Emerging Scholars Internship

Program Overview

What is the Emerging Scholars Internship?

The Emerging Scholars Internship is an opportunity for students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, including the 1890 Black Land Grant institutions to conduct research with CAES scientists and reside on the UGA Campus in Athens. This 8-week program is intended for students who have an interest in research and are planning to attend graduate school in agriculture and related sciences. This is an excellent opportunity for students to receive hands-on research experience to better prepare themselves for graduate studies. Interns will be co-mentored by faculty scientists from their home university and CAES and will be expected to prepare a scientific report of their research activities. Interns will receive a monthly stipend and housing allowance.

What do the Emerging Scholar Interns do?

Interns are expected to:

  • Conduct supervised research on agricultural and environmental sciences.
  • Prepare a research paper summarizing the research project.
  • Make a presentation of the research findings in a professional setting.

Applicant Information

The Emerging Scholars Internship is open to juniors and seniors from HBCU's and 1890's majoring in agricultural and related sciences.  

Interested applicants must have:

  • A background or interest in agriculture and environmental sciences.
  • An interest and ability to conduct and communicate scientific research.
  • A strong interest in attending graduate school.
  • A minimum Grade Point Average of 3.2 to be considered.

Application deadline:
Applications are due February 4.

Emerging Scholars Internship Program

Application Closed
Application Deadline: February 18, 2022
The health and safety of our students, staff, and their families is our top priority. As of today, we are preparing to offer the Emerging Scholars Program. If selected for the program, you will be required to follow all safe protocols established by UGA, CAES, and your mentor. We will continue to monitor the current situation and make plans accordingly.

Just the facts

UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

The University of Georgia
Athens, GA

$1500 stipend at the end of each month plus a housing allowance and meal plan allowance.

June 13 - July 22

Application info:
Apply online. Applications are due February 4.

Internship Contact

Lakecia Pettway Director of Diversity Affairs
Office of Diversity Affairs Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
147 Cedar Street
Athens, GA 30602