The AEC has involved undergraduate students as interns. Because of our extensive partnerships with agriculture and conservation interests in government, NGO, academic, and private sectors, our interns are provided with unique and enriching experiences, and invaluable connections with conservation professionals.

Check the AEC News for current internship opportunities.

Meet our Interns

Amanda Grube, Environmental Resource Management

Amanda Grube
Hello! My name is Amanda Grube and I am a junior majoring in Plant Science (Agroecology Option) minoring in Plant Pathology and Agronomy as well as Ag Stewardship and Conservation. I am very excited to join the Agriculture and Environment Center team because it combines my interests and background in production agriculture with conservation practices, particularly concerning farms and farmers in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Growing up on a farm in Lancaster County I understand the complexity of non-point agricultural pollution issues when it comes to the obstacles that farmers face in managing these problems. I am excited to talk to producers in the community I grew up in to try and navigate the often complex legislation and regulations. I believe that communicating one on one with farmers is the best way to encourage cooperation as well as understanding surrounding agricultural stewardship and conservation. I am extremely happy to be working for an organization that encourages and carries out this type of work in order to promote a brighter future for agriculture and environmental relationships.

Allyson Ulsh, Enrivonmental Resource Management

Allyson Ulsh
Hello! My name is Allyson Ulsh and I am senior majoring in Environmental Resource Management (Environment Studies Option) and minoring in Sustainability Leadership and Ag Stewardship & Conservation. I am very excited to join the Agriculture and Environment Center team after studying the environmental legal framework and pollution issues surrounding the Chesapeake Bay watershed with Matt Royer as a professor. Learning about the complexities of solving nonpoint agricultural pollution problems in Pennsylvania and going abroad to Panama for a semester where I studied water quality issues related with agriculture helped shape my future career interest in sustainable agriculture education. I believe that empowering people through education is the best way to inspire community members to take action in environmental issues and I am happy to work for an organization that focuses on building partnerships to educate and create environmental solutions.