The Subtropical Horticulture Research Station (SHRS) located in
SAA Summer Intern/Apprentice Program is a summer eight-week program that provides paid or volunteer internship opportunities for both laboratory and field projects at SHRS. Examples of projects offered previously include:
1) collection of data on tropical fruit (e.g., mango, banana) such as measurement of fruit size, color, shape, and brix, using instruments such as colorimeter and brix meter; 2) trapping studies with protein-based baits and lures to test attraction of pest fruit flies that attack guava and loquat; 3) analyzing materials for their potential use as a potting substrate and monitoring developmental characteristics of plants grown in different potting materials; 4) measuring water use efficiency of different greenhouse water management systems.
USDA Junior Agricultural Ambassador Program includes a summer seven-week research project at SHRS and a one-week workshop in
Educational partnership since 2005 whereby SHRS provides students real-life laboratory experience coupled with the classroom theory. Students volunteer for at least 15 contact hours at SHRS, usually as consecutive weekly 3-4 hour time blocks. Involvement by students aids in facilitating ongoing research activities by their participation in short-term research projects.
In addition to these three programs, students from Florida International University and University of Florida students, primarily, have worked in the labs of most of the scientists for a number of years in both full time (summer) and part time (academic year) jobs. Opportunities for the best and the brightest students in science disciplines are available. Interested individuals should send their resume and Form OF306 for consideration.