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World Food Prize Borlaug-Ruan International Internship Program now accepting applications
09:30:11 AM | Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Author: High Plains Journal

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The World Food Prize has announced the opening of the application process for the 2018 Borlaug-Ruan International Internship program. High School students from across the U.S. will travel abroad this summer to gain real-world experience in STEM fields at international research centers.

The unique program, which was created by Norman Borlaug and John Ruan, Sr. in 1998, allows students to participate in projects with distinguished researchers at leading agricultural research centers around the globe. While getting a firsthand view of real and pressing food security issues and nutrition problems in poverty-stricken areas, the students will be spending time in the lab as well in the field conducting research and interviews and gathering data.

“Coming to China has been a lifelong dream of mine and to have lived here for two months, getting hands on laboratory experience and working alongside some of the best and brightest is more than I could ever ask for,” said 2017 Borlaug-Ruan Intern Daniel Vogwill. “I could not have asked for a better internship to be on because while we all may walk away from this with a new love for science, the humanities, and/or agriculture, we can all agree that we are not the same people we were when we got on the plane two months ago and for that I am forever grateful.”

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