REACCH Summer Undergraduate Internship Program 2017


OPPORTUNITIES:
Regional Approaches to Climate Change- Pacific Northwest Agriculture (REACCH PNA) is a USDA-funded, multi-institutional project focused on improving the long-term sustainability of agriculture within the region. REACCH partners (University of Idaho, Washington State University, Oregon State University and USDA-ARS) are teaming up to offer a total of 10, 9-week long, undergraduate internships across the three institutions. Internships will go from 12 June – 11 August for the University of Idaho and Washington State University and 19 June – 18 August for Oregon State University. Summer interns will participate in independent research, weekly seminars, and field trips. Interns will receive a salary of $500 per week for the summer internship and a travel budget up to $700. Summer interns will also be provided with University housing, identification cards, access to library, email and internet privileges. Visit the undergraduate page to learn more about the internship program and hear from past participants.

SUMMER ACTIVITIES:
Summaries of the available research projects for summer 2017 may be viewed here (as PDF). In addition to field and laboratory research, the interns will participate in group activities where they will learn about one another’s projects, meet with faculty members from diverse disciplines, attend research and mentoring seminars, and visit research sites and other areas of interest in the region.

APPLICATIONS (Due March 10th):
Only U.S. Citizens are invited to apply. All college students who are currently enrolled are welcome to apply. Underrepresented groups (i.e., Native Americans, ethnic minorities, and women) are encouraged to submit applications.

To apply, please complete the following:

  1. REACCH Internship Application form (see sidebar, or below)
  2. List your top three research projects (view project list here)
  3. Attach your Letter of Interest indicating your top 3 choices for research projects, previous research experience, and career goals.
  4. Attach your Curriculum Vitae (or Resume)
  5. List contact information for 3 references
  6. In addition to the online application, email one Letter of Recommendation** directly to Marijka@uidaho.edu

**The letter of recommendation can come from one of your 3 references listed.

You will receive a confirmation email from Marijka@uidaho.edu once all of your application materials above are received.

Applications will be evaluated based on their strengths across the criteria listed above. Each mentor will contact interested students from the pool and conduct phone interviews; selected students will be notified electronically in April.


TIMELINE:

March 10:   Electronic Applications Due by 5:00 pm Pacific Time

April 15:   Selected interns will be notified via email

June 12:   Internships will begin for UI and WSU

June 18:  Internships will begin for OSU

All applications will be evaluated by the REACCH Internship Committee.



QUESTIONS?
For more information contact the REACCH Internship Coordinator, Marijka Haverhals, at Marijka@uidaho.edu, or the Principal Investigator, Dr. Jodi Johnson-Maynard, at jmaynard@uidaho.edu.

REACCH internships are supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2016-67032-25012