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If you have been keeping up with the Global Food Challenge Emerging Leaders, you know that we are seasoned globe trotters. Well, that might be a slight exaggeration but we have experienced many facets of agriculture this summer. From Africa to Washington D.C., we’ve learned a lot of food security.

Become an Emerging Leader

Make a difference. Apply now for the Global Food Challenge fellowship.
2017-2018 program applications accepted August 24-October 30, 2017.

How to Apply

  • Review eligibility requirements and application form
  • Create a video (up to one minute) that includes:
    • Why Land O'Lakes should choose you to work on a team with other students from across the U.S. spending 11 weeks finding solutions to some of the world's most pressing food and agriculture challenges that will help Land O'Lakes feed human progress
    • What skills you have that make you a good fit for the Global Food Challenge internship
    • What you will bring to the internship that is unique to you
    • What you want to get out of the internship
    • Explain your interest in the food and Ag industry or why you have a desire to learn more about food, food insecurity, and agriculture
  • Upload to YouTube (creating an account may be needed)
  • Complete the application form
  • Fill out the human resources questionnaire
  • Complete both steps by deadline on October 30, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.


Selection Criteria

  • Ability to clearly communicate and explain why Land O'Lakes should choose you to work with other students from across the U.S. for 11 weeks finding solutions to food and agriculture challenges that will help Land O'Lakes feed human progress
  • Ability to clearly communicate the skills you have that make you a good candidate for the Global Food Challenge internship
  • Ability to articulate what you want to get out of the internship
  • Ability to articulate your interest in the food and Ag industry, desire to learn more, or drive discussion about modern agriculture and food security-related issues
Application Form
All Fields Required
Type in name of university enrolled at.
Type in college enrolled in at university.
Note to applicants: If selected as an Emerging Leader, your submission video may be
shared on the Global Food Challenge website.


After submitting the application form and video, you will receive a confirmation with a link to complete step two, which requires you to complete a questionnaire from Human Resources and submit your resume. To be considered for the Global Food Challenge internship, both steps must be completed.