The World Food Prize Foundation

Youth Programming & Education

National Expansion 

Currently, the World Food Prize operates Youth Institutes in 20 states, with the goal of having a youth institute in every state. Each semester, a highly qualified undergraduate or graduate student is chosen to assist with promoting and expanding World Food Prize youth programs. This intern works closely with the Director of National Education Programs to assist with educational programming and outreach. Various duties include:  

  • Assisting with in-state outreach for each state with a youth institute
  • Building relationships with teachers, students, parents, partners, advisors and other supporters
  • Coordinate media outreach - creating media advisories and press releases promoting the Youth Programs and interesting stories about participants
  • Assist with the planning and coordination of the State Youth Institutes

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, have strong oral and written communication skills, a background in STEM education, and attention to detail. 

International Internships & Career Development

Working with the Director of International Internships & Development, one highly qualified undergraduate or graduate student is chosen each semester to assist with various aspects of the World Food Prize youth programs. This intern takes on significant responsibility in facilitating youth programs, particularly with the Borlaug-Ruan International Interns. Duties include: 

  • Reviewing and editing the Borlaug-Ruan intern research reports and preparing them for website posting
  • Assisting with travel arrangements (visa application, flight arrangements, site logistics, etc.) for Borlaug-Ruan Interns
  • Update the Borlaug-Ruan Intern alumni database
  • Assist with the entire Borlaug-Ruan Internship application, selection and placement process

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, have strong oral and written communication skills, a background in STEM education, and attention to detail. 

The Global Youth Institue, held in October, draws in hundreds of high school students and educators, as well as leaders in the field. Interns work at each stage of the event.  2017 Youth Program interns meeting Robert Thurow 
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