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Department of Plant Pathology

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Department of Plant Pathology
Kansas State University
1712 Claflin Road
4024 Throckmorton PSC
Manhattan, KS 66506

Ph: +1-785-532-6176
Fx: +1-785-532-5692

2022 Summer Internships in Plant Health

The Department of Plant Pathology at Kansas State University (K-State) will be offering summer internships in plant pathology and related subjects (e.g. crop genetics, horticulture, entomology, and agronomy). The student interns will work with faculty, postdoctoral scholars, or graduate students at K-State on research projects that will be either lab-, greenhouse-, field-based, or a combination of above components. 

The program is subject to cancellation or change due to the covid19 pandemic. We are monitoring the situation and coordinating with various KSU partners to guide our decisions and planning. If we need to make major changes or cancellations we will let selected participants know as soon as possible. 


APPLY HERE   *Applications due Feb 25 2022



The program will run from June 1 - July 28 2022, and interns will receive:

  • A $5,200 stipend paid in several installments over the summer
  • A travel reimbursement allowance up to $600 for airfare, mileage, etc.
  • Housing and dining (20 meals per week) in K-State dorms will be provided. (An equivalent housing stipend may be another option. Contact the coordinator for details)


  1. Applicant must be at least 18 years old at the time of program start.
  2. Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  3. Applicant must be an undergraduate student who is enrolled in a degree program (full- or part-time) leading to a Bachelor's degree.

Application deadline is EXTENDED TOFebruary 25th, 2022.

Students can apply to this REEU (Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates) program by submitting the online application. Please plan on completing the application in one session. You will need the following materials:

  1. Titles of three projects chosen from the 2022 Projects List. Please read all the project descriptions.
  2. Statement of research interests, career goals (1-page maximum, single spaced and size 12 font). In this one page, also list all academic honors, scholarships, teaching or work experiences that you have had.
  3. Copy of unofficial transcripts.
  4. Name of two people who will write letters of recommendation. (Examples of good referees are professors who know you well and can evaluate your skills, abilities, and potential). Applicants are responsible for contacting their referees and requesting them to send letters directly to kennelly@ksu.edu by (new extended deadline) February 25 2022.

If something does not work on the application form, please contact REEU coordinator Dr. Megan Kennelly at kennelly@ksu.edu.

We would love for you to help share this opportunity. Here is a shareable/printable flyer about the program.

Previous project examples 

Summer 2019 scientific posters are archived online through the KSU library symposium. (2020 was canceled due to the Covid19 pandemic. In 2021 we held a virtual internship and students presented talks instead of posters.)

One example project is explained in the following video:

Project Director: Dr. Megan Kennelly; Project Co-Director: Dr. David Cook

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Dr. Megan Kennelly



This REEU program is supported by AFRI Education and Workforce Development grant no. 2019-67032-29071 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.