Land O’Lakes Accepting Applications for 2018 Global Food Challenge Program

Land O’Lakes is currently seeking applications for their 2018 Global Food Challenge program, which is open exclusively to students graduating in 2020.

The year-long fellowship program is open to up to 12 students from the Class of 2020. It includes a stipend for work assignments completed from January – May 2018 as well as an 11-week paid summer internship lasting from May – August 2018. 
The Global Food Challenge program is designed for students to gain experiences outside the classroom, including:
  • All-expense-paid trips to Land O’Lakes headquarters, Land O’Lakes member cooperative, Washington, D.C., an international location, and the Global Food Challenge Summit
  • “Challenge” assignments throughout the year and a team project centered around solving real-world agricultural issues
  • Broad exposure to agribusiness, including the Land O’Lakes organization and its leadership team
  • Invaluable career development and leadership opportunities
  • Receiving both technical and leadership training to enhance your skill-sets
  • Work with cross-functional teams to evaluate and drive performance improvements
  • Study abroad experience
  • Exploration to a variety of careers in agriculture
  • Networking opportunities
  • Media training
  • Participation in a number of special events between December 2017 and August 2018
  • Serving as an ambassador for the agriculture and the food industries 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Expected graduation date of May 2020 or December 2020.
  • Current students from the following universities and colleges are eligible to apply: Alabama A&M, Iowa State University, Kansas State University, Northwestern University, North Carolina A&T, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, The George Washington University, the University of Florida, the University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Demonstrated involvement and leadership in campus organizations, clubs or student government included in resume.
  • Must be available for 11-week Summer Experience May – August 2018.
  • Must be able to obtain a passport for travel to and within international destinations (location TBD; most likely an African or Middle Eastern nation)
  • Must be physically capable of international travel to and short-term residence within emerging and/or underdeveloped countries, possibly without access to modern amenities of daily life and exposure to extreme weather conditions. Must also be capable of participating in service work including physical labor.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate to groups of various sizes, ages and opinions.
  • Must have a strong drive to work hard and be open to new learning opportunities.
  • Must have a strong desire to work in a fast-paced industry and make a difference.
  • Submit videos, assignments and other requested materials at deadlines.
Applications are due October 30, 2017 – to apply follow this link.
An information session for students at the University of Florida will be held Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 5 PM in 2020 McCarty Hall D . 

For more information, please visit this link.


Posted: September 18, 2017


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