New Borlaug-Ruan interns announced

Ms. Tyler Reid and Mr. Chase Krug awarded eight-week internships through the World Food Prize program to study at WorldVeg.

The World Vegetable Center is pleased to announce the appointment of two Borlaug-Ruan International Internship interns for 2018.

Ms. Tyler Reid, 17, from Brandywine, Maryland, USA, will study plant genetics at WorldVeg headquarters under the guidance of Genebank Manager Dr. Maarten van Zonneveld. She has explored symbiotic plant systems through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s AgDiscovery program and with the National Park System.

Mr. Chase Krug, 17, from Marion, Iowa, USA, has been conducting crop research on potatoes, corn, peas, and soybeans since his freshman year of high school. He will work out of the WorldVeg South Asia office in Hyderabad, India with Legume Breeder Dr. Ramakrishnan Nair and Visiting Entomologist Dr. Abdul Rasheed War.

The Borlaug-Ruan International Internship program, sponsored by the World Food Prize, is designed to inspire high school students to embark on career paths in science, agriculture and global development. The program provides an all-expenses-paid, eight-week hands-on experience, working with world-renowned scientists and policymakers at leading research centers around the globe. Over the past 19 years, the World Food Prize has sent nearly 300 students on Borlaug-Ruan International Internships to 34 of the top international agricultural research centers and institutions in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, including: Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, Ethiopia, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turkey.

Tyler and Chase will take up their internships in June.

Tyler Reid

Tyler Reid

Chase Krug