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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service


Michael P. Russelle, Soil Scientist, Plant Science Research Unit, has been selected as the USDA-ARS Midwest Area Senior Research Scientist for his sustained research accomplishments addressing agriculture's impact on nitrogen cycling and his mentoring of students and peers.

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The USDA-Agricultural Research Service has a limited number of Research Apprenticeship and Intern  positions on the St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota this summer.  This program is designed to interest minority students at the high school or college level in science, however, all applicants will be considered.  Program requirements for apprentices include:  must be United States citizens and must be 16 years old at the time of appointment; applicants must be juniors or seniors in high school and college bound.  Program requirements for interns include:  must be United States citizens and currently enrolled college students who are pursuing further education.

The Summer Apprentice & Intern Programs are available for students to work as assistants with our scientific, professional, and technical employees.  These positions provide students paid summer intern experience involving substantive work assignments during the summer months (eight weeks) and provide knowledge about career opportunities and future employment prospects at ARS.

USDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer who welcome all students to apply for a summer positions. We want them to learn first-hand about the rewards, opportunities, and challenges of a career as an agricultural scientist.  Because the students will be involved in actual research, they should be conscientious, dependable, alert, and responsible.  They will work closely with a scientist and his/her support staff, which may include post doctorates, graduate students, technicians, and college undergraduates.

This summer program is for eight weeks or longer and students will be Federal Employees.

Please contact Amy Dolan at 651-649-5048 for more information or to complete applications.

Last Modified: 1/24/2007
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