The University of Missouri Integrated STEM Internship Program (MU-ISIP) is a 9-week internship experience that helps prepare undergraduates for the workforce or graduate school in four AFRI areas: (a) plant health and production, (b) animal health and production, (c) food safety, nutrition and health, and (d) agricultural economics and rural communities. This program helps address the need for the next generation of agriculturalists and food scientists through experiential learning. Additionally, it exposes undergraduates to Extension as a career option. This article outlines our approach to MU-ISIP and lessons learned during the program’s inception.
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Mott, R., Lorenz, T., & Britt-Rankin, J. (2021). Preparing Undergraduates for Agriculture and Food Research Careers: An Internship Paradigm. Journal of Extension, 59(2), Article 7. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.59.02.07