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Extension/Research Intern

North Dakota State University
Williston, ND
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Position Information

This is a part-time or temporary non-benefited position.

Detailed Job Description:

The Extension and Research Summer Intern will assist the Extension Cropping Systems Specialist with agricultural research and outreach programs at the Williston Research Extension Center and off-station. Job duties will be a mix of field (outdoor) and office/laboratory work. Research duties include plants and research plots preparation, collection and data entry, demo plants and plots maintenance, laboratory duties. Outreach duties and responsibilities include but not limited to preparation of signs and labels for plants and field plots, assist with logistics needed on field days and tours, program documentation and archiving, working with other interns from other programs, guide and assists agricultural clienteles to the right information or directions, help in distribution and collection of evaluation forms, set up booths and tables, and preparation of venues and associated extension items such as signup sheets, laser pointers, printed brochures, handouts and banners, microphones, speakers, laptop and screen projectors.

The intern will work with the IPM Crop Survey and Weed Science programs.

State vehicles and per diem are provided when traveling.

Responsibilities of the Internship will include:
  • Assist scientists with planting, field layout and signs for field and demo plots, data collection, taking notes and plot pictures, weeding, mowing, and maintaining plots, and harvesting when needed.
  • Operate light equipment as needed such as mowers, weed whackers, and other small plot equipment.
  • Process samples in a laboratory such sorting, weighing, measuring, bagging, labeling, etc. of seeds and plant tissues samples and materials for outreach and research activities.
  • Drive state fleet vehicles on and off-station as needed, after taking the defensive driver training (compulsory).
  • Assist in maintaining the laboratory/office in a clean and organized condition.
  • Assist with field days and other public outreach events.
  • Complete the required basic safety training and follow all safety protocols.

Minimum Qualifications

· Valid Driver's License and at least 18 years of age

· Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)

· Positive attitude and willingness to work hard in both indoor and outside environment.

· Interest in agriculture, research, and educational work.

· Ability to work a full-time schedule in the summer.

Preferred Qualifications

· College/University student

· Relevant work experience


$15-$22 DOQ

Work Schedule: Typical schedule is Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

To Apply - Applications must include the following materials:

Please include within application if you are currently or have in the past 12 months been employed with NDSU, the North Dakota University System or any other North Dakota State agency. If so, include which agency/department, as well as how many hours you work a week and in the past 12 months.

About Us:

North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university. We educate leaders who solve national and global challenges by providing affordable access to an excellent education that combines teaching and research in a rich learning environment.

NDSU is in the highest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, R1, granted to the top research institutions in the country.

NDSU has offices across the state of North Dakota, and the main campus is in Fargo, on the Minnesota border. Along with Moorhead, Minnesota, Fargo forms one of the largest metropolitan centers between Minneapolis and Seattle. The community is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live.

Employment Eligibility:

NDSU determines employment eligibility through the E-Verify system: What is E-Verify? New employees to NDSU must present specific identification to determine their employment eligibility no later than their first day of work. To view the identification required, please see the List of Acceptable Documents . You will be required to have one item from List A OR one item from List B and List C.

No Smoking Notice :

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Diversity Statement:

NDSU strives to be a community of belonging, recognizing unique differences as strengths of our university. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that supports a community in which diverse populations and perspectives will know and learn from one another. NDSU values candidates who are committed to our core values of respect, inclusivity, community, creativity, excellence, impact, innovation, integrity, resilience, responsiveness, and transformation. Successful candidates will be committed to and help advance our strategic goal to create and maintain an open and respectful environment to promote inclusivity and diversity as a cornerstone of education, research, and outreach.

Veteran's Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference requirements.

Reasonable Accommodation Information

North Dakota State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact Human Resources at 701-231-8961 or .


NDSU is recognized as one of the nation’s top 108 public and private universities.

North Dakota State University is an employer of choice with a commitment to offer a well-rounded benefits package for employees and their families.

NDSU is listed at 95 among 404 public universities based on the university’s research expenditures reported to the National Science Foundation. In addition, NDSU is listed in the National Science Foundation’s top 100 in several areas, including: agricultural sciences; business management and business; communications; materials science; natural resources and conservation science; social sciences; sociology, demography, and population studies; and visual and performing arts.

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