The World Food Prize has announced the opening of the application process for the 2018 Borlaug-Ruan International Internship program.
High School students from across the U.S. will travel abroad this summer to gain real-world experience in STEM fields at international research centers. Applicants must be at least in 11th grade at the time they apply for the internship. Students remain eligible to apply for the internship through their freshman year of college.
The unique program, which was created by Dr. Norman Borlaug and John Ruan Sr. in 1998, allows students to participate in projects with distinguished researchers at leading agricultural research centers around the globe. While getting a firsthand view of real and pressing food security issues and nutrition problems in poverty-stricken areas, the students will spend time in the lab, as well as in the field, conducting research and interviews and gathering data.
Deadline to apply Dec. 15
“Coming to China has been a lifelong dream of mine and to have lived here for two months, getting hands-on laboratory experience and working alongside some of the best and brightest is more than I could ever ask for,” says 2017 Borlaug-Ruan intern Daniel Vogwill. “I could not have asked for a better internship. Because while we all may walk away from this with a new love for science, the humanities, and/or agriculture, we can all agree that we are not the same people we were when we got on the plane two months ago and for that I am forever grateful.”
Apply for the internship at worldfoodprize.org/brapplication.
The World Food Prize has sent nearly 300 students on Borlaug-Ruan International Internships at 34 of the top agricultural research centers and institutions around the world in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, including Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, Ethiopia, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turkey.
Source: World Food Prize Foundation