This internship and mentoring program will run from May to August and will be open initially to students enrolled in the Regulatory Science in Agriculture program at NC State University and Louisiana State University (LSU).
Students in the program will be offered a stipend by CERSA.
Once students and mentors are matched, we will invite the students to participate in a full-day professional development workshop which will be held in Raleigh, NC (this could be in-person or virtual).
In addition to having the opportunity to get to know their fellow interns in the cohort, students will participate in a series of short leadership and professional development trainings that will set them up for success in the upcoming internship, as well as their professional life moving forward.
Interns will begin their 12-week program at the close of the Spring semester and conclude their work before the Fall semester begins. Students will be asked to give a short presentation on their program, what they learned, and share any ideas on how we can make the program stronger moving forward.
Eligibility Must be a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student in good standing at one of CERSAs founding universities North Carolina State University or Louisiana State University.
Prior to the internship, students must complete one or more of the regulatory science courses offered through CERSA.
Application Process Applications will be reviewed by a multi-stakeholder panel, consisting of the CERSA director and co-director, select CERSA Advisory Board members, and the professional mentors involved in a given year. Mentors will then be matched with accepted students based on program needs and preferences.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Length of program: 12 weeks (typically, May-August)
Week 1: Orientation, Introduction to Mentors and Project Planning Orientation to introduce students to internship program Interns meet with mentors
Week 2: Starting Project Work and Professional Development Short-Courses Interns begin project work Professional development short-courses
Weeks 3-11: Project Work and Professional Development Check-ins from mentors twice a week Continued professional development opportunities
Week 12: Project Wrap-Up and Presentations Interns finish their projects Present work to mentors and other interns
Meet One of Our Interns
CERSA would like to announce our very own NC State student Rocio Davila to the CERSA Internship Program