UMES’ summer internship applications available for local college students

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. — The University of Maryland – Eastern Shore is offering minority and underrepresented students in Delaware and Maryland the opportunity to explore how their academic major can lead to a career in agriculture or food science.

The “Research and Extension Experience” for Undergraduates is a 10-week internship, aimed at providing minority chemistry, biology, environmental science, engineering, and technology students underrepresented in Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Human Sciences with hands-on experience in research and extension

Dr. Victoria Volkis, an associate professor at UMES and principal investigator for the program says this internship will help local undergraduates develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills necessary for successful careers within the USDA or help further their education.

From June 1st to August 8th, participants will dive into workshops in favor of agriculture and food science. Dr. Volkis says in part quote, “we want also to contribute to their professional development.” She adds that they will teach participants how to apply to graduate school, how to apply to jobs, how to put together their resumes, and more.

Dr. Volkis says applicants can be full-time sophomores and juniors at colleges in the DMV area and also Pennsylvania and Washington D.C. SHe adds that applicants should have a minimum GPA of 2.9.

If chosen, participants will get a $3,000 stipend along with room and board.

For more information on the REEU program or to apply, you can visit the school’s website here or email Dr. Volkis at 

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