POSITION X1854 TennesseeExtension Internship Program: ANR/CED Biosystems Engineering and Soil ScienceDepartment 10-week Summer Internship
LOCATIONThe student willwork in the Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science Department, Knoxville, TNat the University of Tennessee. Prior to starting the internship, interns willparticipate in a day-long orientation to familiarize them with TennesseeExtension Programs in ANR.
EFFECTIVE DATEMay 22 – July 31,2019
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Compensation inthe amount of $5,500 for the 10-week internship is provided for each intern. Aswith any position, it is expected that an intern is able to get to and fromwork each day. Generally, interns ride with Extension agents during significantwork-related travel and therefore do not receive a travel budget allotment.
Intern willdevelop a 'Tennessee Water Toolkit' for UT Extension Agents, Specialists andpartnering agency professionals by utilizing geographic information systems(GIS) tools and available spatial databases. Specifically, this Tennessee WaterToolkit will allow for broad-scale data collection used to make local impactsthroughout the state. The toolkit will be further used to create 4-H lessonplans around geospatial analysis and mapping. The intern will also be involvedin the following activities: supporting state office efforts to disseminateinformation to support county-based programs, quantifying and evaluating impactsof programs, creating new technology tools for program delivery, and collectingfield data to support science-based information and recommendations related towatershed activities affecting water quality and soil health.
Internal Number: 164988
About Institute of Agriculture
The Institute’s four major units are the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension. The Institute contributes to improving the quality of lives and enhancing the agricultural, economic, environmental and social well-being of Tennessee. Our clientele include students, families, farmers, 4-Hers, agribusiness and the general public.