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Become an Applied Innovation Intern through the Graduate Immersion Program

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By Emily Carman on October 15, 2020

The Office of Applied Innovation is seeking graduate interns for an immersive training program in which students will be able to advance their own project(s) in a collaborative, interdisciplinary, and mission-driven environment.

The Office of Applied Innovation is dedicated to expanding access to educational and economic opportunity by identifying and applying emerging scientific, technological, design and policy innovations to the communities they serve. Graduate students considering this internship should be interested in advancing this mission. 

What is the Graduate Immersion Program?

The graduate immersion program places students in a 30-week, 20 hour per week position that reports to sectors within the Office of Applied Innovation. Interns will receive a stipend of $11,000 in the spring semester and $6,600 over the summer semester. 

Over the course of the program, graduate interns will be able to advance their project-based ideas, develop mutually beneficial partnerships, and participate in professional development and training opportunities among other things.

Graduate Intern Applied Projects 

Interested applications should have an applied project in development. Ideal graduate intern projects are those which align with the mission of the Office of Applied Innovation, will produce a clear deliverable or result to present within the 30 weeks, and are situated within the context of the possible outcomes and potential benefits. 

For example, developing a tool that assists formerly-incarcerated individuals with access to re-entry resources or working on a technology tool that would improve reading and writing for K-8 students would be considered ideal projects. 

Eligibility and Qualifications

Interested graduate intern applicants should be;

  • current graduate students at Arizona State University in good academic standing.

  • authorized to work in the United States

  • able to commit for the entire duration of the program from January 11, 2021 – August 6, 2021

Successful candidates have a passion for problem solving and wish to utilize their unique talents to advance Arizona State University’s charter and the office’s goals of expanding access to educational and economic opportunity.

Application and Timeline

Applications are due Nov. 6, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. and should include the following materials:

  • Cover letter

  • Resume

  • Contact information of three academic or professional references

  • Executive summary of proposed idea

Applications should clearly exhibit the qualifications listed above and should be emailed to by the deadline. 

Qualified applications will be asked to participate in two rounds of interviews. Selected candidates will be notified by Nov. 20. 

For more information about the Graduate Immersion Program, please visit or contact with questions.