The World Food Prize Foundation

The World Food Prize Foundation Seeks Applications for Spring Interns

10/24/2019

The World Food Prize Foundation is seeking applications for its prestigious George Washington Carver (GWC) Internship for the spring semester. The internship offers unparalleled professional experience in a variety of field and applications are due by November 1, 2019. Please apply at www.worldfoodprize.org/gwcintern.

"Being a George Washington Carver intern was an experience I’ll never forget. You get a chance to work with an extremely dedicated staff who consistently works toward an incredible cause. My internship not only boosted my confidence, but it also expanded my mindset,” said Missy Farni, George Washington Carver Intern.

GWC Interns work one-on-one with a staff mentor and are given the opportunity to take significant responsibility in developing, planning, and carrying out a wide range of the Foundation’s projects. Through this experience, interns become an integral part of this internationally renowned organization and interact with World Food Prize Laureates, government officials, international experts in science and agriculture, leaders in industry and business, and members of local and national media.

Each academic semester and summer, a select group of highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students is chosen for this unique 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 in the following areas: ​​​​  

  • Archival and Museum Studies
  • Awards and Lectures Management
  • Communications and Public Relations
  • Social Media and Writing
  • Community Relations and Grassroots Efforts
  • Graphic Design
  • Symposium Planning and Logistics
  • Youth Programming and Education

“This internship has been an all-around amazing experience for me. I’d recommend the internship to anyone who is looking to be treated as an equal in a professional working environment; anyone who has an interest working for a non-profit someday; anyone who wants to never get bored; or anyone who is just looking for a meaningful internship experience with fun staff to be alongside every day,” said Ashton Temple, George Washington Carver Intern.

The internship is flexible to successful candidates’ schedules, but a minimum commitment of 12 hours per week January 13 – May 29, 2020. While the position is unpaid, students may be eligible for course credit.

More information and how to apply can be found at www.worldfoodprize.org/gwcintern.

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 49 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 and leadership development programs to help further the discussion on cutting-edge global food security issues and inspire the next generation to end hunger.

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