Horticulture Scholarships Available


The Pennsylvania Heartland Unit of The Herb Society of America, a group dedicated to studying and actively sharing horticulture history and exploring herb use, is pleased to offer two scholarships this year.  The Unit will be awarding two $1,500.00  scholarships.  These scholarships will be awarded to two students active within the field of horticulture or a related study.  They will be awarded to students living in the Heartland area, which includes: Berks, Montgomery, Chester, York, Schuylkill, Lancaster, Columbia, Lehigh and Lebanon counties.  Applicants must be third or fourth year students in the study of horticulture or a related field.

The criteria for the scholarship are as follows:

    • Full time student entering his/her sophomore, junior or senior year in horticulture or related fields which include agricultural sciences, botany, agronomy, environmental sciences and sustainability studies, consideration will also be given to a full time graduate student.
    • Two references: one college advisor or professor, and one person of student’s choice. It is the applicant’s responsibility to send in the references with application.
    • The most current official college transcript must be sent with the application. In lieu of available grades, Masters Students must provide proof of enrollment. If available most currant transcript from that program should be provided.
    • Essay: Why did you choose the field of horticulture or related field and what do you plan to do with your education in the future?
    • Applicants may reapply the following year.

All applications must be received by April 1, 2019.

Visit our Heartland Unit website at: www.PAHeartlandHSA.org

Walt Disney World Agricultural Sciences Internships

 

 

 

 

 

The Agricultural Sciences team at Walt Disney World in Orlando is looking for undergraduate college students and recent graduates who have received their Bachelors’ degree within 6 months of our internships’ start dates to participate in our fun and challenging six-month hands-on internship in several different agricultural and science education fields including Plant Science, Entomology, Biotechnology, and Aquaculture.

We are currently looking for students to fill internships for the Fall 2019 term (June 2019 – January 2020).  Desired majors include but are not limited to:  Ag. Communication, Ag. Education, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Agronomy, Aquaculture, Aquatic Biology, Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Crop Science, Biological and Biosystems/Agricultural Engineering, Entomology, Environmental Horticulture, Fisheries, Food Science, Horticulture, Landscape Design, Marine Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Ornamental Horticulture, and Plant Science.

Check out this video that the Walt Disney Company created about one of our plant science interns, which features her love for agriculture and why she chose to do the internship. https://www.facebook.com/DisneyWorldCommunity/videos/2336870386546562/?t=74

Interested students should apply online, http://www.disneyinterns.com/science,  and should attach their cover letter, resume and school transcript to their application. Click on “Enter Job Title or Keywords” then do a keyword search for “Agricultural Sciences” to view internship postings about the Plant Science, Entomology, Biotechnology, and Aquaculture internship positions along with many other science related internship openings.  Selected students will be interviewed via phone to further discuss the internship.

If you have any questions with accessing the site, please email us directly at WDW.EPCOT.Science.Internship@disney.com.

Boyce Thompson Institute 2019 REU Program

The PGRP Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) is an incredible opportunity to gain invaluable experience working along-side experts in the fields of Biology, Biochemistry, Plant Defense, Biotechnology, Genetics and Development, Plant Science, Genomics, Bioinformatics, and Science Communications.

For the past 18 years, BTI has been hosting a summer internship providing an outstanding student-development program that focuses on training and inspiring the next generation of scientists.

Located on the Cornell University campus, BTI is a world leader in plant research and is dedicated to developing innovative solutions to feed a growing world population, while protecting the environment and enhancing human health. The summer internship programs at BTI offer students an unmatched opportunity to gain real-life experience in plant science research and bioinformatics. We are also offing a Sci-Comm and Tech Transfer internship for undergrads.

Plant Genome Research Program Application Deadline: Friday, February 1, 2019
Sci-Comm and Tech Transfer Program Application Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2019

Visit our website to learn more about these opportunities, the application process, past students, our current research projects and stipend support information at: http://btiscience.org/internships  

 

Two Undergraduate Assistant Positions are available in the laboratory of Prof. Jung-Youn Lee.

About the lab
Research in Lee laboratory focuses on understanding how plant cells communicate using cellular, molecular, biochemical, and genetics approaches. The Lee lab (https://www.dbi.udel.edu/biographies/jung-youn-lee) is located at the Delaware Biotechnology Institute on Wyoming road.

About the position
Undergraduate assistants are needed to prepare and maintain plant materials and to help with basic lab maintenance. Students will be trained to prepare pots, plant seeds, culture seedlings to adult plants, and harvest seeds and to clean and organize lab wares. Students will be also trained on how to perform sterile culture techniques including media preps, seed sterilization, and seedling culture as needs arise. Work hours and length are flexible, but students are expected to work approximately 10 to 15 hrs per week depending on the research needs each week. Importantly, students are required to commit to a consecutive period of at least 1.5 year once hired and availability through the summer at least 15 hrs per week is essential.

Qualifications
Sophomores and juniors majoring in Biology, Plant Science, Chemistry, or Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, who are maintaining good grades and have taken intro laboratory courses are encouraged to apply. Prior laboratory research experience is not required but a plus. Highly motivated freshmen with prior work experience demonstrating strong work ethics and have interests in plant-based research will be also considered. Successful candidates are expected to have good organization and time management skills as well as work well with others and follow directions.

Application
Send one complete application file as a PDF including a resume and a statement summarizing your academic standing, qualification, experience, and interest in the position, and two names of referees with contact information. Send the application file via email to Ms. Allison Connor, amconnor@udel.edu