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Summer Internships Open at Grain and Forage Center
Kentucky Ag Connection - 02/08/2019

Applications are available for undergraduate students interested in interning this summer with the University of Kentucky Grain and Forage Center of Excellence.

The program allows students to complete meaningful research projects in the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. Internships will occur at the UK Research and Education Center in Princeton or at UK's main campus in Lexington.

Internship projects are available in a variety of different agricultural disciplines including agronomy, crop physiology, entomology, forage-livestock, plant pathology, seed biology, soil science and weed science. Interns will learn from UK specialists how to conduct scientific research, analyze their findings and use their data to develop a professional research poster and research report. They will showcase their posters during the UK Corn, Soybean and Tobacco Field Day in July at the UKREC. They will also increase their understanding of the Cooperative Extension Service.

"We are so excited to train the next generation of researchers, who will make valuable contributions to sustainable agriculture production for many years to come," said Carrie Knott, UK extension associate professor and internship program coordinator.

The 12-week internship will run from May 28 through Aug. 16. It is open to any undergraduate student, including incoming freshmen to recent graduates, studying at any U.S. university.

The internship is highly competitive with only 10 applicants selected. Thanks to funding from a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant, selected interns will receive a stipend and housing allowance.

The deadline to apply is Feb. 15. The application is available online at graincrops.ca.uky.edu/usda-internships or by contacting Knott at carrie.knott@uky.edu.

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