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USDA Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates (REEU) Fellowship / Internship

This project is a United States of America Department of Agriculture (USDA) funded Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates (REEU) summer program at the University of Tennessee (UT) – Knoxville. The goal of the program is to advance experiential learning of food science for engineering students to meet processing innovation demands in the food industry.

Who Should Apply: Students in chemical engineering, agricultural engineering, food engineering, and other related majors. Students from underrepresented groups are highly encouraged.

More details can be found at:

Deadline: 2/29/2024

Do NOT apply on handshake

Please follow the instructions on our website to apply:

Step 1: fill in the google form and check your eligibility (must be a U.S. citizen or resident, must maintain undergraduate status during the program)

Step 2: submit applications following instructions.

Program highlights:

  • 8-week research/extension training opportunity
  • Mentoring Team
  • Multi-disciplinary team
  • Four engineering faculty (chemical, agriculture, and food engineering)
  • Four food chemistry faculty (bioactives, lipids, biopolymers, and flavor)
  • Graduate students skilled in both engineering and chemistry
  • Weekly academic programs and professional development training
  • Networking with peers
  • $5,500 stipend
  • University housing provided
  • Travel costs reimbursed