POSITION X1759 Tennessee ExtensionInternship Program: ANR/CED Biosystems Engineering & Soil Science Department
10-week Summer Internship
LOCATION The student will work in the Biosystems Engineering &Soil Science Department at the University ofTennessee. Prior to starting the internship, interns will participate in aday-long orientation to familiarize them with Tennessee Extension Programs in ANR.
EFFECTIVE DATE May 22 – July 31, 2018
SALARY AND BENEFITS
A stipend in theamount of $5,500 for the 10-week internship is provided for each intern. Aswith any position, it is expected that an intern is able to get to and fromwork each day. Generally, interns ride with Extension agents during significantwork-related travel and therefore do not receive a travel budget allotment.Housing not provided.
Candidate will work towards outcomes identified by the SustainableLandscapes Workgroup in the Consumer and Residential Horticulture LeadershipTeam of UT Extension's strategic planning efforts, specifically towardsoutcomes of the Tennessee Smart Yards
program andrelated efforts. The candidate will be involved in the following activities:supporting state office activities to help deliver county based programs,assist in the development of materials for county based programs, collect fielddata to strengthen the science-based information delivered in programs, assistin drafting Extension publications, and interface with other Extensionprofessionals, local government partners, and the general public. The candidatewill be expected to utilize their classroom skills in engineering and/orscience to solve problems on the fly on their own; to exercise exceptionalcommunication skills when speaking with the public, which may occur duringfield data collection; and to utilize existing skills or develop new skillsusing technologies such as geographic information systems, online surveyingsoftware, and basic analytical software packages.
About University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture
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