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USDA-ALARC-Research Intern

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Company Name: 
USDA-ALARC
Industry: 
STEM
Application Due Date: 
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Location: 
Maricopa
Paid: 
No
Federal Work-Study Eligible Site: 
No
Qualify for WIRCCS Scholarship: 
No
Description: 
USDA-ALARC (Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center) www.ars.usda.gov, based in Maricopa, will offer internships in various areas of their lab facility.  
  • In your cover letter please state which research area you would be interested in participating in and why. For more information on ALARC’s research go it: http://www.ars.usda.gov/Research/Research.htm?modecode=53-47-00-00
  • Pest Management and Biological Control Research Unit
The mission of the Pest Management and Biocontrol Research unit is to develop unique and improved biological, behavioral, cultural, and genetic based methods to reduce losses by insects and mites affecting crops in arid land production areas of the U.S.
  • Plant Physiology and Genetics Research Unit
The mission of the Plant Physiology and Genetic Research Unit is to increase the productivity, profitability and sustainability of agriculture in arid environments by developing new germplasm for both traditional and alternative crops and by improving plant responses to abiotic stresses and to changes in the global environment.
  • Water Management and Conservation Research
The objectives of the Water Management and Conservation Research Unit are to develop management strategies and physical hardware needed to attain the most efficient use of irrigation water, to protect groundwater in areas where agricultural practices would have the potential for degrading water quality, and to reuse wastewater. Applicants must be continuing EMCC students and have a minimum of 2.5 G.P.A or a recommendation from your SWSC instructor. If you would like assistance in preparing the required materials; cover letter, application and resume or in preparing for an interview, please contact the Career Center at 623.935.8740.
Prerequisites: 
  • Student must have already taken one semester of chemistry (preferred thru CHM152).
  • Student must have taken or be enrolled in BIO 205.
  • Instructor recommendation is required (list instructor name and phone number on your online application).
Minimum Requirements: 
  • Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Maintain professional image and attitude, acting consistently as a representative of the organization.
  • Demonstrate regular, predictable, and timely attendance.
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills.
  • If you are transferring to a 4 year university this is still an opportunity you can take advantage of.