Noble Foundation offering real-world experience to college students

Noble Foundation offering real-world experience to college students

Unique internship puts ag students in side-by-side work with renowned researchers.

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College students majoring in any one of several agricultural disciplines will have a chance to learn what working in the real world in their career field will be like have a unique opportunity to find out through a program being offered by the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation.

The Lloyd Noble Scholars in Agriculture program is a summer internship that provides students the opportunity to enhance their in-class education with real-world application and experiences by working alongside the Noble Foundation agricultural consultants and researchers. 

REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE: "This is not your everyday internship," said Becca McMillan, program coordinator. "Our goal is to educate and introduce these students to a broad spectrum of agricultural opportunities and provide them with the tools and resources necessary for success in the agricultural field they choose."

"This is not your everyday internship," said Becca McMillan, program coordinator. "Our goal is to educate and introduce these students to a broad spectrum of agricultural opportunities and provide them with the tools and resources necessary for success in the agricultural field they choose."

To be eligible, students must:

• Be an enrolled college student classified as a junior or higher.

• Have a declared major in agricultural economics, agronomy, animal sciences, ecology, environmental sciences, farm and ranch management, horticulture, production economics, plant and soil sciences, range management, wildlife sciences,  fisheries sciences, or similar agriculture-focused area

• Be legally authorized to work for an employer in the United States and not require employment visa sponsorship for this internship.

• Be capable of working 40 hours per week for the duration of the program.

The program typically begins in mid-May and lasts through August. The Lloyd Noble Scholars in Agriculture is a paid internship, and housing will be provided during the 10- to 12-week period. Applications are available at www.noble.org/noble-scholar and must be completed by Feb. 13, 2015.

For more information about the program or application process, please contact Becca McMillan at 580-224-6403 or [email protected].

The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc. is headquartered in Ardmore, Okla. It is a nonprofit organization conducting agricultural, forage improvement and plant biology research; assisting farmers and ranchers through educational and consultative agricultural programs; and providing grants to nonprofit charitable, educational and health organizations.

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