Agricultural Research Station (ARS) Internship

Summer 2015 applications due December 5, 2014

Download 2015 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.

Five internships will be awarded for year 2015, 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. Last year, projects were awarded at Arlington, Hancock, Prairie du Sac, and Spooner.

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. 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. 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.

To be considered for funding, the faculty member must have an active Hatch, Hatch Multistate, or McIntire-Stennis project during the summer of 2015.

Applications for summer 2015 should be submitted electronically with all required signatures to arsinternships@cals.wisc.edu .

Criteria will include the integration of the project description and plans for station activities. If a student is already identified, please include their name. Applications will be accepted until December 5 with announcements made by early January.

Please direct all inquiries to Michell Sass, (608) 265-9534 or msass@cals.wisc.edu .

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

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