About the Award

The Andrew F. Giesen III Poultry Science Undergraduate Internship Award was inaugurated in 2014 with donations from Dr. Giesen’s family, friends and Novus International Inc., in memory of his contributions to the industry as a Past President and Fellow of the Poultry Science Association, Past President of the Federation of Animal Science Societies (FASS), and a career-long contributor to the poultry industry as an employee of Novus International Inc.

This $1,500 award is given to financially support students who have secured an internship for the year the award is given. These funds are to assist students with travel, room and board, and other related expenses accumulated with their internship. Consideration will be given based on financial needs associated with the internship (e.g., airfare and travel, short-term housing, and other expenses not covered by the employer), as well as what impact the student expects the internship to have on his/her future career.

The award is paid to the selected recipient(s). This is not a reimbursement award. Recipients will be required to complete a W-9.

Students who meet the following qualifications are eligible to apply for the $1,500 award.

  • Active student membership with PSA (student membership is free).
  • Pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree with a declared major in any area of life sciences.
  • The student must have secured an internship for the year the award is given. The internship must be in or directly related to the field of poultry science or the poultry industry. Past internships and internships taking place in upcoming years will not be considered.
  • International students are welcome to apply but are responsible for any necessary work authorizations and/or visas. PSA does not assist with this.

Students are to provide the following information and uploads while filling out the application on the PSA Awards Site.

  • Basic contact information
  • Internship employer and contact
  • Internship start and end dates.
  • Letter of Support OR Internship Offer Letter
    This document is to be from the internship employer contact confirming the student has been offered and accepted the internship. Preferably, the letter will be on the organization's letterhead.
  • Essay (1000 words or less) encompassing:
    • Financial need and what the student hopes to get out of the internship experience.
    • Students are also encouraged to outline their ambitions for a future career in the poultry industry/poultry science.
  • Budget outlining financial need
    (This document is optional but may be provided if the student wishes to further outline his/her financial needs.)
  • Professional Headshot
  • Short Biography
    (No more than 250 words)

The weighed scoring rubric below will be used to evaluate applicants.

*This is to be covered in the student's 1000-word essay.

**This can be covered in an optional, supplementary budget and/or the essay.

Scoring Rubric

(35% of score)

*Expectations of the internship / impact.

(35% of score)

**Financial Need

(20% of score)

*Plans for a future career in poultry science or the poultry industry.

(10% of score)

Student’s Resume

Select the PSA Student Scholarships, Fellowships and More Award Type to find The Andrew F. Giesen III Poultry Science Undergraduate Internship Award.


Deadline to Apply:

Friday, March 1, 2024 at 11:59 PM CST

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