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USDA-CSU Internship Program Addresses State’s Water Crisis

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The California State University has received a $2 million U.S. Department of Agriculture grant that will fund hands-on water management internships for 200 underrepresented students at the university system and California Community College campuses. The four-year program will begin in January with 50 paid internships awarded.

The program specifically targets Latino students at the CSU’s 18 Hispanic Serving Institutions — campuses with an undergraduate Latino student enrollment of at least 25 percent.

The grant is a renewal of the USDA’s commitment to support the Watershed Management Internship Program administered by the CSU’s systemwide Water Resources and Policy Initiatives consortium. The program received its first $2 million four-year grant from the USDA in 2012. Continue reading.