Emailed college-wide each Monday, the "College Weekly" is a digest of news and announcements in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.  Content includes scholarship opportunities, job postings, events, and more. Each College Weekly is sent in two editions, one for students and another for faculty and staff.  Those across campus and the greater Lexington community may submit relevant content via this form

Below are the most recent student editions.  To see the college's faculty and staff College Weekly, click here.  

College Weekly Archive

College Weekly: January 20

Advising & Academic Support

  • The last day for students to add a class is Wednesday, January 22.

Job & Internship Opportunities

  • The Grain and Forage Center of Excellence Internship Program is selecting 10 students for a 12-week internship based in either Princeton, KY or UK’s campus. The internship options include projects related to Agronomy, Crop Physiology, Entomology, Forage-Livestock, Plant Pathology, Seed Biology, Soil Science and Weed Science. The deadline to apply is Saturday, February 15. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • UK is seeking students interested in plant molecular biology and biotechnology to apply for the NSF-funded Summer Research Internship. Students will work on deciphering molecular and cellular dynamics of the plant seed. For more information, contact Dr. Tomo Kawashima at
  • The Origin Hotel at the Summit at Fritz Farm has multiple job opportunities for several areas of the hotel. The deadline to apply is July 1, log in to Handshake to apply.
  • Marriott International is hiring for their Hotel Summer Internship Program. Interns will learn first-hand about hotel operations and the travel industry. The deadline to apply is March 23, log in to Handshake to apply.
  • The Beaufort Bonnet Company is hiring a Merchandising Operations and Production Assistant to assist with purchasing decisions, ordering, and delivery of products. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 31. To learn more, and to apply, log in to Handshake.

Experiential Opportunities

  • Students can explore the field of healthcare with UK’s Summer Medical Observership Program where undergraduate students will shadow doctors and learn about medical practices. The deadline to apply is Friday, February 21. Learn more on Handshake.
  • A Gaines Fellowship Application Workshop will be held Friday, January 24 at 4:00 in room 331 of the Gatton Student Center. The Gaines Fellowship is an opportunity to conduct undergraduate research, take specialized humanities seminars, and participate in domestic/international trips. Accepted students also receive a $2,000 stipend during their junior year and a $3,00 stipend during their senior year. The deadline to apply is Monday, February 3. To RSVP, click here.
  • University of Kentucky Alternative Service Breaks is running a week-long trip during spring break at the wildlife sanctuary where participants will work with a non-profit wildlife sanctuary that cares for  wild animals rescued from lives of abuse or neglect. This program is open to all students. To learn more click here.


  • The Education Abroad & Exchanges Spring Fair will be in the Gatton Student Center Ballroom on Wednesday, January 22 from 2:30 to 5:00. Students interested in travel and studying abroad are encouraged to attend and get more information about program details and funding options. To explore education abroad programs, click here.
  • All students interested in horticulture and landscaping are invited to Horticulture Club's spring speaker, Samuel Shores, the general manager of Landscape Workshop in Lexington. He will cover the principles of landscape design and landscaping careers. A free, vegan/vegetarian friendly dinner will be provided from Simple Greek. The event will take place in the Greenhouse 12 classroom from 5:00 to 7:00 on Wednesday, January 22.
  • UK SAB is hosting Throwback Karaoke on Wednesday, January 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 in the Gatton Student Center Social Staircase. For more information, click here.
  • Leadership Workshop: New Year, New You will take place Thursday, January 23 from 12:00 to 1:00 in the Gatton Student Center Room 231. Lunch will be provided and students can learn ways to set tangible goals and effectively manage their time. For more information, click here.
  • UK SAB and DanceBlue is hosting Musical Trivia on Friday, January 24 from 12:00 to 2:00 in the Gatton Student Center Social Staircase. For more information, click here.
  • The UK Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program will be launching their sign up and vouchers on Friday, January 24 and hosting a CSA fair at the 90 from 11:00 to 1:00. For more information about pricing and how to sign up, click here.
  • The Stuckert Career Center is hosting the Spring 2020 JCPenney Suit-Up Event on Sunday, January 26 at the Fayette Mall JCPenney from 5:00 to 8:00. Students can shop for career dress apparel for 60% off, receive a mini makeover from Sephora, and take professional headshots. For more information, click here.

