NSF REU Summer Internship Program

NSF REU Summer Internship Program at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis MO

Application Deadline: February 3, 2023

Program Dates: May 30, 2023 – August 4, 2023

Estimated Stipend: $7,550.

We are pleased to announce that the application for the 2023 Summer REU Internship Program at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is now available.

Students in the program have really appreciated the exposure they get to research outside of academia and the opportunities for interaction with scientists at all levels of experience, and from a variety of countries. We feel strongly that our program is an excellent steppingstone to a future career in research, or research support fields.

Eligibility: Our internships are available to undergraduate students who will not have graduated by May 23, 2023.

For more information to apply: https://www.danforthcenter.org/our-work/education-outreach/undergraduate-program/internship-program/

If you have any questions or problems, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at reuinternship@danforthcenter.org.

Summer 2023 Purina Feed Sales Internship

As a 2023 Purina Feed Sales Intern you will be working alongside sales representatives and the Purina Animal Nutrition team with dealers and ag cooperatives, learning their feed business and customers. You can expect a mixture of on-farm feed trials, market research, developing plans and selling to prospects to expand sales territory, coordinating informational events for producers and overall exposure to farm supply dealers and cooperative structure. Internships typically focus on dairy, beef, equine, swine, or show feed sales projects.

Interns will be provided training through Purina Animal Nutrition and the working location is dependent on those of our member owners. 

Find more information and apply here.

Iowa State University Creamery Production Manager Position

Iowa State University is hiring a Creamery Production Manager!

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of related experience

Preferred Qualifications:

B.S. degree or equivalent in Food Science, Dairy Science, Engineering, or related field.

Relevant knowledge and experience in food and/or dairy manufacturing. 

Job Description:

The ISU Creamery is seeking a Production Manager to oversee dairy products processing in the micro-creamery. This is a hands-on position with supervisory and administrative duties and responsibilities.

The successful candidate will lead a productive, dynamic team of student staff in a vibrant educational environment. The candidate in this position must be able to lift 50 pounds with or without accommodation.

The Production Manager will:

  •  Hire, train, and lead team of student production staff (approx. 15 students): assign and monitor work, coach and develop student staff as well as institute disciplinary action, as warranted
  •  Demonstrate a passion to train and develop student staff with a variety of backgrounds to be successful in their chosen career path
  •  Manage production planning/scheduling, inventory management, plant sanitation and product distribution
  •  Create and manage food quality programs; dairy processing systems and equipment; food safety programs and other related food manufacturing topics (SOPs, GMPs, SSOPs)
  •  Procure ingredients and supplies required for production runs
  •  Coordinate with regulatory agencies (IDALS) for inspections, sanitation validation tests, and finished product sample pulls for testing.
  •  Represent the ISU Creamery and ISU by leading tours and giving presentations, as needed
  •  Innovate processes in production to improve efficiencies while challenging students to think critically and independently
  •  Troubleshoot complex problems in a team-oriented environment
  •  Assist with pricing exercises to ensure procurement of best-priced supplies
  •  Assist with running workshops provided for external customers
  •  Assist with reporting and analyzing production metrics
  •  Demonstrate strong communications skills, including one-on-one conversations and holding small production team meetings.
  •  Functionally use a computer including basic command of Microsoft Office Suite is required.

The position reports directly to the ISU Creamery Director and will focus primarily on providing manufacturing and operations support to improve the overall operation. This position will participate as a key member of the ISU Creamery Management Team. An enthusiastic self-starter with the ability to adapt quickly to changing needs of the business will be needed to be successful in this position. The position may also support the business, sales, and customer service needs of the ISU Creamery, as well as the educational mission of the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and College of Human Sciences.

Level Guidelines
• Intermediate-level position with solid professional and/or technical skills working under general supervision to achieve goals
• Applies broad, working knowledge of the principles of the field to moderately complex, difficult, and varied problems and issues
• Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action and resolve problems
• Responds to a broad range of inquiries and requests
• May provide training and/or direction to lower-level staff
• May lead projects of moderate scope and complexity
• Provides guidance to students

Apply Here!

Walter Gardens, Inc 2023 Internship

Walter Gardens, Inc, located in Zeeland, Michigan, is North America’s leading wholesale grower of perennial plants.

