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The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) Calls for Interns at the PestWorld 2017 Convention & Exhibition

Posted: May 17, 2017

Application deadline is Thursday, August 31st, 2017.

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) calls for applicants to their internship program in conjunction with PestWorld 2017, to be held October 24-27, 2017 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. PestWorld is the largest annual gathering in the world of pest management professionals and draws thousands of participants representing every area of the pest management industry.
 
Who: Founded in 1933, the NPMA is a trade organization with close to 7,000 member companies. 

NPMA calls for applicants to the PestWorld 2017 Internship Program. Internship opportunities are open to any undergraduate or graduate student (at least 21 years of age) interested in a career in pest management; any majors are acceptable from science to marketing to business management. Candidates will be selected based on the applicant’s statement of interest in the industry and NPMA’s intention to select a cross section of students from varying fields and schools.
 
What: In exchange for working at the PestWorld 2017 convention under the direction of NPMA professional staff, interns will receive:
•    One full registration for the entire four day meeting, which includes an educational program, general sessions with keynote presentations, exhibit hall admission, and meal functions, including receptions. Interns will be encouraged to participate in all PestWorld 2017 activities when not assigned work tasks.
•    Lodging (double assigned occupancy) plus breakfast and lunch each day.
•    $250 cash stipend to help with expenses.
•    Opportunity to speak as part of the PestWorld 2017 educational program. PestWorld interns will have the opportunity to present a 20-minute talk about their current research as part of the 2017 Intern Showcase: The Next Generation of Urban Entomologists scheduled on Thursday, October 26, 2017.
 
Interns must provide their own transportation to PestWorld. NPMA staff will make every effort to assign interns to areas beneficial to their future, based upon stated interests. All applications must be received by 5 p.m. EST on Thursday, August 31, 2017. Applicants will be notified of their status via e-mail by Monday, September 11th, 2017.
 
Where: Baltimore Convention Center
When: October 24-27, 2017
Why: NPMA is committed to the future of the pest management and recognizes that university students are an important part of the future of the pest management industry.
 
For more information about NPMA and PestWorld 2017, visit: pestworld2017.org/
 
Application Instructions:
Email the following to Mike Bentley at by September 11, 2017
1.    Current resume or CV
2.    Cover letter explaining your interest in participating in the internship program and how it will be beneficial to you career.
3.    Names and contact information of two academic references.
4.    Title and 150 word synopsis of the 20 minute educational presentation you would like to present as part of the PestWorld 2017 educational program.
 
All applications must be received by 5 p.m. EST on Thursday, August 31, 2017. Applicants will be notified of their status via e-mail by Monday, September 11, 2017.
 
If you have any questions, please contact NPMA at 703-352-6762 or via e-mail at .