Positions below are associated with the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Horticulture, which is led by a team in the UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences. More about the Horticulture Innovation Lab.


Graduate Student Researcher (50%) - Communications focus

Deadline to apply: June 20, 2018
Eligbility: UC Davis graduate student, currently enrolled or enrolled for Fall coursework

The Horticulture Innovation Lab has an opening for a 50% graduate student researcher (GSR) to assist in communications activities. 

This GSR would join the Horticulture Innovation Lab’s communications team to provide content and assistance for the program’s website, blog, email newsletter, social media, videos, presentations and fact sheets. Help us curate our program’s useful agricultural information and tell compelling stories about our international agricultural work.

Qualifications include excellent writing and communications skills, experience adhering to a variety of writing styles, interest in expanding communications skills, and awareness of agriculture, food systems, agricultural extension and/or international development. Bonus points for applicants who:

  • have experience using Adobe Creative Suite programs (InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere)
  • are familiar with WordPress, HTML, SiteFarm or Drupal-based websites
  • have professional experience related to editing, writing for websites, writing impact stories, writing for policy audiences
  • have professional experience managing social media accounts or managing website content
  • have experience creating and editing videos
  • have experience related to photography or print design
  • have a discerning eye for compelling content for various formats and audiences

Please see the full description of the GSR - Communications position (PDF) for additional details.

To Apply: Please email your resume with a cover letter explaining your interest to Brenda Dawson at by June 20. This position has the potential for some flexibility in terms of focusing on particular types of communications projects, so tell us if there are types of communications work that you are most interested in pursuing.


Internships in Guinea

Deadline to apply: July 1, 2018 (or until filled)
Eligbility: Graduate students or recent graduates from U.S. universities or from the Panamerican Agricultural School, Zamorano

Graduate students and recent graduates from U.S. universities (and also from the Panamerican Agricultural School, Zamorano) are invited to apply for internships in Guinea with the Horticulture Innovation Lab.

Internships will last 1-4 months during the summer or fall, to support training and demonstrations at a new horticulture center. Selected students will be joining an existing team in Guinea who are young, entrepreneurial and working with local farmers on horticultural innovations.

The internship positions are unpaid, but interns will be provided travel to and from Guinea, housing and local transportation, in addition to receiving per diem payments for additional living costs.

To apply, candidates must submit a short application along with one-page statement on why this opportunity fits into their goals through the Horticulture Innovation Lab's online application portal by July 1, 2018, or until internship positions are filled.

Full details available - Internships: Join team helping farmers in Guinea