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Funding available to support interns on Agricultural Research Stations

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

Five internships will be awarded for year 2011, 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 Walnut Street Greenhouses/Eagle Heights, Hancock, West Madison, and Peninsular.

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.

Applications for summer 2011 should be sent to Angie Seitler, 240C Agricultural Hall, on the enclosed form.  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 3 with announcements made by late December.

If there are any questions concerning the program, please let me Angie Seitler at 608-261-1432.

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