Agricultural Research Station (ARS) Internship

Summer 2013 applications due December 14, 2012

Download 2013 ARS Internship Application Materials


The objective of the Agricultural Research Stations’ Summer Internship program is to foster relationships between UW-Madison departments and station personnel. At the same time, the opportunity provides UW-Madison undergraduate students a chance to become involved in applied research projects as they consider their career plans.

These internships should be used as a recruitment tool and have a direct benefit to a student. Awarded internships provide students with an opportunity to see how farms are managed, the latest in farm equipment, and the research activities occurring on each farm.

Award Information

Five internships will be awarded for year 2013, each with $5000 of student labor (approximately 15 weeks, limited to UW-Madison undergraduate students) and $500 of supplies to be spent at the station on the student project. In 2012, projects were awarded at Arlington, Kemp, Rhinelander, Prairie du Sac, and West Madison.

Funding is intended to support a student full-time for the summer with about half of the time spent on an individual research project in conjunction with a CALS faculty member and about half-time spent on a variety of station activities under the direction of the superintendent. As part of the student work with the superintendents, a poster presentation should be assembled that can become part of the station’s permanent displays.

Some stations may be able to provide housing options. Credits for internship experience may be possible by separate arrangements with the student’s on campus advisor.

Eligibility Requirements (new for 2013)

To be considered for funding, the faculty member must have an active Hatch, Hatch Multistate, or McIntire-Stennis project during the summer of 2013, and that project must have a component conducted at the Agricultural Research Station.

Application Process

Applications for summer 2013 should use the form included in the 2013 ARS Internship Application Materials and be sent in hardcopy to Casey Hillmer, 212C Agricultural Hall, or electronically with all required signatures to

Applications will be accepted until December 14 with announcements made by early January.

Criteria will include the integration of the project description and plans for station activities. If a student is already identified, please include his/her name.

Please direct all inquiries to Casey Hillmer, (608) 262-2397 or

For more information on Agricultural Research Stations, please visit the ARS homepage.

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