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Wanted: College Ag Major for Summer IPM Internship

Questions: are you or do you know a college student majoring in agronomy, entomology, plant pathology or agricultural communications? Do you or do they have a job or paid internship for summer lined up? Are you or are they enrolled in college for the Fall 2019 semester?

If your answers are yes, no and yes respectively, consider either applying for or passing along the information about this exciting integrated pest management (IPM) internship at the University of Minnesota Extension office in Crookston.

Soybean aphid. Photo: Christina DiFonzo, Michigan State University, Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0.

The successful applicant for the Crookston IPM internship will:

1) Build relationships and networks in the agricultural and IPM fields via weekly mentoring by an experienced Extension Educator (EE),

2) Assist with educational programs, making them accessible/inviting to participants,

3) Develop/deliver relevant educational communications through print & radio,

4) Have time to attend at least two educational events (field days, conferences) within Minnesota, to enhance the educational component of the internship, and,

5) Complete an educational project that cultivates professional development, for example:
  • Work with EE on researching pest management topics, creating needs assessments, developing curricula, conducting focus groups or creating educational pieces for media to support program development.
  • Correspond with presenters, farmers, non-profits, agency staff, EEs and Extension Specialists through email, mail and phone. 
  • Foster and strengthen local relationships with stakeholders, agencies and organizations that support work in communities.
    Assist with event logistics and marketing for educational events.
    Assist with on-farm research, sampling, site visits and assessments.

Visit the following websites to apply for or learn more about this position:

For University of Minnesota students (Job ID: 329643):
For non-University of Minnesota students (Job ID: 329646):

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