2018 Horticulture Internship
The University of California
Cooperative Extension Program
A minimum of a baccalaureate degree is required. Graduate students and recent graduates with master’s or doctoral level degrees in the agricultural and/or biological sciences, are encouraged to apply.
This paid, full time internship is an excellent professional development opportunity for individuals interested in a career in cooperative extension. The successful candidate will learn about and assist with applied research and extension education programs focused on sustainable agriculture, integrated pest management, water use efficiency, improved water quality, and innovative practices to minimize environmental impacts while ensuring economic viability of tree crop production.
The intern will also participate in educational outreach efforts to educate farmers, agriculture professionals, and the general public regarding scientific findings and improve methodologies of crop production and environmental protection. The intern will learn about the latest in agricultural practices and technologies pertaining to almonds, dried plums, and other tree crops; interact with the individuals and organizations (public and private) supporting California agriculture.
Point of contact is Karen Ellsworth at firstname.lastname@example.org and 530 750-1284.
12 Month long Internship: Junior Specialist (exempt), fulltime at a monthly rate of $3291. Full time rate is 40 hours per week. First date of work anticipated to be early January 2019.
Work Location: The position will be located at the UCCE office in Yuba City, and work in the Sacramento and/or San Joaquin Valley tree crop region. Location will be based on successful candidate’s interest and available extension supervisors’ locations.
Required Qualifications: Minimum of a baccalaureate degree in agricultural sciences (soils, entomology, plant pathology, agronomy, horticulture, horticulture/plant sciences, or related field), ability to conduct field research, work independently, accomplish team-based research and education programs consistent with the UCCE mission, communicate and extend technical information in an understandable manner, work with people who may have a diversity of views and values, ability and willingness to perform physical work outdoors in adverse weather conditions, literacy in modern computing technologies.