After being accepted to the Fertile Futures Program students will participate in a number of activities designed to increase their success at UCR and to guide them towards employment in the USDA:
Summer STEM Pathways – Improving Student Success
Fertile Futures students will attend the CNAS Summer STEM Pathways in their first summer. Pathways is a paid ($5,000) ten-week, research experience for first-time incoming community college transfer students.
Internships at USDA Laboratories
Fertile Futures students will be assigned 10-week, paid internships at the U.S. Salinity Laboratory or the Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station where they will work with USDA scientists on pressing issues facing agriculture and natural resource management. Both USDA facilities are within two miles of campus, where interns will work 9-12 hours per week.