Fair Hill International Internship

Fair Hill International (FHI) has been hosting horse trials since 1998, with a range of events from unrecognized Introductory level trials to CCI** and CCI*** three day events that qualify competitors for the Olympics.  Three Starter Trials and three Recognized Horse Trials are offered every year attracting riders and horses from all over the world.

The Fair Hill International Internship offers aspiring equine professionals hands-on experience in the behind-the-scenes details in organizing and running horse trails at the local and international level, as well as the opportunity to work alongside top equestrian event organizers and competitors.

Fall Intern Job Description:  Responsibilities could include:
Working on CIC3* Fall Eventing Championship October 12 – 15
During the competition:
In barns – vet scribe, move in teams
Show jump jog
YEH confirmation and scribe/runner
XC:  vet box, flagging, mapping, roping, decorating, course walk with designer
Dressage – set up and take down
Show Jump – catalogue jumps, set-up, decorate, course walk with designer

Sponsorship, Advertising, and Vendors
Contact local businesses for advertising possibilities
Organize sponsor deliverables – banners, social media ad count, tickets, etc
Decorate official hotel lobby to welcome officials, competitors, and spectators
Competitor swag bags – help with organization
Volunteer swag bags – solicit donations from local businesses
Awards: organization, tracking winners, ceremonies, prize distribution

Create books with all event info – schedules, hospitality, directions, etc
Coordinate and distribute credentials
Coordinate travel, shuttles, hotel rooms – all aspects of door to door service

Golf cart logistics
Overall planning of what goes where – tents, water, generators, portapots, etc
Coordinating arrival of all items and assisting in proper placement

VIP tent – decorating/hosting
Fair Hill Club – decorating/hosting
Tailgating and Lawn Boxes

Special Events
Assist in coordination and scheduling
Interface with program production and social media scheduling

Marketing/Social Media/Press Tent:  depending on major/interest/experience of intern
Assisting in press tent to
Instagram account manager

Volunteer Management and Appreciation
Pre-event planning – responding to all volunteer inquiries
Coordinating Volunteer Hospitality – lunches, munchies in tent
Volunteer Swag Bags – soliciting donations from local businesses

Location:  Fair Hill International is based in Fair Hill, Maryland, located less than 10 miles from Newark.

Candidate Qualifications: Candidates are NOT required to have eventing experience
Enthusiasm for the equine industry
Interest in learning about the competitive world of eventing
Ability to manage time, and work independently or in a team
Good communication skills
Willingness to work in all weather conditions

Schedule:  For each credit, students are expected to complete 40 hours of internship work. Hours will depend on specific duties and events, and will be arranged in collaboration with the internship supervisor.

Compensation:  Students will receive a stipend of $500 for each credit (40 hours)

To Apply:  Please send a cover letter, resume, and the names of at least two references (as one .pdf file) to Dr Biddle:  asbiddle@udel.edu

Fall Internship:  August 25, 2017

Brandywine Zoo Internship

The Brandywine Zoo in Wilmington, DE is currently accepting applications for fall internships.

Check out current available positions
Apply online through Delaware State Parks intern page

Available 6 month College Internships include:

Conservation Wardens are Hiring! 

The Wisconsin DNR Bureau of Law Enforcement wishes to announce its intent to recruit and hire the largest group of Conservation Wardens in years.  “Hiring 20 full time conservation wardens is the biggest class I’ve sought to hire in my career” said Lt. Jeffrey King, Assistant Training Director at the Bureau of Law Enforcement.  This new group of Conservation Wardens will be part of the Class of 2018 and will begin their journey on January 8th, 2018.

“Do you want a career that is part of something big”, adds King?  Apply now!  Wisconsin DNR Conservation Wardens protect our natural resources, our state parks and forests, the environment, and the people who enjoy resource rich Wisconsin.

Already have a career in law enforcement and enjoy our natural resources?  Please give Lt. King a call to discuss new compensation policies for incoming officers.

For more information, please visit Warden Recruitment – Wisconsin DNR



Leader Development for Agriculture Students 2017 AFA Leaders Conference Theme Announced

When you bring together talented, motivated young minds, they will push each other to even greater heights. Those who are intrapreneurial – innovating wherever they are – never settle for the status quo. Instead they continue building and pushing for the next breakthrough.

This concept ideals prompted the Agriculture Future of America student leaders to select the theme “Soar: Reach New Heights” for the 2017 AFA Leaders Conference.

