Field Internship

Hiring Organization: Small Fruit and Hop Pathology Laboratory
Employment type: Internship
Job Location: East Lansing, MI
Application Deadline: May 22, 2019

Field Internship Opportunity

Small Fruit and Hop Pathology Laboratory

This is a full-time (40 hr/week), paid internship position for the summer of 2019. Interns will be scouting for diseases and maintaining several fields of blueberries, grapes, and hops as well as getting a myriad of experiences in other cropping systems. Interns will be exposed to a number of opportunities:

  • Scouting for diseases in blueberries and grapes: after training, interns will travel to southwest MI one day a week to scout several blueberry and grape fields for disease development. Interns will take pictures and generate a short written report.
  • Learn blueberry cropping systems: interns will help plant a new one acre blueberry planting and be responsible for its care and maintenance (fertilization, irrigation, weed control, etc)
  • Learn cropping systems for grapes and hops: interns will be responsible for maintaining a half-acre grape vineyard and one acre hopyard (scouting for disease, tying vines, irrigation, weed control)
  • Safety training: interns will gain extensive knowledge of farm safety training and have the opportunity to work with irrigation, tillage, cultivators, and tractor mounted mowers.
  • Data collection: interns will be exposed to multiple research projects and assist with data collection
  • Other crops: interns will also have an opportunity to learn about tree fruits, vegetables, ornamentals and turf systems.

To Apply:

Please contact Timothy Miles ( or Jerri Gillett ( for more information, or click here to see the full posting.

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