January 13


  • The college scholarship for continuing Fall 2020 students is due on Friday, January 31. For more information, click here
  • The last day for HES majors to apply for the HES Education Abroad Scholarship is Wednesday, January 15. Students have the opportunity to be awarded up to $1,200. Click here to begin an application.

Job & Internship Opportunities

  • UK Athletics is hiring office assistants to support customer service needs and general operations. For more information, click here
  • The College of Arts and Sciences is seeking assistants for its Business Center. The position will help manage documents for procurement, travel, accounts payable, and payroll actions. For more information, click here
  • Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation of Louisville has four paid summer internships available in their Communications, Commodities, KFB Studios, and Young Farmer, Women and Youth Divisions. To apply, students should send a letter of interest and resume to Scott Christmas at no later than Friday, February 7. 
  • Southern States Cooperative in Shelbyville is hiring a full-time agronomy management associate to oversee key business components in operations, sales, merchandising, inventory, and financial management. Applications close March 31, log in to Handshake to apply. 
  • The Greenacres Foundation in Cincinnati is hiring a farm intern to provide assistance in organic agriculture and livestock while working on an independent project. The internship is paid and will last from May 1 through October 31. Applications close March 27, log in to Handshake to apply. 
  • Gorman Heritage Farm in Cincinnati is seeking a full-time summer camp counselor environmental educator. Preferred applicants will have completed at least one year of college and have an interest in environmental education, agriculture, sustainability, gardening, animal care, cooking, and arts and crafts. Applications close February 28, log in to Handshake to apply. 
  • Kandle Dining Services is hiring hospitality interns for their Summer Camp. Employment is full-time during the summer for 5 to 14 weeks depending on location, and positions are available in multiple states. For more information, and to apply, log in to Handshake. 
  • The Soil Microbiology, Ecology, and Biochemistry Lab is hiring an undergraduate research lab Assistant to assist with soil health experiments. To apply, contact Dr. Mark Coyne at or (859) 257-4202.


  • Schneider Electric is hosting a Design-Thinking Workshop Tuesday, January 21 at the Gatton College of Business & Economics Room 307 where students will learn about Go Green and their global innovation competition. For more information, visit the Go Green website.
  • American Horse Publications is hosting their 2020 Student Award Contest in which winners will receive $1,000 to attend the 50th Anniversary AHP Annual Equine Media Conference. Equine students with an interest in journalism/media are encouraged to apply. Students can find out more on the AHP website or by contacting Judy Lincoln via or by phone at (386) 760-7743. The deadline to apply is January 20.
  • Phi Gamma Delta and Kappa Kappa Gamma are hosting a blood drive for the Red Cross on Tuesday, January 21 from 11:00 to 4:00 at the Gatton Student Center Ballroom. All students are invited, click here to learn more.
  • On Tuesday, February 4 at 6:00, the Arboretum is hosting senior horticulturist Jesse Dahl in the Oatts Visitor Center to discuss developing a successful vegetable garden plan and how to extend your growing season. Attendees will receive several seed packets of Jesse’s favorite vegetables. Pre-registration is required and the class fee is $10 per person. To register, contact the Arboretum at or (859) 257-6955. 

College Weekly: January 6

Job and Internship Opportunities

Business and Social Sciences
  • Schulte Hospitality Group in Lexington is hiring a part-time guest service representative. Duties include general hospitality operations and other duties as assigned. For more information, click here.  
  • Apple is hiring UK students for its college advisor program. Duties include customer service, troubleshooting, and technical support. Training is provided. For more information, click here

  • Family Financial Partners is hiring an operations intern to start working January 2020. The intern would work 20-30 hours per week and learn about the inner-workings of a wealth management firm. Juniors and Seniors majoring in business, finance, or a related field are preferred. Applications close January 31, log in to Handshake to apply.

  • Management Leadership for Tomorrow is hiring interns for their career prep program, an 18-month program for African American, Latinx, and Native American sophomores that provides individualized training in skills related to accounting, financial services and consulting, supply chain, marketing, and healthcare. Applications close January 30, log in to Handshake to apply.

  • Sherwin-Williams is hiring a student interested in gaining hands-on experience in a wholesale/retail work environment for their management and sales internship. The intern would travel with a sales representative and spend time with the district management team. This position is paid and applications are open until May 29. Log in to Handshake to apply.

