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World Food Prize Foundation Selects Two Grand View Students for Prestigious George Washington Carver Internship Program

March 22, 2021

The World Food Prize Foundation announced the selection of Des Moines, Iowa, native and Grand View University student Kristine Do and Altoona, Iowa, native and Grand View University student Molly Hart for its prestigious George Washington Carver Internship (GWC) program this spring. 

Each academic semester and summer, highly qualified students are selected for this unique opportunity. These students will play an essential role in the execution of the World Food Prize Foundation's variety of prestigious events. This program, along with the Foundation's other endeavors, has drastically pivoted during the Coronavirus pandemic allowing interns the opportunity to work virtually, in the office or even a hybrid approach, while still keeping the same strong goal of creating an exceptional learning opportunity. 

Each intern will have the opportunity to work closely with experienced mentors to further their goals and dive into their respective passions. The internship focuses on developing the student's professional and educational experience, but there are also many opportunities to make an impact through working on the World Food Prize's missions.

As a Graphic Design Intern, Do will create professional graphics published for local, national and international audiences. Working under the Foundation's Director of Communications and Events, Do will create content for social media and other World Food Prize events. "I love drawing and editing photos," said Do. "More than that, I'm a curious person and love to learn new trends then apply them to my work." 

Returning for her third semester as an archive intern, Hart will play a vital role in preserving the Foundation's history. Hart will continue creating and implementing the digital archive, which includes scanning and uploading all of the Foundation's newspapers and video collection. "I am fascinated by history and feel that the stories and lives of the past need to be preserved and remembered," said Hart. "This internship is perfect for it is focused on researching and preserving documents and artifacts which in turn will help keep the past alive for years to come." 

To learn more about the George Washington Carver Internship Program, visit www.worldfoodprize.org/gwcintern.