The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is pleased to announce the call for Research Summer Internships with the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station (FAES). This internship program is a cooperative effort between the College of Agricultural Sciences (CALS) and the Experiment Station. Interns will be supervised by an FAES faculty member and will be paid $560 per week ($14 per hour) for six weeks full time, or the hours can be spread out over the summer. This internship program will place a priority on CALS students who have not previously held a research position.
FAES is the research program of UF/IFAS. Our mission is to discover, invent and develop applications of new knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources. Experiment Station faculty are in Departments on the campus in Gainesville and at Research and Education Centers throughout Florida. The Experiment Station has over 450 active research Projects. Each Project has specific goals and objectives and is led by a faculty member. We are offering you an opportunity to work with one of our faculty during the summer of 2017 to learn about an Experiment Station Research Project and to contribute to the Project.
For more information, including a list and descriptions of all available projects, an FAQ sheet, and to apply, go to our application website. Note that all submissions require a CV/resume (in pdf form).
Questions about the 2017 summer research internship program can be addressed by calling (352) 392- 1784, by stopping by the Office of the Dean for Research, temporarily located at Ayers Plaza, Suite 360 or by e-mail to Sherry Larkin at firstname.lastname@example.org and Cassandra Sexson at email@example.com.
Applications are due, Tuesday, January 31st, 2017.
2017 RESEARCH SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Frequently Asked Questions
- Do I have to be a College of Agricultural and Life Sciences major?
- While we prefer students who are majoring in disciplines in the CALS, we are not limiting appointments to this The student must, however, be majoring in a subject that can contribute to an Experiment Station project.
- How much will each Intern be paid and how many hours can they work?
- The research internship allows for flexibility in work schedule depending on the parameters of the A full-time internship (40 hours) is paid at $560 per week ($14 per hour) for six weeks. However, some students may work half-time for 12 weeks at
$280 per week. The number of weeks worked is determined by the intern and research professor but are not to exceed 240 hours for the duration of the internship.
- Will I receive academic credit for this internship?
- This internship does not provide academic credit Credit for this internship is a matter to be determined by the student and his or her professors.
- What will be my responsibility as an Intern?
- As a research intern you will have the opportunity to see and contribute to the work that Experiment Station Faculty Interns will be asked to work toward achieving one or more objectives of an active Experiment Station Project under the supervision of a faculty member.
- What is the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station?
- The Experiment Station is the research program of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Each state and territory of the United States has an Experiment Station, each created by the Hatch Act of 1887 and accepted by the respective state or territory. With the exception of Connecticut, Experiment Stations are part of the 1862 Land Grant University within their respective state. Many people see the name, Experiment Station, and look for a place or building. Rather than a place or building, it is the research program of its faculty.
- To what Department or Center will I be assigned if accepted?
- Research Interns will be matched with Experiment Station Projects acceptable to them and to the recipient An Internship offer will be made only when an acceptable match is made.
- Are there funds to help with living arrangements?
- There are no funds set aside to help with living
- What are the qualifications for the internship position?
- Interns must be college juniors or seniors, currently enrolled and maintaining at least a
3.0 GPA (UF Cumulative), have never had a position in research, and have a strong or potential interest in research.
- Can I complete the internship after I graduate?
- The internship must be completed as an undergraduate.
- When will I find out if I have been selected for an Internship?
We aim to complete the majority of matches by March 31st. Questions or concerns on the status of your application should be directed to Cassandra Sexson (firstname.lastname@example.org