“’Soar: Reach New Heights’ means to take on new opportunities, expand your horizons and go above and beyond in areas where you didn’t think you were capable,” said Max Mielke, AFA Student Advisory Team member from Washington State University.

This year’s event will be Nov. 2-5 in Kansas City, Missouri. College students are selected to attend this 4-Track Conference program through a competitive application process. Each Track corresponds to a student’s year in school and previous Conference attendance. Track 1 is all freshman students; Track 2 is sophomore and junior students; Track 3 juniors and seniors and Track 4 seniors. Each Track is built around a core AFA leader development competency:  self-assessment, communication, change management and lifelong learning.

“With all of us coming together and working together for common goals, we can really reach new heights within agriculture and grow personally and professional to make our industry the best it can possibly be,” said Jaime Luke, AFA Student Advisory Team member from the University of Missouri.

Industry sponsorship applications are now open to students pursuing careers in agriculture and food. Sponsorship covers program registration, curriculum materials, lodging and meals. Travel is not included. Applications for Tracks 1-3 are due Sept. 11. To learn more about Conference, or to access the application, visit www.agfuture.org/conference.

Student application eligibility requirements: 

  • Recommended 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Undergraduate student status
  • Age 17-25
  • Attending a four-year institution or articulate plans to obtain a four-year degree
  • Possess a passion for agriculture
  • Plans to pursue a career in agriculture

This year, AFA will select 800 students from across the nation to attend Conference. Last year’s delegation represented 43 states and 88 colleges and universities. Delegates gain valuable experience and relationships through opportunities to network with each other and industry professionals. Conference boasts a 3:1 student to industry professional ratio. The AFA Opportunity Fair, held in conjunction with Conference, allows students to explore internship, job, study abroad and graduate school opportunities.

Apply to be a UD Social Media Ambassador!

The University’s Social Media Ambassador program, overseen by UD’s social media team in Communications and Marketing, is a unique and fun opportunity for students to gain professional social media experience before graduating. Follow the current #UDSMA conversation by subscribing to this Twitter list.
Students from all majors interested in social media, blogging, video production, marketing, photography and event planning are invited to apply. Applications for Fall 2017 are open now until May 26.

Apply Now!

Blue Hen Birding Club News

The Blue Hen Birding Club recently earned second place in the NJ Audubon Ambassadors category for the World Series of Birding! Congrats to team members, and CANR students, Katie Bird, Billy Kaselow, Patrick Carney, and Becca Ralston.  The group was limited to just Cape May county and saw 127 species, while also successfully raising almost $800 for NJ Audubon by participating in the event.

Paid Internship Working with Real Blue Hens

This summer, the University of Delaware’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources will offer (2 – 3) students the opportunity to get a paid, hands-on learning experience with live blue hens from the UD flock!

These students will work with the birds on the UD farm starting in the summer in order to be ready to have the birds on display and educate the public on blue hens at six UD home football games in the fall at the President’s tent.

Students must be able to commit to working a minimum of three hours at each of the UD home games slated for:

Thursday, August 31;
Saturday, September 16;
Saturday, September 30;
Saturday, October 14;
Saturday, October 21; and
Saturday, November 11.

Students interested in working with blue hens over the summer and educating the public on all the facts surrounding Delaware’s state bird in the fall should e-mail Bob Alphin at ralphin@udel.edu or call (302) 831-0825.

Intern Position with Delaware River Basin Commission

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) is seeking an intern to work in the Water Resource Planning Section to help improve the commission’s data analysis capabilities.
The paid internship is available for approximately 30 hours/week, May – August 2017.

Job Duties Include:

  • Populating the commission’s integrated database;
  • Researching up-to-date contact information for permittees;
  • Reviewing older approvals to determine their current status; and
  • Gathering and recording locational data for permits.

To Apply:
Interested applicants should send a resume to Kent Barr at Kent.Barr@drbc.nj.gov by May 15, 2017.


Environmental Program Manager Position with DNREC

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) is hiring an Environmental Program Manager.  This position will manage, develop and oversee the implementation of outreach, K-12, public education, community engagement, and technical assistance programs for the Delaware Coastal Programs Section. Position leads and develops mission driven programming for a range of audiences that translates science and packages information to promote learning, action, and decision-making.

Position will assist with writing and administrating grants and associated budgets, strategic planning and directly supervise a team consisting of full time staff, part time seasonal employees, interns and volunteers.

Apply Here: https://www.jobaps.com/DE/sup/BulPreview.asp?R1=050517&R2=MGCD01&R3=400100

Application deadline is May 19th.