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UI students who join the Student Advancement Network can help plan and carry out campuswide events and initiatives, such as Nearly Naked Mile, Senior Week, and Phil’s Day. They can serve as selected representatives of the student body to network with UI alumni and donors. Student Advancement Network members also can educate their peers about the importance of philanthropy and engagement, their different forms, and how they enhance their UI experience.

Applications are typically available in February. Join us!

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These monetary awards provide funding to undergraduate and graduate students for a variety of activities outside the classroom, including research, travel, and service projects. Past grants have been awarded to help an engineering student build a footbridge in Nicaragua, an art student explore the human emotional experience of climate change in Iceland, and a biochemistry student work with an internationally prominent cancer researcher in California. Applications are accepted at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. Learn more.


Join a team of caring people on a two-week summer service trip in Romania, Ecuador, or Cuba to improve the lives of disadvantaged children. Nurture babies and toddlers in daycare settings, help children practice conversational English skills, and assist with community projects that benefit youth. UI student scholarships are available.


In this one-year, full-time paid position with benefits, the Williams Fellow will get to “test drive” a career in philanthropy and alumni engagement by working at the UI Center for Advancement. The fellow also will develop a full understanding of the UI Center for Advancement by rotating through its various departments.

By spending time with a variety of teams, including alumni engagement, annual giving, and alumni and donor relations, the fellow will gain a deep understanding of the collaborative nature of the UI Center for Advancement. The fellow also will work closely with student engagement staff to coordinate student group efforts and campus events.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and be a recent graduate of the University of Iowa (within the last two years). Those on track to graduate in May are also eligible. Individuals should demonstrate an interest in nonprofit or alumni relations work and/or fundraising through classes or volunteer opportunities on the UI campus or in the greater community. Applications are typically accepted in December and January. Apply here.


Our summer internship program provides a meaningful opportunity for interns to learn more about the impact of alumni engagement and philanthropic support on the university and the possibility of pursuing their career goals within nonprofit or higher education settings. The internship includes three major components: work directed by the mentor, professional development programming delivered by UI Center for Advancement leadership, and a group capstone project that interns work on over the course of the summer. The 11-week, full-time paid experience provides opportunities for students with career aspirations in advancement/fundraising as well as a range of operational areas such as finance, information technology, and human resources. Applications are accepted at the beginning of the spring semester.

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