Food-Tech Internships

Please e-mail the contact person listed in each internship description to see if positions are currently available.

Host: OLAM International


Possible Internship(s): Tomato Operations Position
Point Person: Linda Vo
Website: http://olamgroup.com/
http://olamgroup.com/products-services/spices-vegetable-ingredients/tomatoes/sustainability/

Description: “Olam International is a leading agri-business operating from seed to shelf in 65 countries, supplying food and industrial raw materials to over 13,800 customers worldwide. Our team of 23,000 employees has built a leadership position in many businesses including cocoa, coffee, cashew, rice and cotton.”
“Olam is committed to responsible growth, and believes that it is only by doing business in a sustainable way that long-term value for all stakeholders can be delivered. “
“We continue to be guided by our sustainability principles: Improve the livelihoods of farmers and communities through initiatives that enhance productivity and returns; Unlock mutual value with all our partners through collaboration; Understand and mitigate our environmental footprint; Ensure a safe, healthy and productive workplace for our people; Participate in professional associations to further develop our key goals.”

For internships, contact Human Resource careers@olamnet.com

Host: Plant Pathology Department


Possible Internship(s): Plant Pathologist Intern
Point Person: Ashley Hawkins
Website: http://plantpathology.ucdavis.edu/

Description: “The Plant Pathology Department at Davis dates from 1927. Special-problem courses at the undergraduate level were instituted in 1933-34 and the course (PP125) on diseases of vegetable and field crops was offered in 1936. In 1939-40, a companion course on diseases of fruit trees, nuts, and grapes was introduced. During the 1930s and '40s it was possible to do graduate study and research at Davis, but it was necessary to do a year's study at Berkeley in order to complete a doctoral program in plant pathology. The Department of Plant Pathology currently has a teaching and research faculty of 24, which includes 5 USDA researchers (adjunct lecturers) and three extension plant pathologists. Professional and academic researchers in the Department range from 55 to 60.

For internships, check website
http://plantpathology.ucdavis.edu/Jobs_and_Interns...

Host: Bowley Plant Science Teaching Lab


Possible Internship(s): Vegetable Grafting Intern
Point Person: Mahammad Marrush
Website: http://plantbreeding.ucdavis.edu/Students/Undergraduate_Students/Plant_Sciences/\

Description: “Plant Sciences is designed for students who are interested in a scientific understanding of how plants grow and develop in managed agricultural ecosystems and how plant products are utilized for food, fiber and environmental enhancement. Advances in science and technology have provided new insights and options for using plants to address the issues associated with providing renewable food, fiber and energy resources for a growing global population while minimizing adverse impacts on the natural environment.”

For internships, contact Theresa Costa at tacosta@ucdavis.edu to learn more.

Host: Sustainable AgTech Innovation Center


Possible Internship(s):
Point Person: Edward Silva
Website: http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/entrepreneurship

Description: “Promote entrepreneurship, sustainable agriculture, technology, and innovation on campus: Create your own outreach events to spur agricultural innovation and entrepreneurship; Help develop seed-funded agricultural technology start-up companies here on campus; Participate in the Food, Ag, and Health Entrepreneurship Academy; Closely work with the Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Graduate School of Management, and our network.”
“We are looking for someone with outreach ideas, interest in food, agriculture, technology and/or business, and an openness to have some fun spurring agricultural innovation and entrepreneurship across campus. If interested, please apply through Aggie Job Link below with a resume and cover letter. We are looking for availability of 4-10 hours a week—but we are very flexible.”

For internships, contact ejsilva@ucdavis.edu