October 4, 2023
UGA Young Scholars Program
The UGA Young Scholars Program is a paid five-week summer internship opportunity for high school students (16-18 years old) interested in agricultural, food, and environmental sciences. Selected students work 30 hours per week, Monday through Friday, actively engaged in research under the guidance of a faculty mentor on the UGA Athens campus. Young Scholars will be sent home on the 4th of July, Juneteenth, and the weekends. YSP aims to expose selected students to college life and encourage them to apply to the University of Georgia, especially CAES. Additionally, we want to build good relationships with faculty and serve as the school of choice for the selected promising students.
UGA faculty mentors and or their graduate assistant provide academics/lab/research experience. http://ysp.caes.uga.edu/
All interested students are eligible to apply. However, we only accept students who are interested in Agricultural, food, and Environmental Sciences and those with scientific knowledge, which can be difficult as most schools do not have students who understand the field of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences or are interested in them. See attached majors so students can explore them before they apply.
Internship Dates: May 28, 2024- July 12, 2024. (Interns who are residents will move in on May 28th and all interns are required for onboarding and orientation on May 28th 2024).
Stipend: $10.50 bi-weekly.
Dorms: Interns selected to reside on campus must deposit $700 towards dorms, and we will cover the rest. This year, we are accepting 20 students. 2-3 per high school, and we only accept 8 residents maximum. That means that we accept 8 interns who would have a commute of an hour plus.
Meal Plans: For residents, meal plans are covered, but for commuters, we only provide lunch tickets once a week. Commuters are local county schools who must commute each day. Residents are from the Atlanta metro area or out of state, etc.
Want to hear why other faculty members host a Young Scholar? Click below to hear from the Dean, professors, YSP Students, and more who participated in YSP!
Apply here: CAES Young Scholars Programarrow_backReturn