The World Food Prize announced today openings for its Awards Management and Symposium Planning Interns for the duration of the 2018 spring semester.
Each academic semester and summer, a select group of highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students are chosen for the George Washington Carver (GWC) Internship program, which provides interns with the opportunity to take significant responsibility and initiative in planning and carrying out a wide range of the Foundation’s projects.
“Interns at the World Food Prize play an absolutely indispensable role in the planning and implementation of all World Food Prize programs,” said Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn, president of the World Food Prize Foundation. “The success of our upcoming Borlaug Dialogue symposium, youth education programs, and Laureate Announcement is dependent on their input and performance.”
The Awards Management intern will work one-on-one with the Director of Secretariat Operations on preparing World Food Prize nominations and Borlaug Field Award nominations to present to the respective selection committees composed of international experts; prepare written material about World Food Prize laureates and Borlaug Field Award recipients; work on updating database information related to the Foundation's awards processes; other duties related to arrangements for the annual Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium.
Furthermore, the Symposium Planning Intern will work one-on-one with the Director of Planning on the preparation and logistics leading up to the Laureate Announcement Ceremony, which takes place each year in Washington, D.C.; research issues related to food insecurity in preparation for the Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium in the Fall; other duties related to arrangements for the annual Borlaug Dialogue.
“Interning with the WFP is a unique experience because of the level of hands-on work each intern contributes to the organization. I gained a large amount of valuable, practical skills that will definitely give me a leg up in my future career,” said Madeline Cheek, the previous 2017 GWC Intern. “This position allowed me to see how a large-scale organization operates from the inside, and I got the opportunity to network with many influential contributors to the food security cause from around the world.”
More information and how to apply can be found at www.worldfoodprize.org/gwcintern.
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ABOUT THE WORLD FOOD PRIZE: The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. The Prize was founded in 1986 by Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, recipient of the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize. Since then, the World Food Prize has honored 46 outstanding individuals who have made vital contributions throughout the world. The World Food Prize annually hosts the Borlaug Dialogue international symposium and a variety of youth education programs to help further the discussion on cutting-edge global food security issues and inspire the next generation to end hunger.