Summer Internship Opportunity- Swine

JOB TITLE:  Undergraduate Summer Student Intern
LOCATION:  Plum Beach Farm, Milton, Delaware
JOB STATUS:  Full-time, 6-week to 12-week options

JOB SUMMARY:  This position works under the direction of the Sow Farm Manager directly in production, both learning the sow farm operation and contributing to the successful production of piglets.  Summer Student Intern performs duties in accordance with company policies and pursuing the mission of “Superior Production Systems.”

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:  Must be majoring in a course of study under the Agriculture Department; preferably Animal Science.  Candidate must have completed minimum 2 years of undergraduate study.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Candidate must possess the following characteristics:

    • Eager to learn and participate as team player in best practices in sow production
    • Flexibility and ability to adapt to change a must
    • Self-starter who can multi-task, prioritize, work independently
    • Strong verbal communication skills

HOUSING:  Provided

WORKING CONDITIONS / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

      • Must be able to tolerate and willing to learn and perform the following tasks:  euthanasia, vaccinations, piglet processing, ear tagging, tattooing, pressure washing and other procedures normal to animal husbandry.
      • Must be able to tolerate blood, animal dander, manure, dust, odors, and frequently noisy conditions.
      • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
      • Must be able to climb over gates up to 48 inches in height.
      • Position requires pushing, pulling, bending and kneeling.
      • Position requires regular walking, standing, use of hands to handle, feel objects, tools, controls and animals.
      • Occasional reaching with hands / arms; occasional climbing / balance required.

APPLY:  Interested candidates should send resume to Brent Hershey, brent@hersheyag.com

Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research, Inc. Summer Internships

Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research, Inc. is offering summer internships in wildlife rehabilitation during the 2018 nesting bird season. A limited number of full-season (12 week) internships with stipends may be available. Full season, six-week and part-time volunteer internships are also offered.

Interns work in the Wild Bird Clinic and along with the permanent staff care for the hatching year and adult birds admitted during the summer. Full season interns are expected to contribute 40+ hours / week for a minimum of 12 weeks. Internships are scheduled between mid May and August 31; actual start and stop dates are approximate and flexibility with early or late start dates may be possible (especially for University’s ending in May).

A summer internship at Tri-State is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on animal care experience at a qualified and well-established wildlife rehabilitation facility. Knowledge and experience will be gained in the husbandry and rehabilitation of a wide variety of species of wild birds from the mid-Atlantic region. Interns participate with the staff and volunteers in the daily activities of the rehabilitation center, and responsibilities will include:
 Feeding and care of orphaned baby birds of all ages.
• Feeding and care of injured or diseased adult birds.
• Daily care and cleanliness of the pre-release birds housed in 33 outdoor enclosures.
• Monitoring the overall condition of birds under your care, providing feedback to the clinic supervisors.
• Assisting with some of the medical treatments performed by the staff and volunteers.
• Keeping accurate records according to Tri-State’s protocols.

REQUIREMENTS:
• High School Diploma or equivalent. Students are encouraged to have school or faculty sponsors.
• Demonstrated involvement or current study in animal or wildlife related field.
• Must be reliable, in good physical condition, available to work weekends and evening shifts.
• Must possess ability to make accurate observations and follow detailed instructions.
• Must possess leadership and supervisory abilities and enjoy working with a variety of people.
• Must be able to learn quickly and be self-directed.
• Be able to work under pressure and keep a sense of humor.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit a letter of application describing your experience and reason for seeking an internship at Tri-State, along with a current resume with references on or before March 30th. Applicants will be contacted for interviews. Intern positions will be filled by mid-April and applicants will be notified of their acceptance at that time.

CONTACT:
Andrea Howey-Newcomb
Clinic Director
Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, Inc.
110 Possum Hollow Rd
Newark DE 19711
Ahowey@tristatebird.org
302-737-9543, ext. 104

 

 

Career Services Event

FAQ’s
1) What room in Trabant – The MPR rooms
2) How should students prepare? – Students should bring copies of their resume, feel free to drop in to the Career Services Center between 2-4pm M-F or make an appointment to have your resume reviewed beforehand, and can go to udel.edu/csc for networking tips. Preregistration is strongly encouraged (but not required) via handshake at https://udel.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/2818
3) How should students dress? – Suggested dress code is business casual
4) Who will be there?- Students can view the employer list here. There are 20 employers registered including Perdue, Winterthur, DNREC, Mountaire, Center for Growing Talent by PMA, Peace Corps, & USDA (NRCS)
5) What can students expect to get out of the event? – Students will have the opportunity to network and learn about future employment opportunities, such as internships & jobs, with attending employers. It will be a great chance for both students who are currently looking for jobs and internships as well as students who want to explore what opportunities may exist for them post grad.