|The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland, College Park, provides a nationally recognized education that meshes applied learning, community engagement, professional mentorship, real-world opportunities, and supportive and diverse learning culture to ready students for sustainable and socially-minded practice. The Summer Opportunities in Agricultural Research and the Environment (SOARE) and SOARE: Strategic Work in Applied Geosciences (SWAG) programs are gateways to graduate education, providing underrepresented undergraduate students with on-campus research experience to establish important relationships with faculty in their respective fields of study and to conduct graduate-level research.
This fall, we are holding several summer research internship information sessions. We offer two summer internship programs in agriculture education, extension education, plant biology, animal and avian science, veterinary medicine, entomology, agricultural business, agricultural economics, nutritional science, food science, environmental science, earth science, geography, soil science, natural resources management, landscape architecture, and Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences. We are seeking twenty students to fill 2023 summer positions paying $4,500 (SOARE) -$6,000 (SOARE: SWAG). Students at two-year and four-year institutions are encouraged to apply. The programs aim to help students:
- Increase the knowledge of, and interest in, master’s and/or doctoral-level training in the agricultural, environmental, food and nutritional sciences.
- Build professional and personal networks to support students interested in joining the academic community.
- Create a diverse academic environment by increasing the number of traditionally underrepresented students in STEM graduate programs and, ultimately, the professoriate.
Program Benefits: Research training, career panels & shuttles, team research, scientific research poster, post-program mentoring, travel award to a national conference, paid 2nd-year internship (for eligible participants), UMD Graduate School application fee waivers, and more…