What's New?

> Florida Whitefly website available NOW!

> Citrus Pest LUCID Key available NOW!

> Apply for the 2013 Systematic Internship Program TODAY!

Coming Soon!

> Identifying Stink Bugs and Other True Bugs of Florida, Summer 2012

> Soft Scale Field ID Deck, Fall 2012

> Florida Stink Bug Workshops, 2012-2013

Systematic Internship Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Systematic Internship Program! The Systematic Internship Program was created to mitigate the knowledge gap for economically important plant pathogen and arthropod groups.  The National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN), USDA-APHIS-PPQ, and USDA-NIFA have partnered to offer at least six competitive internships in the summer of 2013. These internships specifically focus on providing traditional taxonomic identification skills to professionals with a molecular diagnostic background, although additional internships of topics of interest to USDA-APHIS-PPQ, USDA-NIFA, and NPDN may also be available.

The internships are offered to graduate students and/or professionals in the field of plant pathology or entomology in need of a targeted, individual self-study with systematic specialists. Only U.S. citizens may apply.

Each applicant must complete an application packet. The applicant should clearly state why he or she is interested in the training, any disciple-focused courses that he or she completed, and the number of years sipof experience as a professional in the field of plant pathology or entomology. Each application packet should include the following:

  1. Letter of intent
  2. Updated curriculum vitae
  3. 1-3 letters of reference
  4. May not exceed 10 pages in length (including references)

Upon completion, all applicants must e-mail the application packet in a single Adobe PDF document to Amanda Hodges (achodges@ufl.edu). Applicants must also complete the Systematic Internship Program Application Form and submit a second copy of the application packet.




For more information, please visit the 2013 Systematic Internship Program website or contact the 2013 Systematic Internship Program Coordinator, Amanda Hodges (achodges@ufl.edu, (352) 273-3957).