International Undergraduate Grants & Internships

Global Food Security Interns Program

Through the Global Food Security Interns program, the Office of International Programs in the College of ACES will fund internships for selected ACES undergraduate students to work with ACES faculty and staff on food and nutritional security related projects.   

We are not currently accepting nominations. Check back during spring 2022.



Grace Chantos, agricultural and consumer economics, working with Anna Snider/AgReach on the resilience of smallholder farmers in the face of COVID-19

Zainab Alzoubi, food sciences and human nutrition, working with Melissa Prescott, investigating programs that address food insecurity in Pakistan.

Madison Gardner, interdisciplinary health, working with the ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss, advised by Maria Jones

Three ACES undergraduates are working with the Soybean Innovation Lab, advised by Michelle da Fonseca Santos:

Makenzie Jarvis, agricultural and biological engineering

Ian Joyce, agricultural and consumer economics

Zoe Serelis, natural resources and environmental sciences


Anneli Cers (sophomore in natural resources and environmental sciences) is working with Daniel Miller, is studying the role of women in ensuring food security in communities that depend on forests for food in India.

Fina Healy and Katie Koprowski (both sophomores in agricultural and biological engineering) are working with Paul Davidson on research on inhibiting bacterial growth in water.

Allison Place (sophomore in agricultural and biological engineering) and Rachel Pu (sophomore in crop sciences) are working with Pete Goldsmith/Soybean Innovation Lab on an aspect of soybean for development and food security. 


Three ACES undergraduate students worked with the ACES-based and USAID-funded Strengthening Agriculture and Nutrition Extension activity to deliver a video-extension campaign to smallholder farmers in Malawi:

Christina Fernandez, senior in natural resources and environmental sciences

Kristen Iverson, senior in agricultural leadership and education 

Anoosha Memon, senior in agricultural and consumer economics