Employment Opportunities

At the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC), we provide research-based innovative solutions to farmers, producers and citizens.  Our areas of research include agronomy and soil science, dairy, horticulture, renewable energy, and swine.  

Student Employment Opportunities

Each summer, the WCROC employs several students to fill a variety of roles, including internships.  Our internship opportunities are typically made available in the early part of the year.  

For the 2017 summer season (May/June - August/September), we will be looking for several dedicated students to join our team in the following areas:

  • Horticulture Student Intern: Strawberry Research -  prepare and maintain experimental strawberry plots, as well as provide garden care.  (Application deadline:  April 1, 2017)
  • Horticulture - provide garden care and maintenance in our Horticulture Display Garden and research plots.  More than one position available.  (Application deadline:  April 1, 2017).
  • Agriculture, Environment Sciences, and Maintenance - provide assistance with agronomy and general maintenance projects related to the WCROC. Large variety of projects/responsibilities!  More than one position available.  (Application deadline:  open until filled). 
  • Undergraduate Intern: Renewable Energy in Swine Production - complete research protocols, develop outreach materials, and evaluate the performance of a solar powered system for cooling lactating sows.  

For more information about employment opportunities, or to apply, please contact the WCROC by calling 320-589-1711.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.