George Washington Carver Internship, The World Food Prize Foundation

THE WORLD FOOD PRIZE FOUNDATION GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER INTERNSHIP is an unparalleled professional opportunity for students interested in global issues of hunger, poverty and development in Des Moines, Iowa. 

Through this experience, George Washington Carver Interns learn first-hand both the public and private side of operating an international non-profit organization and increase their understanding of the international fight against hunger, malnutrition, and poverty.  Working one-on-one with a staff mentor, GWC Interns become an integral part of this internationally renowned organization and interact with World Food Prize Laureates, government officials, international experts in science and agriculture, leaders in industry and business, and members of local and national media.

GWC Interns come from a variety of academic disciplines, including the natural and social sciences, agronomy, business, education, international relations, communications and graphic design. Internship roles will be specialized according to an individual’s background, skills, and area of interest; and each intern will work one-on-one with a staff mentor.

Interns will take part in implementing:
– Youth Programming & Education
– Symposium Planning & Logistics
– Public Relations & Communications
– Community Relations & Grassroots Effort

Successful candidates have: a strong academic background, a solid work ethic, a capacity for analytical thinking, impeccable attention to detail and excellent oral and written communication skills. They are enthusiastic and flexible learners, capable of both taking direction and working independently. All selected interns share a commitment to fulfilling The World Food Prize Foundation’s purpose of inspiring and recognizing contributions to human development through increasing the quality, quantity, and availability of food in the world.

Interns are unpaid but may be eligible for course credit. While a minimum commitment of 12 hours per week is required, the program provides flexibility for each intern’s schedule, and some interns choose to work full time. While start and end dates are also flexible, a minimum commitment of three months is required.”

Apply today at The application deadline is March 17, 2017.

For questions, please contact Crystal Harriss at

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