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BORLAUG DIALOGUE: The 2019 World Food Prize International Symposium will be Oct. 16-18 in Des Moines, Iowa, with 1,200 people from over 65 countries attending.

World Food Prize selects 18 students for intern program

George Washington Carver internships are geared toward college students interested in food and ag issues.

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

Fall 2019 interns

The George Washington Carver interns follow:

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