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Institutes, Centers, and Initiatives

Gain real-world experience and develop your leadership skills.

The Eccles School hosts several Institutes, Centers, and Initiatives that provide students with the opportunities to participate in research, gain real-world experience in internships and fellowships, and network and travel with the broader community. Whether it’s managing a $1,000,000 portfolio, participating in a impact-investing internship, working on projects in Ghana, strengthening your leadership skills, researching and helping to craft policy, or starting your own business, the possibilities to grow, gain experience, and make a difference, are endless.


Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute

The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute provides independent economic, demographic, and public policy data, as well as research and analysis to support informed decision-making throughout Utah and beyond.

Student Opportunities:

  • Undergraduate scholarships
  • Internships
  • Graduate student assistantships
Exterior of Lassonde StudiosLassonde Entrepreneur Institute

Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute is a nationally ranked hub for student entrepreneurs and innovators at the University of Utah. Whether you want a deep dive or only have an hour, Lassonde has something for all students wanting to learn how to become a founder, creator, or change-maker.

Student Opportunities:

  • Live, Create, Launch at Lassonde studio
  • Grants, workshops, makerspace, expert mentors, scholarships, and more!
  • Lassonde+X three-course academic program for all undergraduate majors
  • Lassonde Founders undergraduate residential scholarship program
  • Summer at Lassonde program