The Noble Foundation
Employment type: Internship
Job Location: Ardmore, OK
Application Deadline: February 13, 2017
The Noble Summer Research Scholars in Plant Science program is funded in part by The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and the National Science Foundation. This program offers the opportunity to conduct plant science in a real-world laboratory setting with some of the profession's greatest minds.
The Noble Foundation boasts more than 90 Ph.D. scientists from 25 countries. They perform cutting-edge plant science research – research that holds the potential to impact global agriculture, influence animal and human health, and create alternative energy sources.
The Noble Summer Research Scholars in Plant Science program is more than just an internship; it's a chance to conduct actual research. It's an opportunity to explore endless scientific possibilities. It's a chance to discover your future.
Working side-by-side with a mentor scientist and laboratory members from the Noble Foundation's Plant Biology Division or Forage Improvement Division, scholars perform a research project specifically tailored to their interests and educational background. Scholars quickly become part of the Noble Foundation research environment. Scholars are involved in all laboratory activities, while conducting experiments to further their own research project. At the conclusion of the program, scholars present their findings to the Noble Foundation science community.
Scholars participate in hands-on workshops that allow access to a broad range of research experiences, including confocal microscopy and a comprehensive analysis of forage improvement techniques.
Scholars will also tour several of Noble Foundation research field plots and demonstration farms to see first-hand how plant science benefits production agriculture and, ultimately, today's agricultural producers.