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TN Extension Internship Program ANR/CED Biosystems Engineering Soil Science Department

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University of Tennessee

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Knoxville, Tennessee

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Mon, 21 Dec 2020 23:59:59 GMT

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TN Extension Internship Program – ANR/CED Biosystems Engineering & Soil Science Department US-Tennessee-Knoxville POSITION X2044 Tennessee Extension Internship Program: ANR/CED Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science Department 10-week Summer Internship LOCATION The student will work in the Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science Department at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Prior to starting the internship, interns will participate in a day-long orientation to familiarize them with Tennessee Extension Programs in ANR. EFFECTIVE DATE Tentative–May 20 July 29 or 30, 2021 SALARY AND BENEFITS A stipend in the amount of $6,840 for the 10-week internship is provided for each intern. As with any position, it is expected that an intern is able to get to and from work each day. Generally, interns ride with Extension agents during significant work-related travel and therefore do not receive a travel budget allotment. JOB DESCRIPTION Intern will create educational resources and program evaluation tools for a state-wide program in nutrient reduction strategies related to watershed management and water quality conservation. The effort will support the variety of UT Extension-led programs that disseminate information and support incentive programs for a range of target audiences and with a goal of reducing nutrient transport in watersheds draining lands in the Mississippi River Basin. Target audiences include but are not limited to producers, land managers, homeowners, other educators, youth, and future practitioners. The overarching goal is to address issues in both urban and agricultural land uses that pose risks to water quality. The intern will also be involved in the following activities: supporting state office efforts to disseminate information to support county-based programs, quantifying and evaluating impacts of programs, creating new technology tools for program delivery, and collecting field data to support science-based information and recommendations related to water quality and watersheds education. REQUIREMENTS Candidate must be enrolled in a college of agriculture, natural resources, environmental science or closely related major. Should have completed at least 50 percent of the required course work for the Bachelor’s degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher and has at least one more semester to complete after the summer internship has ended. Preference will be given to students presently enrolled in the University of Tennessee, Tennessee State University, any other university or college in Tennessee, or to a student resident of Tennessee enrolled elsewhere. Preference will also be given to those with Extension experience (i.e. former 4-H member, etc.). However, all eligible applicants will be considered. Must reside in, or live within a reasonable commuting distance of the assigned location. Housing not provided. Must have own transportation to and from work. Must present a written and oral report of the project accomplishments and training experience at the end of the internship. For best consideration, applications for the internship should be submitted by December 15, 2020. Applications received after this date will be reviewed if all slots have not been filled. Applicants may be interviewed. Successful applicants will be notified by January 31, 2021. Apply on-line at: APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Complete Online Application Attach Resume to Online Application Attach Transcript to Online Application Attach Completed Addendum to Online Application ( Inquiries may be made to: Andrea Ludwig () or Lori Duncan () Other Professional Nov 19, 2020, 10:23:28 AM Full-time