African Studies Announcements

Undergraduate Internship - Soybean Innovation Lab

10/22/2014  8:00 am

ACE Undergraduate Soybean for Development Research Internships

Time length:    Spring Semester + one summer session

Goal:              To conduct research on an aspect of soybean economics


  • Complete a 20 page research paper
  • Travel to an African study site to collect data
  • Become familiar with the area of soybean for development

Supervisors:     Dr. Peter Goldsmith, ACE and Ms. Courtney Tamimie, Project Manager, USAID Soybean Innovation Lab


  • 20 week internship in the Soybean Innovation Lab, Office 218 Mumford Hall

o   Salary = $10/ hour

o   Ten hours/ week

  • Travel for a minimum of two weeks to a SIL field station and/or partner African institution to conduct research
  • Become familiar with SIL countries, locations, activities, and partners
  • Attend university open seminars on relevant issues of African development
  • Attend ACES study Abroad Office training on international travel
  • Register for 1-3 credit hours of independent study
  • Submit research paper for possible participation in the American Agricultural Economics Association undergraduate research competition