Opportunities

The Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences Department has many opportunities for students, whether it be in undergraduate research, graduate programs, employment, internships, student organizations, or scholarships.  Explore the tabs below to see what opportunities await you!

Undergraduate Students 


Application period now open for 2018-2019 Undergraduate Research Fellowships

Description:

Applications for undergraduate research fellowships with Auburn faculty are now being accepted. Students may apply for year-long, summer and semester-long fellowships. Eligible students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better, and have time to complete the fellowship before graduation. For detailed application information, stipend amounts, and forms, visit our.auburn.edu/undergraduate-research-fellowship/   

The application deadline is February 6, 2018.

Apply

contact:

Questions may be directed to Dr. Lorraine Wolf, Director of Undergraduate Research, undgres@auburn.edu.


 

Graduate Students


Agroclimatology group seeking Master and PhD students for Summer or Fall 2017

Description:

GRADUATE STUDENTS: Dr. Di Tian’s agroclimatology group is looking for highly motivated Master or PhD students for Summer or Fall 2017, click here for details.

POSTDOC RESEARCHERS: candidates who have a strong expertise in scientific computing (e.g. Matlab, R, or Python), climate data analysis, crop modeling, or hydrological modeling are highly encouraged to apply.

Visiting scholar or student positions are always available. Self-supported individuals will be given a prior consideration.

Advisor:
Di Tian
Assistant Professor
226 Funchess Hall
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-3819

Please discuss any internship opportunity with your academic advisor.

Internship Forms


Announcements:

USDA NRCS Pathway Intern Vacancy Announcements

DESCRIPTION:

The USDA NRCS Pathways Internship Program is for current students. If you’re a current student in high school, college, trade school or other qualifying educational institution, you may be eligible. This program offers paid opportunities to work in federal agencies and explore federal careers while completing your education.

Learn More

CSES Related Vacancies: 
Student Trainee (Soil Science) in Saint Joseph, MO 
Student Trainee (Soil Science) in Phoenix, AZ,   Arcata, CA, Hanford, CA, & Buffalo, WY
Student Trainee (Soil Science) in Easton, MD, Fort Worth, TX, Zanesville, OH, & Colchester, VT 
Student Trainee (Soil Science) in Arcata, CA; Hanford, CA, San Juan, PR, and Buffalo, WY
Student Trainee (Soil Science) in San Juan, PR
Student Trainee (Soil Conservation) in Evansville, IN, Valparaiso, IN, Sullivan, IN, and Finley, ND
Student Trainee (Soil Conservation) in Annapolis, MD, Dover Foxcroft, ME, Bangor, ME, and Epping, NH
Student Trainee (Soil Conservation) in Ankeny, IA, Muscatine, IA, Malvern, IA,  and Sergeatn Bluff, IA
Student Trainee (Soil Conservation) in Alexander City, AL, Gadsden, AL, Mobile, AL, and Montgomery, AL
Student Trainee (Soil Conservation) in Bakersfield, CA, Gunnison, CO, Napa, CA, & Holyoke, CO
Student Trainee (Soil Conservation) in Ankeny, IA, Malvern, IA, Muscatine, IA, and Sergeant Bluff, IA
Student Trainee (Soil Conservation) in DeFuniak Springs, FL, East Palatka, FL, Royal Palm Beach, FL, and Wauchula, FL
Student Trainee (Soil Conservation) in Danielson, CT and Warwick, RI
Student Trainee (Soil Conservation) in Dover, DE

APPLICATIONS DUE NOVEMBER 9, 2017


RESOURCES
AU CAREER CENTER 
AU EMPLOYMENT 
AG PEER MENTORING 
USA JOBS 
SCIENCE SOCIETIES CAREER CENTER 
AG CAREERS 
 
Government Agencies
ALABAMA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SYSTEM 
STATE PERSONAL DEPARTMENT 
UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION 
ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT 
GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES  
NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION SERVICE ALABAMA 

