Posted: February 5, 2018

The Penn State Agriculture and Environment Center is inviting all Pennsylvania agricultural conservation providers that offer student internships to fill out a survey about those opportunities.

Private sector consultants, conservation districts, agencies, and non-profit organizations that provide technical assistance to agricultural landowners and operators in developing plans and implementing practices are invited to fill out a short survey about internship opportunities.

The survey will help provide information about internships to Penn State students enrolled in the College of Agricultural Sciences' new Agriculture Stewardship and Conservation Certificate Program. That program, an outgrowth of the 2016 Pennsylvania in the Balance Conference and administered by the Environmental Resource Management Program, includes an internship or work experience requirement for students studying to become conservation professionals.

"We hope this survey will help interested and qualified students learn about conservation internship opportunities available to them and link them with potential future employers," said Matt Royer, AEC Director. "We will use the survey results to provide a list of internships available to students and how to pursue those opportunities."

The survey should only take five minutes to complete. Surveys should be completed by February 28, 2018 so information can be provided to students this spring semester.

For more information about the Agriculture Stewardship and Conservation Certificate Program contact , ERM Program Director