Sustainable Agriculture Internship (2 Internships Available)

  • Application Deadline: Rolling–Start Reviewing 1/15/21
  • Company: Kellogg Biological Station
  • Location: Hickory Corners, Michigan

SUMMER 2021 UPDATE: Although things remain uncertain, at this time we are planning for an Internship program at KBS in summer 2021. Please explore information below from past KBS interns. Applications are open!

Role Description

The 2021 Sustainable Agriculture Internships at the Kellogg Biological Station will focus on sustainable production of row crops and livestock. The interns will develop an understanding of conservation practices within grain based cropping systems (e.g. cover crops, no-till, precision farming, etc.), and assist with production and associated research projects, such as the new Long-Term Agroecosystem Research project. Specific topic areas may include soil health, organic farming, cover crops, grains for the brewing and distilling industries, precision agriculture and bioenergy crops. The interns will also have an opportunity to learn about rotational grazing and forage production as well as education activities targeting professionals and the public. Contact Brook Wilke (wilkebro@msu.edu) if you would like more information.

Interns play a valuable role in the development and implementation of initiatives vital to the mission of KBS.  The KBS Internship Program provides part-time (20+ hrs/week) professional experiences for students in a wide range of disciplines across KBS.

To complement the internship learning experience, interns are required to take a course at KBS (3 credits +) and participate in weekly professional development seminars during the summer.  Please note that interns are responsible for covering their MSU tuition for the course(s) taken. Scholarships to assist with tuition are available.

If you have questions about the program or application process, please email KBSsummer@msu.edu.