Wednesday, February 22, 2017

2017 Summer Internship - apply by 3/3
Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology


Founded in 1999, and part of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland, the Agro-Ecology Center brings together diverse interests from the agricultural, forestry, and environmental communities for the purpose of retaining Maryland's working landscapes and the industries they support while protecting and improving the health of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. The mission of the Center is to promote environmentally sound and economically viable agriculture and forestry as Maryland’s preferred land use through research, outreach and collaboration.

The Hughes Center Internship was created to engage undergraduate and law students who have an interest in agricultural and environmental issues. The Hughes Center Internship provides students with an internship experience that will enhance their academic studies, hone their research and writing skills and create useful resources for the agricultural community. Interns will be exposed to the diverse constituency of the Hughes Center stakeholders. Students will be mentored by Suzanne Dorsey, Ph.D. Executive Director of Harry R. Hughes Center for Agroecology and Sarah Everhart, J.D. Research Associate and Legal Specialist, Agriculture Law Education Initiative. 

Interns must be licensed drivers with their own reliable transportation. Interns will be expected to attend Hughes Center events throughout the summer and some weekend or evening hours may be required. Interns will be paid hourly and will receive on-site housing at the Wye Research Center, Queenstown, Maryland for the duration of the internship. To apply: Please send your resume, cover letter and at least one academic or professional letter of recommendation to Sarah Everhart at severhart@law.umaryland.edu by March 3, 2017.