In addition to participation in on- and off-campus workshops, tours, and professional development training, students in the MILE Program are also required to participate in an internship. The internship program hopes to develop mutually beneficial relationships between our student MILE members and companies and organizations within the agriculture industry.
This unique, high-impact learning experience for undergraduate students in Texas Tech University’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is developing a pipeline of well-rounded advocates who understand the diverse agriculture industry at the regional, state, and federal levels. The MILE Program is off to a good start, but resources are needed to make the short-term and long-term goals of this program a reality. For each three-semester cohort, approximately $10,000 per student is needed for program expenses, including travel, regional field tours, meals, speakers, curriculum resources, professional development activities, and staffing. MILE students also participate in an internship experience, presenting additional funding opportunities for organizations and companies interested in investing in a MILE student intern. Support the students who are going the extra MILE for agriculture.
Students will gain real-world experience through their internships.
Three semester cohorts allow students to develop valuable relationships with career mentors.
Internships often provide students with career opportunities following graduation.
» Companies/organizations host a MILE student during a semester or summer internship.
» The MILE Advisory Committee will assign each student to an internship host following selection of the MILE cohort.
» Students in the MILE Program represent each of the unique academic departments within CASNR. Special consideration will be taken by the MILE Advisory Committee when placing students in each internship environment based on the career goals of the student and the needs of the internship host.
» An investment of a $10,000 sponsorship for two years will cover MILE program expenses throughout the student’s three- semester cohort. The internship host will have the opportunity to hire the intern upon graduation.
» For internships outside of the Lubbock area that require relocation of the student, we request the internship host cover housing costs during the length of the internship.
» No additional compensation of the student is expected.
Internship hosts will benefit from a professional intern of the MILE cohort.
This intern is receiving high quality leadership, professional development, and communications training through the MILE Program.
MILE internship hosts can rely on a consistent source of quality, knowledgeable students to work in their organizations.