internships, please contact Angie Coy (