Borlaug-Thomson Internship

Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Location: Cresco, Iowa
Selection: One Award
When: 10 weeks between May 16-Aug 19, 2022

For an undergraduate student with their primary major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing at the time of application. Must be enrolled during the spring semester prior to the internship and the fall semester following the internship.

Description: The Borlaug-Thomson Internship is one of the most prestigious awards offered to undergraduate students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. In support of the Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation (NBHF) and the historic Borlaug Farms the intern will be engaged in promoting the legacy of Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Norman Borlaug. The intern may be involved in public education and curriculum development, communications, landscape design/management and other related tasks. The intern will devote approximately 70% of their time to the NBHF. Further information on the Foundation is available at: http://www.normanborlaug.org/ The intern is required to represent the NBHF at the Howard County Fair, June 22-26, 2022.

The intern will also assist the Howard County – ISU Extension office with various tasks including preparation for the Howard County Fair and preparations for the Norman Borlaug Harvest Fest. The intern will devote approximately 30% of their time to serving the ISU Extension office. The intern is expected to live in or near the town of Cresco during the 10 week internship. The intern is expected to complete a report within one month of the completion of the internship. The intern is also expected to participate in the INSPIRE DAY at the Borlaug Farm in September.

Duration: 10 weeks during the summer. By March 1, 2022 the intern will select the dates of the summer internship and communicate them to all parties in Cresco and ISU.

Check out former interns at: https://www.normanborlaug.org/projects-programs/intern.html

Value: Total value of the Borlaug-Thomson Internship is potentially more than $8,000, making it one of the most prestigious awards offered to undergraduate students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The award/internship is calculated as follows:
• $4,800 based on working for $12/hr x 8 hours/day x 5 days/week x 10 weeks
• $3,000 scholarship applied to ISU tuition (half in spring semester, half in fall semester)
• up to $1,000 reimbursed for actual housing costs in Cresco.

How to apply: Submit your application through the online scholarship application at: https://iastate.academicworks.com/opportunities/27014

Your application should include your letter of interest, resume and names of three references, and be addressed to:

Dr. Carmen Bain, Associate Dean of Academic Innovation
20A Curtiss Hall, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Iowa State University

Deadline: Monday, Nov 1, 2021. A decision will be communicated to all applicants by Nov 19, 2021.

Note: Past recipients are not eligible to apply.

For more information: Carmen Bain, 20A Curtiss Hall, Ames, IA 50011 cbain@iastate.edu

Sponsor: The program is supported by generous benefactors from Cresco, Iowa: The Thomson family, and the Kramer family.

Award
Varies
Deadline
11/01/2021
Supplemental Questions
  1. Borlaug-Thomson Internship

    The Total value of the Borlaug-Thomson Internship is potentially more than $8,000, making it one of the most prestigious awards offered to undergraduate students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The award/internship is calculated as follows: (A) $4,800 based on working for $12/hr. x 8 hours/day x 5 days/week x 10 weeks (B) $3,000 scholarship applied to ISU tuition (half in fall semester, half in spring semester) (C) up to $1,000 reimbursed for actual housing costs in Cresco.


    Would you like to be considered for the Borlaug-Thomson Internship?
  2. Letter of Interest

    This opportunity requires you submit a letter of interest in the Borlaug-Thomson Internship addressed to Associate Dean Carmen Bain.

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  3. Resume

    In addition, please submit a copy of your resume for consideration for this scholarship and internship opportunity.
  4. References

    This scholarship requires that three (3) references are submitted in support of your application for this event/internship .

    First Reference: Provide the name and email address of your first reference.
  5. Second Reference: Provide the name and email address of your second reference.
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