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Student Internship Offers Summer in France to Focus on Agriculture

PULLMAN, Wash. – France is synonymous with fine food and wine around the globe. A summer internship offered by the Washington State University College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences gives students an opportunity to study French and European agriculture and work on a family-run vineyard or farm in the French countryside.

In partnership with Ecole d’Ingenieurs de PURPAN, CAHNRS is offering six credits for the summer internship and a $1,500 scholarship to help offset expenses for students who participate. More information is available by contacting CAHNRS Associate Dean Kim Kidwell. Deadline for applying is Friday, Feb. 20.

All of the internship coursework – including European culture and agriculture, European animal production, crop production, food processing and viticulture and enology – is delivered in English.

Student interns are placed to work in a variety of agricultural operations that focus on animal production, agro-tourism or plant production and in vineyards or wineries.  They live with a French family for full immersion in the French lifestyle.

Ecole d’Ingenieurs de PURPAN delivers educational programs in life sciences, agriculture, agro-food marketing and management. It is located in Toulouse, a city of approximately 300,000 in southwestern France.

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Media Contacts

Kim Kidwell, CAHNRS associate dean for academic programs, 509-335-4562