GENERAL TIPS
  • Begin your search six (6) months in advance
  • Attend career fairs
  • Ask your faculty mentor and academic adviser for information on upcoming opportunities
  • PROOFREAD, PROOFREAD, PROOFREAD!
         >  Resume’s, Cover Letters, everything.
  • Unless otherwise specified, always submit a cover letter
  • Have multiple people look over your documents before sending them in
  • Do research on the company before your interview
  • Go to the interview prepared with questions
  • Dress professionally
  • Do not wear strong perfume or cologne
  • Send a thank you note after your interview
  • A professional follow up phone call or email a week after submitting your application/interviewing is always a good idea.

CROP, SOIL & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CLUB

corn-sale_group-2016_2Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences Club is a professional organization for students who are interested in agriculture, sustainability and environmental sciences.

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Soil Judging team

Join our Soil Judging team and learn about soil morphology in order to use your knowledge against other southeastern and national colleges.  Soil contestants arrive at various soil pits and are expected to correctly identify, evaluate, classify, and describe four soil profiles.

Contact the Coach


Turf bowl team

Photo of a blade of grass in soilEvery year at the GCSAA Education Conference and Golf Industry Show, teams of college students participate in the Collegiate Turf Bowl. The competition consists of a written exam developed by superintendents and a written essay.

Contact the Coach 


OTHER College of Agriculture CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS

maddy-gohlke-2016-875x492With more than 20 student groups, the College of Agriculture has something for you no matter what your interest.

FIND A GROUP


Related National and International ORGANIZATIONS

STUDENT CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION

A national organizational for students and future conservation leaders.

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AMERICAN SOCIETY OF AGRONOMY

The American Society of Agronomy (ASA) is a progressive international scientific and professional society that empowers scientists, educators, and practitioners in developing, disseminating, and applying agronomic solutions to feed and sustain the world.

LEARN MORE

Crop science SOCIETY OF America

The Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) is a progressive international scientific society that fosters the mission of plant science for a better world.

LEARN MORE

Soil SCIENCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA

The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) is a progressive international scientific society that fosters the transfer of knowledge and practices to sustain global soils.

LEARN MORE


Announcements:

Grounds Foreman I/Assistant Sports Turf and Grounds Supervisor  needed at University of Georgia

DESCRIPTION:

Grounds Foreman/Assistant Sports Turf and Grounds Supervisor needed in Athens, GA.  Directly responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of playing and practice surfaces for assigned areas. Responsible for maintaining the Athletic Playing/Practice Surface and Providing grounds support for athletic fields of the athletic association.  

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Graduation from a standard high school or vocational school and some experience in public parks construction and maintenance including some supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience supervising others.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Sports Turf Management or similar field.
  • Experience in care and maintenance of athletic turf and grounds.  
Benefits:
  • Full Benefits Eligible
  • Location in Athens

Apply Online

Questions can be directed to:
  • Matt Hollan
    University of Georgia Athletic Association
    Director Athletic Turf/Grounds
    CONTACT RECRUITER

RESOURCES
AU CAREER CENTER 
AU EMPLOYMENT 
AG PEER MENTORING 
USA JOBS 
SCIENCE SOCIETIES CAREER CENTER 
AG CAREERS 
ENVIRONMENTAL CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 
 
Government Agencies
ALABAMA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SYSTEM 
STATE PERSONAL DEPARTMENT 
UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION 
ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT 
GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES  
NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION SERVICE ALABAMA 

GENERAL TIPS
  • Attend career fairs
  • PROOFREAD, PROOFREAD, PROOFREAD!
         >  Resume’s, Cover Letters, everything.
  • Unless otherwise specified, always submit a cover letter
  • Have multiple people look over your documents before sending them in
  • Do research on the company before your interview
  • Go to the interview prepared with questions
  • Dress professionally
  • Do not wear strong perfume or cologne
  • Send a thank you note after your interview
  • A professional follow up phone call or email a week after submitting your application/interviewing is always a good idea.

