Emerging Scholars Internship

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Program Overview

What is the Emerging Scholars Internship?

The Emerging Scholars internship is an opportunity for students at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), including 1890 land-grant institutions, to conduct research with College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) faculty and reside on the University of Georgia campus in Athens. This seven-week program is intended for students who are planning to attend graduate school in agriculture or related sciences and are interested in research.

Emerging Scholars will pursue hands-on research projects with CAES scientists to prepare for potential graduate studies. Interns will receive a monthly stipend and housing allowance and will be co-mentored by faculty scientists from their home university and CAES. All Emerging Scholars will conduct supervised research on agricultural and environmental science topics and prepare a scientific research paper and presentation at the end of the project.

Applicant Information


The Emerging Scholars Internship is open to juniors and seniors majoring in agricultural and related sciences at HBCUs and 1890 land-grant institutions.


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 3.0

Application deadline:
Applications are due March 1.

Application process:




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 1 - July 25

Application info:
Download the application here
Submit the completed application to emergingscholars@uga.edu

Applications are due March 1.

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