Reminder: Funding available to support interns on Ag Research Stations

Just a reminder that applications are due December 3, 2010 for internships at Agricultural Research Stations.

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 this internship 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 3,2010 with announcements made by late December.

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