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:
- foster student interns’ research interests and skills
- strengthen the undergraduate to graduate studies
- build institutional capacity to serve
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
- 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
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.