Applications are now open for their 13-week paid rotational internships this upcoming Summer 2023. This year, they are offering Rotation Tracks based on the student’s are of interest including growing, production, equipment & automation, and integrated pest management. Find more information in the flyer below or at this website:

https://www.waltersgardens.com/article.php?ID=503

Urban Farmer Position with Bellevue Community Center

COMPANY DESCRIPTION:

Bellevue Farms, an agricultural program of the Bellevue Community Center, was established in 2014 to address a need for increasing awareness of healthy eating. The mission of Bellevue Farms is to increase access to fresh, locally grown food and to help build an equitable and sustainable food system. We accomplish this in part by delivering high quality garden and nutrition-based education to youth from pre-k to teen that teaches healthy lifestyle decision making, entrepreneurship, environmental stewardship, and community building. In addition, Bellevue Farms increases access to fresh, locally grown food and builds community through our annual events, seasonal farmers market, farm stand, and strong community partnerships.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Bellevue Farms seeks a Farm Manager (FM) to plan, develop, maintain, harvest, and sell for our market and program production taking place on our 1/2 acre urban farm and community garden. The FM works directly with Bellevue Farms staff and volunteers to grow food with the purpose to supply our farm stand, BCC kitchen, and youth programs with fresh food.

Qualifications:

– 2+ years experience in gardening, farming, permaculture or horticulture is essential

– Farm production for market and retail experience preferred

– Experience managing staff or volunteers

– Experience working with diverse youth and/or diversity and inclusion training, a plus

– Valid Drivers License and reliable transportation are required to perform the duties of this job. Public transportation is not accessible. 

– Ability to lift 40lbs and work in all weather conditions

– Must pass a background check, as this job interacts with youth and vulnerable populations.

– Flexibility in schedule is necessary with occasional nights and weekends

Responsibilities include:

– Plan, maintain, harvest, and prepare for market the production program

– Manage seasonal Farm Stand operations

– Plan and manage annual plant propagation and sales

– Work with Director and Youth Education Manager on crop production plan

– Maintain records of food production

– Participate in and help coordinate BCC events & 4H Club activities as needed

– Be the point-of-contact for community gardeners after they become members

– Coordinate and supervise volunteer groups and individuals as needed

– Work with the Director on food inventory and ordering for Farm Stand sales

COMPENSATION: this position is salaried 35,568* – 50k

Read more and apply here: https://www.goodfoodjobs.com/jobs/160836/farm-manager.html

Refugia Summer 2023 Internship

Refugia Ltd’s Summer 2023 Internship is live and now accepting applications!

This three month internship offers a unique opportunity for those seeking to immerse themselves in real-world ecological landscape design and stewardship with an award-winning, mission-driven firm. During this internship, candidates will experience multiple facets of ecological design-build, its methodology and best practices. Plus involvement in all of our company-wide field trips and in-house educational events.

This is a field focused internship with weekly opportunities to shadow the Design, Analysis and Nursery teams.  Its objectives:

  • Provide experience and opportunities to learn about the landscape design-build business at all stages
  • Deepen knowledge of native plants of the mid-atlantic region, and their cultural requirements with immersive application in-the-field
  • Hands-on teaching that imparts keen practical knowledge and horticulture skills, with a focus on residential design-stewardship
  • Grow and develop in a supportive, collaborative environment with real world experience and problem solving
  • Offer mentorship and networking opportunities within a fast-growing, innovative ecological design-build firm

Full-time, paid internship open to all BLA, BSLA, MLA, BS, BHort, MHort grads and those with an academic background in forestry, ecology, arboriculture related field.

Please see this flyer more details and how to apply.
Application deadline is December 30th. All info is posted on our website here

Winbak Farm Internship Program

Winbak Farm, the largest breeder of Standardbred horses in North America, is now offering internships for their seasonal program. The Winbak Farm internship program encourages undergraduate students and recent graduates to pursue careers in the equine and cattle industry by providing hands-on education at a working horse and cattle farm. Due to the large number of large animals at the farm, there are multiple roles available in our racehorse, broodmare, yearling, foaling and cattle divisions. Selected students perform daily duties of animal care and are encouraged to be involved with as many aspects of the farm as they are able to.

Please contact Jack Burke, General Manager, at jack.burke@winbakfarm.com or call 410.885.3059 for more information on this program. Read about animal science major Audrey Keen’s experience at Winbak Farm.

Winter Term Job Shadow Program 2023

2023 Winter Job Shadow Program

Offered during Winter Session, the job shadow program allows students to learn more about various professions, receive career-related advice and reflect on the ways in which their education can prepare them for life after college. This program matches students from UD with alumni and employers who are currently working as professionals for in-person job shadows OR one-on-one virtual, one-hour long informational interviews.

STUDENTS: Between now and Wednesday, November 2, you may fill out this form and choose your top three desired job shadows. Click here for a list of all the shadows. (Be sure to note if the shadow you are applying to is in person or virtual before submitting the application!) If we are not able to match you with one of your top three, we will try to match you with another host, if you so choose.

  Deadline to apply: Wednesday, November 2

You will be sent your host matches on Monday, November 7 and will need to either accept or decline your matches before you will be formally introduced to your hosts on Tuesday November 15. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to HensHiringHens@udel.edu