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

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Lloyd Noble Ag Scholar
General Information
Field of Research:
Position ID: AG-T057-172
Supervisor: Hugh Aljoe
Division: Agricultural
Educational Requirements:
Experience Requirements:
Position Summary
  Position: Lloyd Noble Agriculture Scholar
Position ID: AG-T057-172

The Noble Foundation is currently accepting applications from candidates who are interested in applying for a position as an intern in our highly recognized Lloyd Noble Scholars in Agriculture Program. This program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students classified as juniors or seniors currently enrolled at a university, college or technical school in an agriculture-related field of study. The successful candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States (for any employer) and WILL NOT require employment visa sponsorship for this internship. The 2014 scholars program will begin in mid-May and end in mid-August.

The Noble Foundation is seeking highly motivated applicants who have a strong desire to build a career in an applied agriculture or agriculture-related land stewardship field. Applicable fields include, but are not limited to:

1. Agricultural communications
2. Agricultural economics
3. Agricultural education
4. Agronomy
5. Animal science
6. Farm and ranch management
7. Horticultural crop management (emphasizing pecans)
8. Natural resources management
9. Plant and soil sciences
10. Rangeland ecology and management
11. Wildlife and fisheries management

Successful candidates are expected to be hardworking and self-motivated, possess excellent written and oral communication skills, work well in a team setting, exhibit excellent problem solving skills, and be effective at prioritizing and managing their time. In addition, the successful applicant is expected to be a strong advocate for agriculture and land stewardship with aspirations to have a long-term positive impact on agricultural stakeholders in the U.S.

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.

The program provides an hourly rate of $12, plus housing ($14 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. While employed by the Noble Foundation, scholars will have access to about 4,500 acres of land, streams and ponds owned by the Noble Foundation for recreational use. Students selected into the scholars program can usually arrange with their respective universities to obtain college credit hours for the internship.

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.

Application Instructions: Applicants must 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 3) 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. The deadline for submission of the application packet is February 14, 2014, or until suitable candidates are identified. Interested applicants should apply immediately. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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

The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc.
Human Resources Department
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