Student Intern Program
We accept students from throughout the U.S. and around the world. We accept only the most ambitious students. The intern program challenges students to think creatively and develop problem solving skills.
There are two primary learning objectives for this program. First, to improve research skills by developing experiments to solve common production problems in Oregon nurseries. Second, to develop communication skills by helping students with written and oral presentations about nursery related issues.
We work closely with nurseries throughout Oregon. We identify production problems, then develop experiments to provide practical solutions to those problems. Examples of research conducted by student interns include:
Applied research has no value unless the results can be effectively communicated to others. This internship program will improve student communication skills in one or more of the following ways:
Primary instructor: Dr. Jim Owen
Location: Aurora, Oregon (20 miles south of Portland)
Duration of internship: 3 to 18 months
Time of internship: year round, although most interns are hired for the summer growing season. Special consideration will be given to students who want to work during the months of February - May.
Education: for U.S. students, you must be enrolled in a college or university with plans to continue classes after completing the internship.
For international students, you must be enrolled in or have completed a college or university program equivalent to a Bachelor of Science in the U.S.
Pay: students work 40 hours/week, and are paid for each hour of work. Pay is based on experience.
For more information on this internship program, email Dr. James Altland