  • Keeneland is hiring an event and hospitality intern to assist their special events team with planning and executing events. Applications close January 31, log in to Handshake to apply.

  • The Forest Service Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center is hiring a social services aid to provide leadership and guidance to students in a group living environment. This is a full-time position in Frenchburg, KY and applicants must have completed two years of education beyond high school in a social behavior/health related field, or equivalent experience. For more information, and to apply, click here.

  • The USDA is hiring multiple county program technicians across the state of Kentucky. This position involves general clerical work, carrying out the functions of programs administered in the county, familiarity with program regulations, and initiative to resolve problems. For more information, and to apply, click here.

Agriculture and Science
  • Kentucky Wildlife Center is hiring a technical lab intern to assist with conducting research aimed to better understand animal behavior and welfare. Applicant must be studying towards a degree in biology, chemistry, environmental science, vet medicine, biomedical, or a related field. Log in to Handshake to apply.

  • UK is hiring a laboratory assistant for Spring 2020 to assist with general lab maintenance, prepare biological media/storage, and more. Applicants for this position must be awarded Federal Work Study. For more information, contact Dr. Ann Morris at (859) 257-8823 or by email at To apply for this job, click here.

  • LGC Standards is seeking a scientist to perform extractions on products to isolate drugs and drug metabolites, perform routine maintenance, conduct analytical work, and more. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in biochemistry or a related field, and one year of relevant laboratory experience. Applications close October 31; log in to Handshake to apply.

  • Kroger is hiring several pharmacy clerks that will be trained in all aspects of pharmacy and interact with customers, doctor’s offices, insurance, and medication. Applications close January 31; log in to Handshake to apply.

  • UK's Biology Department is hiring a full-time laboratory technician to research stem cells and be involved in administrative duties within the lab. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or other scientific related fields and be knowledgeable about laboratory techniques. Log in to Handshake to apply.

  • Dr. Geetanjali Gera is hiring a student lab assistant to collect data used to assess neuro-degenerative diseases and assist with any other lab related activities. For more information, and to apply, click here.
Environment and Sustainability
  • Kentucky Wildlife Center is hiring interns for their internship program to work part time, 10-15 hours per week for 24 weeks. Interns will learn the ins and outs of all welfare programs including animal nutrition, husbandry, and public education. Internships are offered in the spring, summer, and fall. Log in to Handshake to apply.

  • Town Branch Park is hiring an intern to provide support with fundraising and grants management, park design and landscaping, community engagement and more. Applications close May 30, log in to Handshake to apply.

  • The food connection is seeking a student worker to assist with food preparation, preservation, and recipe development. This position will increase knowledge about food systems, menu planning, purchasing, sustainable practices and community outreach. For more information, and to apply, click here.

  • AppHarvest is hiring a summer associate to assist with specific projects that work towards driving positive environmental change. This internship is paid and full-time. Applications close May 1, log in to Handshake to apply.

  • Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership in Paducah is offering paid summer internships in fields including environmental engineering, environmental science, hydrology, geology, and more. Applicants must be at least a sophomore and a 2.5 GPA. Applications close January 15; log in to Handshake to apply.

College Weekly: December 9

Advising and Academic Support

  • The Counseling Center is teaching students how to manage and develop productive solutions for test anxiety in Frazee Hall Room 203 on Tuesday, December 10 and Wednesday, December 11 from 1:00 to 2:00. To RSVP, click here.


  • The Arboretum State Botanical Garden of Kentucky is hosting two Owl Night Hikes on Saturday, January 11 and Saturday, January 18, both taking place at 5:00. Cost of admission is $3 per person or $5 per family. For more information about this event and more at the Arboretum, click here.
  • All students are invited to UK Family Science’s Internship Poster Session where undergraduates will share information about their internship experiences. The session will take place Wednesday, December 11 from 3:00 to 5:00 in the Funkhouser foyer.
  • Gatton Student Center is hosting a Study Fest on Monday, December 9 staring at 8:00. There will be chair massages, hip-hop cardio, yoga, snacks, and all of the rooms in the Student Center will be open for you to prepare for your final exams. For more information, and to RSVP, click here.
  • The Self Care is the Best Care Workshop will take place Wednesday, December 11 in the Art Education Studio of Holmes Hall from 5:30 to 6:30. Students can learn self care tips and de-stress with arts and crafts sessions. To RSVP, click here.
  • The CAFE Student Council is teaming up with Wildcat Service Dogs for Puppy Palooza and they are inviting students to come play with puppies in between studying. This event will take place Tuesday, December 10 from 12:00 to 3:00 in the Ag Info Center.

