Real-world experience with real-world leaders

Industry partners provide practical experience for students and a chance to collaborate and learn with professionals. Whether it’s an internship, part-time job or class project, industry partnerships allow students to explore their career passions. 

Iowa State is the home to unique capabilities and innovation. The Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations makes connections between industry leaders and university. The possibilities for collaboration are limitless.

  • 500+

    Iowa State students employed by Research Park tenants

A talent pipeline

The Iowa State University Research Park, which sits in the heart of Iowa’s Cultivation Corridor, draws global businesses and industry leaders that tap into the innovative spirit of faculty, staff and students. The collaborative research community offers hands-on experience and professional opportunities for students. 

Jun Cui and student in a Wilhelm Hall laboratory

A national partner in discovery

The internship program at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory focuses on undergraduate and graduate student success, giving them research opportunities alongside scientists who are leaders in their fields. The Ames Lab is the only DOE lab physically located on the campus of a major research university. 

Ames Laboratory