Established in 1987, the Mentoring Summer Research Internship Program (MSRIP) is our eight-week summer research program designed for rising juniors, seniors (and some masters students) from educationally and/or economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Participants work under the supervision of a faculty mentor on the mentor’s research project.
The goal of MSRIP is to increase the number of outstanding students from diverse backgrounds who pursue the Ph.D. by strengthening their academic and professional development for admission to the University of California campuses and UC Riverside, in particular, as well as colleges and universities nationwide. Its primary objectives are to:
Provide preparation for graduate studies through a variety of workshops
- Provide a mechanism that fosters faculty/student interrelationships
- Introduce students to graduate opportunities at UCR
- Assist the students in realizing their potential for graduate studies, in general, and at UCR, in particular
- Expose the faculty mentors to the possibility of recruiting their interns to their departments
U.S. citizen or permanent residents,Students from four-year institutions who are entering their Junior or Senior years or first-year master's students enrolling at UCR in the fall, Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree (i.e., master’s, doctoral), First generation college students, those from socioeconomic hardship backgrounds, or students qualified by other pertinent criteria, Minimum 3.0 GPA required of all students & undergraduates must be enrolled full-time at four-year colleges or universities