Job Openings

  • The Kentucky Children's Garden at the Arboretum is hiring Education & Garden Assistants. Duties will include assisting with and leading environmental education programs for children ages 2-6, planting and maintaining gardens, and more. Assistants will work from mid-March to October 2020. This is a paid position and students could receive internship credit. Any student who has taken college-level coursework on early childhood development, horticulture, and/or environmental sciences is encouraged to apply by contacting Dawn Bailey at 
  • Buckeye Ag Testing in Troy, Ohio is hiring undergraduate students pursuing a degree in agriculture for their Spring/Summer 2020 Internship Program. Students will learn about agronomy, current products being tested for crop production, research equipment and research trial execution. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to
  • Trips To Cherish, a travel consulting company in Lexington, is seeking a Travel Marketing Intern to contribute to digital and in-person marketing efforts, manage social media accounts, assist with travel booking, and creating research-based surveys. For more information, Log on to Handshake.
  • Peterson Farms in Loretto, KY is hiring a Crop Scout, a position that combines agronomy with data management and is extremely hands-on. A degree in Ag Technology, Crop and Soil Sciences, Agriculture, or a related field is required and experience with precision ag technology is a plus. The deadline to apply is Sunday, December 15. For more information, and to apply, log on to Handshake.
  • The Courtyard by Marriott Lexington North has four open positions: Guest Service Representative, Shuttle Drive, Maintenance Engineer, and Room Attendant. The work schedule is flexible and can easily accommodate classes. Any student in the Hospitality Management and Tourism is encouraged to apply. For more information, click here.
  • Bayer is seeking an Agronomic Research Specialist to record data, use geospatial technologies, implement solutions to improve research design, and more. The job is located in Union City, TN and offers a competitive salary with benefits. All graduating seniors in Horticulture, Plant and Soil sciences are encouraged to apply. For more information, click here.
  • John Deere is hiring for a Marketing/Product Support Intern position located in Moline, IL. The internship is for students who have completed their first year in a Bachelor’s or Master’s program and will provide exposure to multiple aspects of the John Deere organization. Students studying Agriculture Economics are encouraged to apply. For more information, click here.

Scholarships & Fundraising

  • The Horticulture Club Holiday Fundraiser will take place Wednesday, December 18 from 10:00 to 3:00 in the Ag Science Center North ground floor near the Deli. Mugs, living ornaments, wreaths, swags, and 6.5” poinsettias will be available to purchase. Proceeds from this fundraiser will support members’ extracurricular and educational experiences.
  • The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Application opens on Sunday, December 15. Students can apply for stipends ranging from $2,500 to $5,000. The deadline to submit proposals is February 15. For more information, and to apply, click here.

College Weekly: December 2

Advising and Academic Support 

  • The UK Counseling Center is hosting a Major/Career Decision Making Workshop on Wednesday, December 4 at 1:00 in 203 Frazee Hall.  All students struggling to find clarity and direction with their professional or academic goals are encouraged to attend. 


  • UK SAB's Marijuana Debate is happening on Monday, December 2 at 6:30 in Worsham Cinema in the UK Student Center. All those interested are encouraged to attend. 
  • On Tuesday, December 3, Ag and Medical Biotechnology students will be presenting their independent research projects from 10:00 to 3:00 in the Cameron Williams Lecture Hall in the Plant Science Building. All those interested are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided. 
  • UK SAB is hosting Big Prize Binglow on Thursday, December 5 from 7:00 to 8:00 in the Student Center Ballroom.  Attendees will enjoy free food and have a chance to win big prizes. 

