(04/12/21) BATON ROUGE, La. — The April 23 deadline for students to register for the LSU AgCenter ASPIRE summer internship program is quickly approaching. Students can apply today at LSUAgCenter.com/ASPIRE.
The ASPIRE Project engages undergraduates in agricultural-related internships in research, extension, and teaching, with mentorship from faculty in the AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture.
“We are excited to help students explore career paths in agriculture in such an interactive format,” Christina Zito Hebert, college and career readiness specialist with 4-H Youth Development, said.
The goals of this 10-week paid summer internship program include:
Students from all ethnicities and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Placement is open to everyone, and the program prioritizes recruiting and mentoring underrepresented and disadvantaged students.
The internships focus on six Farm Bill priority areas:
The program is funded by a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant, and partner institutions include LSU Alexandria, LSU Eunice, Southern University, Delta Community College and Baton Rouge Community College.
Students should submit a completed application, resume, cover letter, transcript and two letters of recommendation (at least one from a current or former professor) by April 23, 2021. Any questions can be directed to Christina Zito Hebert at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants will be notified if they are selected on May 5.
For more information, visit LSUAgCenter.com/ASPIRE.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture