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Program Description

The “Summer Education Research Internship” (SERI) program is designed to mentor undergraduate students in education research and the graduate application process during an 8-week internship (mid-June to mid-August 2016).

SERI has three goals:

  1. foster student interns’ research interests and skills
  2. strengthen the undergraduate to graduate studies pipeline
  3. build institutional capacity to serve underrepresented students

Students selected as UCI School of Education interns participate in ongoing research projects directed by senate faculty members and in parallel professional and graduate preparation activities organized by the UCI Graduate Division.

  • Each SERI intern joins a School of Education research team, led by a faculty member and including current UCI doctoral and undergraduate students.
  • The faculty mentor meets individually with the SERI intern to guide their research project throughout the summer internship and helps the intern prepare an abstract for future conference presentation.
  • Group meetings within the School and at UCI Graduate Division bring together all HBCU student interns, interns from other summer programs, and faculty mentors to share their research and participate in social activities to explore the rich natural environment and diverse communities surrounding UCI.

SERI is funded through the UC- HBCU Initiative of the University of California Office of the President,  intended to foster intellectual exchanges and partnerships between UC and HBCU campuses.

SERI Students