Job and Internship Opportunities 

  • Target is seeking applicants for its Summer 2020 store executive internship located across the central Kentucky area. This paid position will expose students to various areas of finance, operations, team management, and more. For more information, log on to Handshake.  
  • Camp Lincoln in Lake Hubert, MN is seeking paid nutrition interns for  Summer 2020. Duties will include planning, purchasing, and preparing meals for those with special dietary needs. For more information, log on to Handshake
  • Juniors and seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA are encouraged to apply for U.S. Fish and Wildlife's Summer 2020 directorate resource assistant fellows program. This paid, 12-week program supports various conservation projects across the country. For more information, click here
  • The college's Grain and Forage Center in Princeton, KY is seeking paid research interns for Summer 2020. The internship is open to all undergraduate students and will run from May 26 to August 14. Selected interns will receive $6,000 and a  $900 housing allowance. For more information, click here
  • UK Dairy is seeking help for the winter and spring terms. Students can work 20 hours per week during the semester and 40 hours during winter break. The duties will include milking twice daily (4:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.) seven days a week. For more information, contact the Dairy Unit Manager, Matt Collins, at
  • Farm Credit Mid-America is seeking full-time, Summer 2020 consumer sales interns at various locations in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and Indiana. Specific duties include completing assigned consumer finance or consumer sales related project(s), completing an intern development guide, attending sales meetings and working with various FCMA employees. For more information, log on to Handshake


  • On Thursday, December 5, the college Dance Blue team is hosting a fundraiser at the Harrodsburg Road Moe's Southwest Grill. Eat there between 11:00 and 9:00, and 25% of proceed will go directly to the team when you mention Dance Blue. Dancers can also earn one spirit point for attending.   

College Weekly: November 25

Job Opportunities

  • Students can follow the UK College of Ag, Food, and Environment Careers on Twitter to keep informed about job openings and internships.
  • The UK Cooperative Extension is accepting applications for its Summer 2020 Internship. The internship is a 12-week paid position with opportunities to work in agriculture and natural resources, 4-H youth development, family and consumer science, fine arts, horticulture, and more. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • The Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia is hiring for their Summer 2020 Horticulture Internship Program. All sophomores, juniors, and seniors in Horticulture, Plant, and Soil Sciences are encouraged to apply. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • The Kubota Corporation is seeking a student for their Sales and Marketing Summer 2020 Internship Program. The position is located in Suwanee, Georgia and is paid. All sophomores and juniors in Agricultural Economics are encouraged to apply. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • The Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy is seeking an intern to work May through August 2020. The intern would be exposed to multiple facets of the agriculture industry in this paid position and have the opportunity to travel and attend events. Applications are due by Monday, January 6 and should be emailed to For more information, click here.
  • The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is hiring a Public Policy Intern. All sophomores and juniors in Agricultural Economics or Agriculture Education with a background in the cattle industry are encouraged to apply. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • The Alltech Center for Animal Nutrigenomics and Applied Animal Nutrition in Nicholasville is hiring student interns to work on research projects alongside their team members. All sophomores and juniors in Animal and Food Science are encouraged to apply. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • CoBank in Louisville is hiring a Regional Agribusiness Credit Intern to work alongside their Credit Analysts and Relationship Managers. The position is paid and includes a living stipend. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • VisitLEX is hiring an intern to play an active role in their marketing, convention and visitor service departments. All juniors and seniors in the Hospitality Management and Tourism major are encouraged to apply. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • River Valley Ag Credit is hiring for their Summer 2020 internships in credit, marketing, and accounting. Location of the internship will vary based on the internship selected. Students interested in Agricultural Economics are encouraged to apply. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • The UK Dairy is hiring milkers for the spring semester and winter break. Students can work 20 hours per week during the semester and 40 hours during winter break. For more information, and to apply, contact Dairy Unit Manager, Matt Collins by email at


  • Kentucky Local Food Systems Summit is calling for poster presentations now until Monday, December 2. Undergraduate and graduate students as well as student organizations doing research, outreach, and service projects are encouraged to participate. For more information, and to submit, contact Leigh Maynard at
  • The UK Alumni Association is hosting a Multicultural Thanksgiving Dinner Tuesday, November 26 from 5:00 to 7:00 in the Gatton Student Center Grand Ballroom. International students wanting to experience a traditional American Thanksgiving or those who can't make it home for the holiday are encouraged to attend.
  • The UK Organic Farming Unit operates a Farm Stand for the UK community each Thursday from 4:00 to 6:00 in the Orange Parking Lot by E.S. Good Barn. For more information, email

Scholarship Opportunities

  • Kentucky Local Food Systems Summit is accepting scholarship applications for 15 students interested in attending this year's Summit. Students should send a resume and a cover letter explaining why they would like to attend the summit to Deadline to apply is Friday, December 6 at midnight.