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NCAUR Student Internships
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The Summer NCAUR Internship Program is an 8-10 week internship that provides college-level students with hands on experience in laboratory science, mentorship from NCAUR scientists, and career training.  Internship opportunities are available in each of our 7 research units.  These 7 units tackle agriculture’s biggest questions using a diverse set of approaches, from chemistry and biology to physics. 

Prior lab experience is not necessary, as all new techniques will be taught to you, but an enthusiasm for science is essential!  




Please check back soon for information regarding 2023 internships



9 Interns from across Illinois participated in the summer 2022 NCAUR Internship Program


"Thank you so much for giving me a great experience with the USDA and chemistry jobs in general. This was my first time working in a science field, although I've wanted to for a while. This will be insanely helpful for my future and I cannot thank you enough."

"I genuinely appreciate this experience. I've seen this building a million times and wondered what was happening inside. I would have never guessed a giant government think tank."