The World Food Prize Foundation

International Internship Sites

Map of International Internship Sites

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In 2018, the World Food Prize Foundation celebrated 20 years of the Borlaug-Ruan International Internship program. Currently, our global programs have twenty-one active research centers and eleven former cooperation exploration sites worldwide. View our international partnerships below to discover opportunities that await a passionate student to engage in hands-on, original research projects on solving hunger and poverty issues. The information below includes each sites' international research and experts, previous Borlaug-Ruan Interns' scientific research, photos of their experience, and additional materials. To request more information please contact the Director of International Internships and Career Development, Ms. Crystal Harris at

​​​​​Current Partnerships

Listed below in the format of Country | Name of Host Organization

Brazil | EMBRAPA China | CAAS China | CAU China | CNHRRDC China | Peking University

Costa Rica | EARTH University India | AVRDC  India | ICRISAT

India | Mahyco  India | MSSRF India | S.M. Sehgal Foundation Kenya | ILRI Kenya | ICIPE Malaysia | WorldFish Center

Mexico | CIMMYT Nepal | ICIMOD Peru | CIP Philippines | IRRI Taiwan | AVRDC

Past Partnerships

Bangladesh | BRAC  Costa Rica | IICA  Costa Rica | MVI  Egypt | WorldFish Center 

Ethiopia | ILRI Guatemala | Hormel Foods Corp & CeSSIAM Indonesia | CIFOR Kenya | ICRAF  Tanzania | AVRDC

  Thailand | AVRDC  Thailand | CIMMYT  Trinidad | IICA  Turkey | CIMMYT


The World Food Prize Foundation has the unparalleled honor of partnering with research scientists and experts around the world (pictured above in 2018) who serve as mentors to the Borlaug-Ruan Interns. They emulate excellent work ethic and communication as to what it means to serve as a hunger fighter. Because of their guidance, these dedicated individuals have a tremendous impact on the lives of the Borlaug-Ruan Interns. 


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