Each academic semester and summer, a select group of highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students is chosen for the George Washington Carver Internship for the World Food Prize, which provides interns with the opportunity to take significant responsibility and initiative in planning and carrying out a wide range of the Foundation’s projects, including:
Youth Programming & Education
Symposium Planning & Logistics
Public Relations & Communications
Community Relations & Grassroots Efforts
Through this experience, George Washington Carver Interns learn first-hand both the public and private side of operating an international non-profit organization and increase their understanding of the international fight against hunger, malnutrition, and poverty.
Working one-on-one with a staff mentor, George Washington Carver Interns become an integral part of this internationally renowned organization and interact with government officials, international experts in agriculture and the environment, World Food Prize Laureates, leaders in industry and business, and members of local, national and international media.
Successful candidates have a strong academic background, a solid work ethic, a capacity for analytical thinking, impeccable attention to detail, and excellent oral and written communication skills. They are enthusiastic and flexible learners, capable of both taking direction and working independently. All selected interns share a commitment to fulfilling The World Food Prize Foundation’s purpose of inspiring and recognizing contributions to human development through increasing the quality, quantity, and availability of food in the world.
Interns are unpaid but may be eligible for course credit.
While a minimum commitment of at least 12 hours per week is required, the program provides flexibility for each intern’s schedule. Internship start and end dates are flexible but a minimum commitment of three months is requested.
Applications for spring semester internships are due by November 16. Internships are unpaid.
Apply today at http://www.worldfoodprize.org/gwcintern.
Emails of inquiry can be directed to Crystal Harris at email@example.com.