The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc.
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Current Opening: Lloyd Noble Ag Scholar

If you have a disability which adversely affects your ability to complete an on-line employment application, please contact Human Resources by telephone at (580) 224-6230 or by email at nfhr@noble.org for assistance.
The Noble Foundation does not accept unsolicited resumes from individuals interested in future employment. Applicants must be applying for available posted positions and must follow the application procedures outlined.

Lloyd Noble Ag Scholar
General Information
Field of Research:
Position ID: AG-T057-172
Supervisor: Hugh Aljoe
Division: Agricultural
Educational Requirements: Jr. or Sr. in college
Experience Requirements:
Position Summary
  Position: Lloyd Noble Agriculture Scholar
Position ID: AD-T057-172


The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc. is accepting applications for the position as an intern in our highly recognized Lloyd Noble Scholars in Agriculture Program. The 2015 scholars program will begin in mid-May and end in mid-August.

The Lloyd Noble Scholars in Agriculture Program offers successful internship candidates the opportunity to enhance their career in agriculture by providing practical real-world experiences in a professional work environment. Successful applicants will work alongside agricultural researchers and consultants who assist farmers, ranchers and other land owners operating in the cattle belt of the south-central plains region of the United States to attain financial, production and quality-of-life goals. Specifically, in this program, scholars will develop valuable applied agriculture skills; interact with and assist in identifying solutions to real-world issues encountered by producers; and further enhance communication and leadership skills necessary to be effective advocates for agriculture. The objective of the scholar experience is to provide participants a competitive advantage in the development of a career in a leading agricultural field of study, thus enabling them to positively impact the agriculture industry of tomorrow.

Qualifications:

Agriculture Scholars must:

•Be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in a college, university or technical school within the United States
•Have completed sophomore year (at least 56 credit hours) with a declared major in an agriculture-related field (see below)
•Be legally authorized to work in the United States (for any employer) and WILL NOT require employment visa sponsorship for this internship; and
•Be capable of working 40 hours per week during the program

Applicable agriculture-related fields include, but are not limited to:

•Agricultural communications
•Agricultural economics
•Agricultural education
•Agronomy
•Animal science
•Farm and ranch management
•Horticultural crop management (emphasizing pecans)
•Natural resources management
•Plant and soil sciences
•Rangeland ecology and management
•Wildlife and fisheries management

In addition, the successful candidate should be willing to travel and spend some nights away from home. The Noble Foundation will provide business-related transportation and travel expenses.

Due to the nature of the internship it is highly preferred that the successful candidate have a means of transportation. Lloyd Noble Scholars work and live in Ardmore, Okla., during the program.

Duration: May 2015 – August 2015

Program Housing: The Noble Foundation will provide accommodations for all out-of-area Noble Scholars.

Hourly Rate: $12.00 per hour (with housing) or $14.00 per hour (without housing). Per rules set forth by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), housing that is provided by the Noble Foundation is considered a taxable fringe benefit. Earnings are subject to applicable state and federal taxes. Students selected into the scholars program can usually arrange with their respective universities to obtain college credit hours for the internship.

Application Instructions:

To apply for the Lloyd Noble Agriculture Scholar internship, applicants are requested to apply online by completing the application and submitting 1). a current resume; 2). official college transcript(s); 3). a letter of interest that is no more than two pages in length providing a brief description of your background/interest in agriculture, a description of your long-term career goals and a description of what you hope to gain from the scholars program; and 4). contact information for 3 references. If applicant does not have the ability to upload the additional documents they can be faxed to (580) 224-6240 (please include position number), but the application should be completed online. Once documents are received and uploaded, applicant will receive notification to finalize submission.

Interested applicants should apply immediately. The application deadline is March 2, 2015

Questions regarding the scholars program or the online application process can be submitted to Becca McMillan at rlmcmillan@noble.org or (580) 224-6403.

The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc.
Human Resources Department
Position Number: AG-T057-172
2510 Sam Noble Parkway
Ardmore, OK 73401
E-mail: NFHR@noble.org
Website: www.noble.org/

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The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status.
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