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, it provides 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 research programs and farms are managed, observe from a faculty member’s and a superintendent’s point of view the responsibilities associated with overseeing a research program and a farm, and experience the diversity of activities that occur in both settings.
Five internships will be awarded for summer of 2023, each with $5500 for student labor (approximately 15 weeks, June 1 – August 31) and $500 for supplies to be spent at the station on the student’s project. The program is limited to undergraduate students currently enrolled in a post-secondary educational program and interested in learning more about agricultural research.
To be considered for funding, the faculty member must have an active Hatch, Hatch Multistate, or McIntire-Stennis project during the summer of 2023. The internship must be related to the faculty member’s current Hatch, Hatch-Multistate or McIntire-Stennis project. The project description section should include an overview of the student’s research project, an explanation of how the student’s project contributes to the faculty member’s Hatch, Hatch-Multistate or McIntire-Stennis project and how the student and the station benefit from the proposed activities. The project description section of the application should not exceed two pages.
Applications for the summer 2023 should be submitted electronically with all required signatures to the firstname.lastname@example.org mailbox. Applications should not be submitted via WISPER. If a student is already identified, please include their name. Applications will be accepted until Friday, November 4, 2022, with announcements made in mid to late December.
Please direct all questions regarding the program to Casey Hillmer, email@example.com or 608-262-2397.