Research Support Intern

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Agricultural Sciences
Russel E. Larson Agricultural Center for Research and Education


Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences Russell E. Larson Agricultural Center for Research and Education at Rock Spring has openings for four paid summer internships for undergraduates in the College of Agricultural Sciences. Flexible, 12- to 14-week appointments, for 32 hours per week, mid-May thru August. Interns complete specific projects and daily departmental assignments. Interns will work closely with professional staff experiencing firsthand day-to-day operation of the Research Center. Supporting research: collect data, work with research teams and shadow graduate researchers in the field. Experiencing best practices for production management and crop trials: assist in planning, planting, cultivating, harvesting, etc. Training to safely operate and perform preventive maintenance on agricultural research equipment. Apply at, and indicate your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice(s) for primary location assignment - Agronomy Farm, Entomology Farm, Plant Pathology Farm, Horticulture Farm, Ag Progress Days and the Pasto Agricultural Museum. Interns will experience all aspects of the research facility, as well as other professional development opportunities, training, and workshops. Credit options for fall term may be considered at the discretion of the student’s academic unit. Candidates must have transportation to and from the Rock Spring facility 9 miles southwest of University Park campus. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks/clearances. Deadline for first review of applications: February 18, 2020. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088