The department can connect you with internship opportunities, especially with local interfaith organizations such as the Des Moines Religious Council and Interfaith Alliance of Iowa. Please contact the department chair for more details.

Research Assistantships

The Comparison Project hires one research assistant each year to help run the program; contact Prof. Knepper for more information. 

Additional research assistantships are sometimes available to students to assist professors with their research; contact a professor for more information.

Undergraduate Journals and Conferences 

The department maintains a list of undergraduate journals across the country and undergraduate conferences in the midwest; contact a professor for more information about submitting to an undergraduate journal or conference. 

The College of Arts & Sciences has Student Research and Travel (STAR) Funds available for students presenting at conferences or participating in other academic travel. 

3+3 Program

Qualified students in any major in the College of Arts and Sciences can earn an undergraduate degree and a law degree in six years rather than the usual seven. Through this program, students complete three years of full-time undergraduate study, use law school courses to meet the balance of required undergraduate credits, and receive their bachelors degree after the first year of law school. Visit the Drake Law School website for more information.

Abd el-Kader Education Project 

The Abdelkader Education Project (of Elkader, IA) sponsors an annual essay-writing contest on the importance of Emir Abd el-Kader's life and thought for global peace and cultural education.

ArtSci News
October 20, 2016
The Comparison Project will present the third event in its 2016–2017 series on death and dying. A community interfaith dialogue on Oct. 27 will feature representatives of three different refugee religions in Des Moines.