The Nature Conservancy- Job Opening

The Nature Conservancy in Maryland/DC is currently hiring an Agricultural Specialist to be part of our conservation team on the Eastern Shore.  This is a terrific opportunities to make significant contributions to conservation and agriculture in the mid-Atlantic and beyond.

The Agricultural Specialist is a mid-level position that will join a diverse team of conservation professionals aimed at working collaboratively with agricultural, industry, government, and conservation partners to identify and implement projects that will improve water quality and habitat in a way that supports regional agriculture.  The Agricultural Specialist will facilitate meetings, trainings, and outreach efforts of the Chesapeake 4R Alliance, a collaboration among agribusinesses, farmers, government agencies, conservation groups and scientists working to ensure that every nutrient application on Delmarva is consistent with the 4Rs – the right nutrient source, applied at the right rate, at the right time, in the right place and seek opportunities to advance priority actions identified by the Alliance.  They will address critical threats to natural systems, foster cross-site learning among Chesapeake 4R Alliance partners, and implement collaborative solutions with the agriculture community to achieve water quality and habitat outcomes.  The Agricultural Specialist will coordinate multiple projects, set deadlines, and manage projects to completion.

The full job announcement can be found here:  https://careers.nature.org/psp/tnccareers/APPLICANT/APPL/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=45037&PostingSeq=1

Med/Vet Summer Leadership Academy at Saint Georges

The Med/Vet Summer Leadership Academy at St. George’s University gives a student a unique opportunity to get an inside view of their future career as a doctor or veterinarian.

  • This two-week program offers students the opportunity to:
  • Experience medicine firsthand with trips to the local clinics, hospitals, farms, and businesses to gain practical experience.
  • Get an inside look at what it’s like to be a medical or veterinary medical student with hands-on experience in state-of-the-art training facilities lectured by SGU faculty and staff.
  • Enjoy the beautiful Caribbean island of Grenada, with trips to the beach, hikes in the rainforest, and snorkeling excursions.
  • Earn college credit for participating in lecture and clinical work.
  • Discover how adding an MBA or MPH to their medical or veterinary medical degree will set them apart from their peers and help them stand out throughout their career.

St. George’s University is a center of international education, with students, graduates, and faculty drawn from more than 140 countries. Since its founding in 1976, St. George’s University’s network of over 14,000 School of Medicine graduates have practiced in all 50 US states and more than 50 countries around the world.

For more information, please visit sgu.edu/summeracademy or contact summeracademy@sgu.edu.

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.

Spring Intern Job Description:  Responsibilities could include:

Working on CIC3* event April 14-16
-Program ad sales
-Competition set up (all phases: dressage, cross country, and show jumping)
-Marketing/Social Media/Press
-Hospitality Party Organization (selecting caterer, designing invitations, developing budget, creating theme
-Working with FEI vet
-Volunteer management (release forms, data collection for use in future contacts, assignments, hospitality for volunteers

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 total hours/ semester)

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

Deadlines: Spring Internship:  January 30, 2017

Helena Chemical Summer Agronomy Sales & Marketing Internship Program

helena-chemical

Summer Agronomy Sales & Marketing Internship Program
Objective

  • Assist Branch in Driving Helena Product Sales.
  • Evaluate potential fulltime Sales and/or Operational employees.
  • Establish Helena Chemical Company as the premier Agricultural Sales Intern program.
  • Provide “Local” Helena Product research, sales aids, and ads for the local branch.
  • Provide the intern a balance of Research, Marketing, and Sales Exposure.

Opportunities and Responsibilities

  • Report directly to Branch Manager while at the Branch
  • Develop sales skills and implement marketing strategies in both established and developing territories.
  • Observe and learn organizational skills, including sales preparation and time management.
  • Understand diverse production practices, product knowledge, and product placement.
  • Evaluate, document, organized and present photos and data on Proprietary Chemistry plots.
  • “Hands on” training with a minimum of 50+% of the time being spent in the field.
  • Acquaint the intern with various areas of Helena, including: advertising, customer service, agronomy, research, agronomy services, distribution, and time in sales and marketing.
  • Coordinate and organize “Summer Projects”
  • Provide Year End Presentation of Helena Product Project to Leadership Team in a formal setting.
  • Develop Sales tools, ads and aids for the local Branch and Division.
  • Present product information and research to grower/dealer meetings and/or field days.
    Qualifications
  • Candidate must expect to graduate with a 2.5 or better Grade Point Average.
  • Experience in the fertilizer, chemical and/or seed industry will merit strong consideration.
  • An understanding of production agriculture is desired.
  • Good verbal communication skills.
  • Valid Drivers License.

Email Resumes to:   pagew@helenachemical.com
Pre-employment drug screen required. Must be authorized to work in the United States
EOE M/F/V/H