Rosenfeld internship

The Louise Rosenfeld Undergraduate Research Internship Program is designed to provide research experience to undergraduate students in the College of Human Sciences while they contemplate the possibility of study towards an advanced degree. The program offers interns opportunities such as:

  • Working with prestigious faculty.
  • Learning about current research in their academic field by receiving hands-on experience in conducting research.


The successful Louise Rosenfeld Undergraduate Research Internship Program applicant will:

  • Be enrolled in an eligible academic department/major (listed below) within the College of Human Sciences.
  • Be classified as a junior or a senior.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Desire the challenge of conducting innovative and exciting research.
  • Be considering work toward an advanced degree.
  • Have already initiated conversations with individual faculty members about interest in researching with them.
  • Not have received this internship previously.

The following are eligible majors and academic departments in which Rosenfeld interns conduct research:

Food Science and Human Nutrition - Human Sciences

  • Dietetics
  • Food Science
  • Nutritional Science
  • Culinary Science
  • Diet and Exercise

Human Development and Family Studies

  • Child, Adult, and Family Services
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Financial Counseling and Planning

Apparel, Education Studies, and Hospitality Management

  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Studies
  • Hospitality Management
  • Apparel, Merchandising, and Design

Finding research projects

Take steps to find faculty and determine their research interests. This will help you find research projects that interest you.

Identify faculty members to work with:

  • Talk to Human Sciences faculty members (from the eligible departments list above) you've enjoyed in class. Ask them what they're researching – maybe it will interest you, too.
  • Use the faculty directory to check out faculty profiles to see what their research interests are.

Make an appointment to talk to those faculty members about their research and whether they would like your assistance:

  • Let them know about the Rosenfeld program and give them the web address for more information.
  • Talk to them about their current research and gain an understanding of the topic.
  • Obtain approval to mention them as a potential research partner on your application.