The World Food Prize Foundation announced Oct. 2 the selection of 18 students for its prestigious George Washington Carver internship program this fall. Since its inception in 2001, the GWC program has impacted over 300 students. The WFP Foundation is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa.
Each academic semester and summer, a group of qualified undergraduate and graduate students are chosen for the program, which provides interns with the opportunity to take responsibility and initiative in planning and carrying out a wide range of the WFP Foundation’s projects.
"Through this internship experience, I hope to enhance my knowledge on world food issues by immersing myself into a group of passionate individuals at the World Food Prize,” says Aryaa Regmi, a fall 2019 GWC Intern. “I wish to grow as a leader and exercise my written communication skills. I’m eager to address the pressing issue of food scarcity around the world, because I believe food is a fundamental right for all.”
Learning about global hunger
Eighteen interns from Drake University, Iowa State University, the University of Chicago and the University of Iowa will learn firsthand both the public and private side of operating an international nonprofit, and increase their understanding of the international fight against hunger, malnutrition and poverty.
GWC interns will work one on one with a staff mentor and play an integral role of this internationally renowned organization, as well as the annual World Food Prize Week this October.
“Interns at the World Food Prize play an absolutely indispensable role in the planning and implementation of all World Food Prize programs,” says Ambassador Ken Quinn, president of the World Food Prize Foundation. “The success of our upcoming Borlaug Dialogue symposium, youth education programs and Laureate Award Ceremony is dependent on their input and performance.”
More information about the George Washington Carver Internship can be found at worldfoodprize.org/gwcintern.
Fall 2019 interns
The George Washington Carver interns follow:
- Megan Adam; ISU, Class of 2019; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Abigail Cornett; Drake, Class of 2020; email@example.com
- Madison Frey; Drake, Class of 2021; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Emily Gengler; UI, Class of 2019; email@example.com
- Adam Hathaway; Drake, Class of 2019; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Adam Kiesel; ISU, Class of 2019; email@example.com
- Mitch Krapfl; ISU, Class of 2020; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tyler Mardis; ISU, Class of 2019; email@example.com
- Krista Martin; University of Chicago, Class of 2024; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Signe Mattson; Drake, Class of 2021; email@example.com
- Peyton Maulsby; Drake, Class of 2022; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Manichanh Naonady; ISU, Class of 2019; email@example.com
- Ethan Quick; Drake, Class of 2020; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Aryaa Regmi; ISU alum; email@example.com
- Rachel Ulven; ISU, Class of 2020; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sophia Walker; Drake, Class of 2022; email@example.com
- Rebecca Wairda; ISU, Class of 2020; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Gabrielle Watkins; Drake, Class of 2020; email@example.com