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PEOPLE program seeks more summer research opportunities in CALS

This summer, CALS will again be providing internship opportunities for students involved in the PEOPLE Program, a pre-college initiative that is university sponsored and coordinated by the School of Education that provides educational enrichment opportunities for underrepresented students. We already have several internships lined up for students to engage in diverse learning opportunities. However, we have received a request from PEOPLE to see if we can take more students who have indicated an interest in science. Therefore, we are looking for about three more internship placements that can take 1-2 students, beginning Wednesday June 24 and ending Friday, July 31. The time frame would be any time between 1:00- 4:30 p.m.

We are interested in all disciplines, as we believe this is a great opportunity for students to learn about what we do and the possibilities that exist in our college. However, some of the stated interests of these new students are in areas of Biochemistry, Engineering, Food Science, Wildlife Ecology and Rural Sociology.

The expectation is that students would engage in the life of the lab, gaining an understanding of the work that is being done and the research question being explored, and performing any appropriate hands on activities. The students will receive a stipend from the PEOPLE program upon successful completion of their internship.

If you are interested, please contact Assistant Dean Tom Browne in Undergraduate Programs and Services at tbrowne@cals.wisc.edu. To learn more about the PEOPLE Program, visit their site at http://peopleprogram.wisc.edu/.

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