Auburn University ScholarshipS (AUSOME)


Announcements:

U.S. Department of State -Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program

DESCRIPTION:

Applications are now being accepted for the U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program. The CLS Program is a fully-funded intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 14 critical languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu. Most CLS languages do not require previous study of the target language. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. The scholarship program includes international airfare, tuition, and all program costs, as well as meals and living accommodations (often with a host family). The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of the United States. Participants are selected based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic or professional pursuits. CLS is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century’s globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.

Download a one-page CLS flyer here.

CLS Website: http://www.clscholarship.org;

CLS Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/CLScholarship;

CLS Twitter page: https://twitter.com/CLSscholarship;

Questions? Email CLS@AmericanCouncils.org

 

DUE NOVEMBER 15, 2017 by 7:59pm EST

SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITE


nATIONAL cORN gROWERS aSSOCIATION sCHOLARSHIP

DESCRIPTION:

The National Corn Growers Association is again offering its William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship thanks to the sponsorship of BASF Corporation.  Five $1,000 scholarships are available to college students (sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate students and Ph.D. candidates) who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in an agricultural, agribusiness or an ag-vocation field.

Applicants or a parent/guardian must be a member of NCGA. Funds are for the 2018-2019 school year.  Past scholarship winners, employees and the families of employees of any division of BASF or their subsidiaries or NCGA are not eligible for the scholarship. Students may apply for membership at NCGA.com.

Applications must be postmarked on or before December 1, 2017.

Evaluation:

  • Current scholastic accomplishments (classes taken, projects completed). Transcripts not required
  • Student’s career goals in soil and water conservation
  • Student’s work experiences in the field of soil and water conservation
  • Major professor’s support and acknowledgement of student’s activities
  • Student’s vision of the importance of soil and water conservation in their near future

Questions can be directed to Steve Uram, Marketing Manager for NCGA Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship Program.

DUE DECEMBER 1, 2017

SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITE


sCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH AUSOM

DESCRIPTION:

Current Students can now apply for University, College, and Department level scholarships thru AUSOM. Students are encouraged to

1) Complete the scholarship application through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM) by 4:45 p.m. CST on February 1 to receive consideration for General Scholarships awarded by the Office of University Scholarships and Departmental Scholarships awarded by Auburn’s colleges and schools.

2) Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available online beginning in October. The FAFSA should be received by February 1 for consideration of scholarships.

3) Pursue External Scholarship opportunities.

4) Respond to all scholarship offers by May 1.  Please note if your student received a scholarship for the 2017-18 they must re-apply each year for a scholarships. If your student didn’t receive a scholarship please consider applying again.

Questions can be directed to Michelle Bufkin at tmb0020@auburn.edu  .

DUE FEBRUARY 1, 2017

SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITE


tHE cOLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE Study Abroad Scholarship Application

DESCRIPTION:

The goal of this program is to foster and encourage student participation in study abroad programs and other international experiences focused on food and agriculture. The college will award scholarships of up to $2,000 to College of Agriculture students participating in study abroad programs and other international experiences. The funds for this scholarship will be distributed to the student’s Bursar’s account. The award will not be made until a selected student submits evidence that commitments to participate in the program have been made (e.g. airline ticket receipt, program fee, class registration). For more details regarding the trips go to: https://agriculture.auburn.edu/academics/study-abroad/ .  To be considered for the first round of scholarships, students must submit an application by November 5, 2017.  One additional scholarship cycle is available its deadline is February 5, 2018.  Questions regarding the program can be directed to Megan Ross at mhr0001@auburn.edu

DUE FEBRUARY 5, 2017

SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITE


Other Scholarship Resources
College Board
Fastweb
Scholarships.com
Peterson's
Cappex
Chegg
Niche
Unigo
 
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CONTACT:

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Liz Smith
Academic Advisor II
230A Funchess Hall
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-3989