Position Announcement: Summer Internship – Agriculture & Natural Resources

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Position: Tennessee Extension Internship Program: ANR/CED Agriculture Economics Department
10-week Summer Internship

Location: The student will work in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Tennessee. A workstation will be provided in Morgan Hall, Knoxville, TN. Prior to starting the internship, interns will participate in a day-long orientation to familiarize them with Tennessee Extension Programs in ANR.

Effective Date: Tentative – May 19 – July 28, 2022

Salary: A stipend in the amount of $6,840 for the 10-week internship is provided for each intern. As with any position, it is expected that an intern is able to get to and from work each day. Generally, interns ride with Extension agents during significant work-related travel and therefore do not receive a travel budget allotment.

Description: The successful applicant will assist faculty, staff and graduate students with grant funded projects related to domestic agricultural policy. Topics will include whole farm revenue protection crop insurance, micro farm policy crop insurance, heirs’ property relending program, and agricultural risk coverage and price loss coverage. Other topics may be assigned at the discretion of the intern’s supervisor.


  • Candidate must be enrolled in a college of agriculture, natural resources, environmental science or closely related major.
  • Should have completed at least 50 percent of the required course work for the Bachelor’s degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher and has at least one more semester to complete after the summer internship has ended. Preference will be given to students presently enrolled in the University of Tennessee, Tennessee State University, any other university or college in Tennessee, or to a student resident of Tennessee enrolled elsewhere. Preference will also be given to those with Extension experience (i.e. former 4-H member, etc.). However, all eligible applicants will be considered.
  • Must reside in, or live within a reasonable commuting distance of the assigned location. Housing not provided.
  • Must have own transportation to and from work.
  • Must present a written and oral report of the project accomplishments and training experience at the end of the internship.

For best consideration, applications for the internship should be submitted by January 24, 2022. Applications received after this date will be reviewed if all slots have not been filled.

Applicants may be interviewed. Successful applicants will be notified by March 1, 2022.

Application Requirements:

  • Complete online application
  • Attach Resume to Online Application
  • Attach Transcript to Online Application
  • Attach Completed Addendum to Online Application

Inquiries may be made to:

Dr. Aaron Smith
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

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