Undergraduate Summer Internship Program, CONSERVE

Variety of Locations

Position Title: Undergraduate Summer Internship Program

Organization: CONSERVE

Location: Variety of Locations

Organization Overview:

CONSERVE facilitates the adoption of on farm water treatment solutions that enable the safe use of nontraditional irrigation water on food crops and effectively reduce the nation’s agricultural water challenges that are exacerbated by climate change.

DAWN is developing a decision support system that helps to increase land, nutrient, and water use efficiency in order to maximize crop production in maize, soy, and bioenergy fields.

Position Overview: The CONSERVE Center is now partnering with the DAWN project (also funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture) in the administration of our Undergraduate Summer Internship Program. The goals and visions of both programs are firmly grounded in impactful research, extension and education at the nexus of food, energy, and water (FEW) systems.

They seek undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing higher degrees in the fields of agricultural and natural sciences, water utilization and conservation, public health, data analytics, economics, policy and law, environmental education and communications, and other relevant areas.

Duties: During the internship, students will have the opportunity to work on specific research projects (see link to available positions below) with their internship mentor. In addition, students will engage in professional development activities including a writing workshop, as well as career development webinars focused on oral presentation skills, CV development, and the graduate school application process, to name a few. Weekly journal clubs among all interns will also take place. Given that the selected interns will be placed across institutions in multiple geographic areas, the professional development activities will be administered through Zoom.


  • Be enrolled in a 4-year college or university or a community college

  • Have a 3.0 GPA or better.

Start/End Dates: June 5- August 11

Salary/Pay: Students selected for an internship will receive a stipend of $6,000. Additional funds for expenses (e.g., travel, lodging, per diem) are not provided.

Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m. February 10

How to Apply: Please use the online application to view the full job description as well as how to apply.