Texas Cooperative Extension is seeking the state's top agriculture students for summer internships in Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

Nine internships will be awarded to the top applicants, who must be college sophomores, juniors or seniors majoring in IPM, entomology, soil and crop sciences or plant pathology.

The interns will be based in locations across the state and employed by a local pest management steering committee, which is part of the Texas Pest Management Association. Interns will handle a variety of tasks, including scouting for pests, providing quality assurance for other scouts, collecting and summarizing data, assisting with conducting result demonstrations and assuming responsibility for one or more demonstrations.

Each intern will write a monthly report and a final report on the internship.

Hourly wages will be paid during the internship, which will last from 10 to 15 weeks. Students who complete their internships also are eligible for a training stipend of $3,500, paid through a grant funded by the Texas Department of Agriculture (subject to funding).

For more information, contact Dr. Tom Fuchs, Extension IPM coordinator, 7887 U.S. Highway 87 N., San Angelo, Texas 76901, 915-653-4576. Studentadvisers at many Texas agricultural schools also have application information.