Campus Provides Seed Funding for International Graduate Internship Program February 2014
Cary Trexler, associate professor in the School of Education and College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES), has been awarded a seed grant of $14,000 to lay the groundwork for an innovative international internship program for graduate students in CAES.
Along with his colleagues CAES professors Glenn Young, Kate Scow, and CAES associate dean James Hill, Trexler will conduct market surveys, construct a financial and management plan, identify potential funding sources and make links with other units, such as the UC Davis Internship and Career Center, to establish Practicing Agricultural Community Entrepreneurship (PACE).
“We envision PACE being linked directly with many UC Davis projects and faculty around the globe,” said Trexler, including working with him and other colleagues on their ongoing work in Haiti and Vietnam. “Extending knowledge generated at UC Davis around the globe requires our students to not only learn key concepts within our classrooms, but also learn through practical experiences how to work with people and organizations in developing countries,” said Trexler.