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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Summer Internships - 2012
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Internships with the Northern Plains Area (NPA) 
USDA Agricultural Research Service
Summer 2012

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the principal research agency in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is composed of eight geographical Areas. The Northern Plains Area (NPA) encompasses 13 research locations in the following states: Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. Detailed descriptions about each research location in NPA can be found at: www.ars.usda.gov/npa (clicking on each location on the map will take you to the location’s web page).

 

All 2012 positions have been filled.

 

There are eight internships available for the summer of 2012, in the following NPA locations:

INTERNS MUST BE:

1.    U.S. citizens or permanent residency; and be

2.    Currently enrolled and have successfully completed at least 30 semester credits or 45 quarter credits at an accredited vocational, technical, two-year or four-year college/university in a degree program (seeking a Certificate, Associate, BS/BA, MA/MS, or PhD) with at least six hours in math and/or science courses, or a combination of coursework and related experience; and

3.    Plan to continue their education in the fall of 2012 (need to supply proof of enrollment).

4.    Additionally, if there are additional qualifications for a specific internship, those qualifications will be noted in the job announcement.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Students interested in applying for any of the internships must contact the listed Mentor Scientist directly (email or telephone) for instructions on applying for a position.
  2. Application deadlines, starting and ending dates, schedules, preferred experience and/or course work, etc., are determined by each mentor scientist. 
  3. In addition to any application materials required by the mentor scientist, you will need to supply a resume, certified transcripts, proof of enrollment (spring and fall semester 2012), and if selected, submit an OF 306 Declaration for Federal Employment. 
  4. These types of positions typically fill quickly, so apply without delay!

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Northern Plains Area is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and all agency services are available without discrimination.

 


Available Internships:  Summer 2012

 

Pay is at the GS-3 level and benefits include sick leave and paid holidays

 

Location:  Clay Center, NE, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, Reproduction Research Unit

Mentor Scientist:  Dr. Robert A. Cushman

Mentor’s Telephone Number:  402-762-4186

Mentor’s Email Address:  bob.cushman@ars.usda.gov

Pay:  GS 3: $11.95/hour; 40 hours/week, for eight weeks

Description of Internship:

This position has been filled.

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Location and RU: ­Fort Collins, CO, Plant Germplasm Preservation Research Unit

Mentor Scientist:  Dr. Gayle Volk

Mentor’s Telephone Number: 970-495-3205

Mentor’s Email Address: gayle.volk@ars.usda.gov

Pay:  GS 3: $11.95/hour; 40 hours/week, for eight weeks

Description of Internship:

 

This position has been filled.

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Location and RU: ­ Fort Collins, CO, Water Management Research Unit

Mentor Scientist:  Dr. Louise Comas

Mentor’s Telephone Number:  970-492-7422

Mentor’s Email Address: louise.comas@ars.usda.gov

Pay:  GS 3: $12.82/hour; 40 hours/week, for eight weeks

Description of Internship:

 

This position has been filled.

 

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Location and RU: ­ Grand Forks, ND, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center

Mentor Scientist: Dr. James Roemmich

Mentor’s Telephone Number:  701-795-8272

Mentor’s Email Address: James.Roemmich@ars.usda.gov

Pay: GS 3: $11.95/hour; 40 hours/week, for eight weeks

Description of Internship:

This position has been filled.

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Location: ­ Logan, UT, Pollinating Insect Research Unit      

Mentor Scientist: Dr. James P. Strange                

Mentor’s Telephone Number: 435-797-7151                                          

Mentor’s Email Address: James.Strange@ars.usda.gov                                                

Pay:  GS 3-$11.95/hour; 40 hours/week, for eight weeks

Description of Internship:

 

This position has been filled. 

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Location and RU: ­ Logan, UT; Poisonous Plant Research Laboratory

Mentor Scientist: Dr. Kip Panter

Mentor’s Telephone Number: 435-752-2941 ext. 1107

Mentor’s Email Address: kip.panter@ars.usda.gov

Pay:  GS 3: $11.95/hour; 40 hours/week, for eight weeks

Description of Internship:

 

This position has been filled.

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Location and RU: Mandan, ND, Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory

Mentor Scientist:  Dr. Matt Sanderson

Mentor’s Telephone Number:  701-667-3010

Mentor’s Email Address:  Matt.Sanderson@ars.usda.gov

Pay:  GS 3-$11.95/hour; 40 hours/week, for eight weeks

Description of Internship: 

 

This position has been filled. 

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Location and RU: Miles City, MT, Fort Keogh - LARRL

Mentor Scientist:  Dr. Thomas Geary

Mentor’s Telephone Number:  406-874-8215

Mentor’s Email Address:  Tom.Geary@ars.usda.gov

Pay:  GS 3-$11.95/hour; 40 hours/week, for eight weeks

Description of Internship:

 

This position has been filled.

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