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Interns

The Interns at The Land Institute are extraordinarily capable, interesting, and committed. They serve a critical role in fulfilling our shared mission, contributing as staff team members to our work on perennial crops, research to achieve ecological intensification, and ecosphere studies.

Research Residents, a new intern classification in 2019, are primarily selected from individuals who completed the regular TLI intern program and express a strong desire to delve into our research to a greater depth, ultimately moving on to attend graduate school.

Internships at The Land Institute

Our interns gain valuable insight into the research programs of The Land Institute while assisting in the fields, seed processing facilities, and labs. With thousands of experimental plots and tens of thousands of experimental plants, interns conduct crucial fieldwork that includes hoeing, transplanting, and sampling alongside preeminent scientists working to develop Natural Systems Agriculture. Summer interns enjoy seminars with the staff and visiting scientists, but the majority of learning is gained from hands-on work with the research programs. Keep in mind that although the fieldwork is satisfying, it also can be physically challenging.

We generally require that interns commit to a duration of at least three months between May and October.  Interns are paid and work approximately 40 hour weeks. While we do not offer free housing, limited housing is available near campus and rent is typically around $300/month.  Although interns are often students (generally between sophomores in college to recently graduated) we consider adult applicants of any age and background. 

Summer 2021 applications are now closed. Please check back in fall 2021 for Summer 2022 applications.

 

Class of 2021

Emma Baker
Intern

Jack Braley
Intern

Angela Brekalo
Research Resident, Crop Protection Genetics

Belle Furman
Intern/Research Assistant, Soils Lab

Jarrod Fyie
Research Resident, Crop Protection Ecology

Megan Gladbach
Research Resident, Ecosphere Studies

Olivia Hamilton
Research Assistant

Abigail Han
Research Resident, Perennial Legumes

Stacy Holt
Intern

Blaze Johnson
Research Resident, Crop Protection Ecology

Maya Kathrineberg
Research Assistant, Perennial Wheat and Crop Protection Genetics

Sammie Moore
Intern

Dezni Ortiz
Research Assistant, Perennial Legumes

Jocelyn Pembleton
Research Assistant

Laura Phillips
Post-Baccalaureate Researcher, Perennial Legumes

Siena Polk
Post-Baccalaureate Researcher, Ecosphere Studies

Leah Treffer
Post-Baccalaureate Researcher, Crop Protection Genetics

Sophia Skelly
Research Technician, Crop Stewardship

Class of 2020

Emma Baker
Intern

Angela Brekalo
Research Resident, Crop Protection Genetics

Katy Dix
Intern

Jarrod Fyie
Research Resident, Crop Protection Ecology

Alexandra Griffin
Research Resident

Megan Gladbach
Research Resident, Ecosphere Studies

Abigail Han
Research Resident, Perennial Legumes

Blaze Johnson
Research Resident, Crop Protection Ecology

Siena Polk
Post-Baccalaureate Researcher, Ecosphere Studies

Eric Cassetta
FFAR Phenomics Selection Technician

Madeline DuBois
Research Technician, Ecology

Sophia Skelly
Research Technician, Crop Stewardship

Class of 2019

Angela Brekalo
Research Resident, Crop Protection Genetics

Jarrod Fyie
Research Resident, Crop Protection Ecology

Alexandra Griffin
Research Resident

Megan Gladbach
Research Resident, Ecosphere Studies

Abigail Han
Research Resident, Perennial Legumes

Blaze Johnson
Research Resident, Crop Protection Ecology

Siena Polk
Post-Baccalaureate Researcher, Ecosphere Studies

Gus Jaynes
Intern

Crystal Ma
Intern

Konilo Zio
Intern

Tehya Peters
Intern

Rena Detrixhe
Research Resident

Eric Cassetta
FFAR Phenomics Selection Technician

Madeline DuBois
Research Technician, Ecology

Westen Gehring
Perennial Agriculture Project, Operations Associate

Class of 2018

Alexandra Griffin
Research Resident

Megan Gladbach
Research Resident, Ecosphere Studies

Abigail Han
Research Resident, Perennial Legumes

Anna Andersson
Research Technician, Civic Science

Nicole Leslie Gentili
Natural Systems Agriculture Intern

Jack Graddis
Intern

Nima Homami
Intern

Emily Meier
NSA and Ecosphere Studies Intern

Dan Patel
Intern

Eric Cassetta
FFAR Phenomics Selection Technician

Class of 2017

Maya Kathrineberg
Research Assistant, Perennial Wheat and Crop Protection Genetics

Siwook Hwang Land Institute Intern

Siwook Hwang
Intern

Kelsey Peterson
Intern; Oilseeds Technician

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