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UNL seeking rural Nebraska communities to host student interns

UNL seeking rural Nebraska communities to host student interns
Amanda Most visits with a Wahoo community leader. She spent the summer of 2020 in Wahoo.

The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln is seeking rural Nebraska communities to take part in the 2021 Rural Fellows program.

The Rural Fellows program was designed in 2013 to place college students in rural communities across Nebraska. For the 2021 program, IANR is seeking 100 communities to host 200 students.

College students are placed in communities for 10 weeks during the summer to work on projects for the community. In previous years, students have worked on tourism initiatives, workforce development, childhood education, entrepreneurship and more.

This year, IANR is also offering up to $100,000 in grant funding to communities. Communities that apply for the 2021 program will be eligible to receive up to $2,000 per student fellow. Students typically work in pairs, meaning that communities would be eligible to receive up to $4,000 in support.

Applications are currently open for both students and communities.

Details are available at ruralprosperityne.unl.edu/rural-fellows.

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