MSU Extension Undergraduate Apprenticeship Program opportunities available

The Mississippi State University Extension Service is offering eight summer apprenticeship opportunities in 2018 for qualified juniors and seniors through the MSU Extension Undergraduate Apprenticeship Program. Each paid apprenticeship offers an integrated research and Extension experience, in which the student works directly with a faculty specialist to assist with ongoing research and help develop a related educational product or process that successfully translates into relevant outreach to key stakeholders.

Applications from students in all disciplines, not just those specific to Extension/agriculture, are welcome. Detailed information about each apprenticeship opportunity is available at

The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. CST on Feb. 28, 2018.
In order to complete the requirements of the program, each student selected must:

1) Successfully meet the learning objectives identified by the faculty specialist.

2) Maintain and submit a weekly reflective journal to the faculty specialist.

3) Develop and present a poster or presentation at an industry-related conference or professional meeting by the end of spring semester 2019. 
Each apprentice will receive a $500/week stipend for 12 weeks) plus benefits and job-related travel expenses. It is up to the school/department whether the student will receive college credit for the summer semester. 
Contact Marina D. Denny at 662.325.1175 or with any questions.
This project was supported by the FY16 USDA NIFA AFRI ELI Research and Extension Experiential Learning for Undergraduates (REEU) Fellowships Program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA, Grant #2017-67033-26015.