Welcome to RISE

Research Internships for Student Entrepreneurs (RISE) is a graduate student internship placement program established by the School of Social Sciences at UC Irvine which provides paid or volunteer research internship opportunities from leading industries, corporations, state and private foundation research organizations, and other business enterprises in Orange County, California. Our goal is to match Ph.D. and master’s level students with specific skill sets to local companies in need of their expertise, and provide real-world research opportunities and experience to our graduate students.


For Graduate Students

If you are interested in research internship opportunities, please create an online curriculum vitae at any of several public websites such as Linkedin.com, Academia.edu, or any other site to which you have access. Send an email to rise@uci.edu with a

For Employers

One of the more significant advantages to providing internships is the opportunity to select and develop your future talent. You have the opportunity to evaluate and screen potential employees prior to making a full‐time position offer, which leads to financial

Available Interns

Graduate students from the School of Social Sciences who are available for internship positions are listed here. The list is organized by skill set. Click on each area of expertise to see a list of students with experience and skills

For further information, please contact us at rise@uci.edu

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