Entomology Lab Internship: 2021 Summer Full-Time (June -August)

The ornamentals IPM entomology lab has an internship available for 2021 summer. The intern will assist the extension specialist on a variety of projects which include: a study looking at impacts of mosquito control on non-target arthropods, management of spotted lanternflies and redheaded flea beetles and maintaining demonstration gardens for the management of various insect borer species on maples and ashes. Aspects of these projects include: insecticide efficacy evaluations, studies related to redheaded flea beetle biology, potentially spotted lanternfly insecticide evaluations and collections, work with reduced-risk or biopesticides targeting the management of root dwelling insects, use of entomopathogenic nematodes and fungi (biological control using inset pathology), choice trials and bioassay tests looking at arthropod behavior, demonstration plot management and plant installation, entomopathogenic nematode culture maintenance, greenhouse plant maintenance and propagation, geocaching with insects and diseases, prepare a presentation for speaking to green industry professionals, and assisting with fact sheets. Interns may also participate in site inspections with DDA nursery inspectors, this activity scouts nurseries for relevant pests.

Requirements: Follow guidelines regarding mask wearing and social distancing; need to have personal transportation available and will have opportunities to interact (at a distance) with professionals working in entomology on multiple occasions.

Compensation: will be discussed during an interview.

APPLY: Please send your cover letter and resume to Brian Kunkel, Extension Ornamentals IPM Specialist, bakunkel@udel.edu

Cooperative Extension Entomology Agricultural Technician

Description: The Agricultural Extension Entomology group provides farmers and consultants with guidance and support for insect pests in field and vegetable crops throughout the state. The program maintains insect traps, surveys grower fields for insect pests and beneficial insects, and conducts insecticide efficacy trials in both field and vegetable crops. Duties include plot maintenance, field sampling with sweep net and magnifying glass, plot harvesting and grading, and data collection and entry.

Applicants MUST be willing to work outside under hot and humid conditions and have a valid driver’s license. Attention to detail and good record keeping are required. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

Perks: Free produce and sun tanning
Salary: hourly wage, $13/hour, average 30 hours/week
Duration: Approximately May to beginning of school semester or mid-September, with possible extension to beginning of October

Contact: Dr. David Owens, 16483 County Seat Highway, Georgetown DE; owensd@udel.edu; (302) 698-7125.

CENFOODS Internship Program

UD’s Center for Food Systems and Sustainability (CENFOODS) is happy to announce the newest undergraduate student internship program. This program is unique in that interns can participate over consecutive sessions in Summer, Fall, or Winter. The earliest deadline is May 7, 2021.

Please email cenfoods@udel.edu with questions.

Summer 2021 CENFOODS Research Project

University of Delaware Center for Food Systems and Sustainability (CENFOODS)

Summer 2021 CENFOODS Research Project Funding Award


CENFOODS’ goals are to coordinate, integrate, and enhance UD’s research, teaching and outreach efforts on the sustainability of food production and surrounding ecosystems.

For more information about CENFOODS, please visit: https://www.udel.edu/academics/colleges/canr/departments/plant-and-soil-sciences/affiliatedcenters/cenfoods/

Generous donors have enabled opportunities to pursue sustainability-focused research at the UD College of Agriculture and Natural Resources’ Newark farm, greenhouses, and botanic gardens during the summer of 2021. CENFOODS seeks University of Delaware postdocs, graduate students, and/or undergraduate students to apply for research project funding from $500 to $5000 that addresses CENFOODS’ goals. Funded awardees are required to showcase their research to the donors during the project period. (CENFOODS will work with awardees on showcase details.)

To apply for a research project funding award, please submit the following materials electronically as a single PDF to cenfoods@udel.edu by May 1, 2021:

1) Research project proposal narrative including project period timeline (5-page maximum, including references)
a. Proposal must clearly show a link to CENFOODS’ goals.
b. Work must be conducted during the summer of 2021 at UD’s Newark farm, greenhouses, and/or botanic gardens.
2) Research project budget and justification
a. Projects can range from $500 to $5000.
b. Funding is only for research costs, not stipends/wages, travel, or computers.
3) Unofficial UD transcript of student applicant, if applicable
4) CV of student and/or postdoc applicant
5) Letter of support (cover email accompanying the single PDF is sufficient) from a research mentor (be it a postdoc or supportive faculty member) that illustrates
a. the potential for the applicant to conduct the research and
b. the willingness to support the project effort through mentorship, lab facilities, etc.

Research project awards will be announced by May 15, 2021.

UDairy Creamery Student Management Team: 2021-2022 Internships


The UDairy Creamery is seeking undergraduate students to serve as the Student Management Team for the Creamery for 2021-2022 school year. Information on these positions, including responsibilities and compensation, is found below. While schedules can vary, Interns will work at the Newark Creamery 5-10 hours per week for the first 6 weeks of the Fall 2021 semester (If the intern has not previously worked at the Creamery) and an additional 5-10 hours working on internship projects*. After training, interns will spend ~10 to 20 hours a week on projects, 3-4 of these hours must be completed at the Creamery.

Working during the summer of 2021 and Winter Session of 2022 is not required but is encouraged. All applicants will report directly to the Newark Management Team.

The Creamery Student Management Team as a whole is responsible for:
· Development: What’s next at the creamery? Products, marketing, events to attend, education etc.
· Knowledge: Representing the Creamery in a knowledgeable fashion. Becoming experts on our philosophy, mission statement, and partnerships.
· Goal setting: Creating goals for interns and employees. Maintaining employee spirit and passion for the Creamery mission.

Applications are due by April 30th, 2021. Applicants should submit the following materials electronically through Handshake:
(1) Application letter explaining interest and qualifications for the position sought
(2) Complete and up-to-date resume
(3) Copy of unofficial transcripts
(4) Two letters (or e-mails) of reference from individuals familiar with the applicant’s academic background, accomplishments, and suitability for a leadership and/or managerial position
Current interns may reapply by submitting (1) letter of interest and (2) copy of unofficial transcripts.

Food Science Intern- Ice Cream

The Food Science Ice Cream Intern is responsible for developing new ice cream flavors, perfecting current flavors and ensuring the student staff is trained properly to ensure the safest and highest quality product. This position works directly with Creamery Management to plan out ice cream flavors accordingly and order ingredients for test batches.
· Collect and create new ice cream flavors. Research and development different ice cream products or frozen desserts we may feature at the creamery
· Construct test batches and revise recipes based on feedback and research
· Ice cream and novelty product cost analysis
· Produce Nutritional Information for past and current flavors – learn Genesis to make nutritional labels as well as update any current records
· Create HACCP plan for ice cream production in current Creamery and for new plant (under construction)
· Assist with transitioning flavor releases in store and production as well as daily production schedules and inventory
· Train and observe production staff to address training needs for production efficiency
· Manage and help create the training, equipment maintenance and sanitation protocols for the Creamery
· Keep Flavor recipe guide updated and easy to read
Experience with Food science or food production is preferred. Most shifts are worked at Newark Creamery. Compensation is $12/hour.

Employee Training and Development Intern

The Human Resources Intern is responsible for employee training and retention for the Newark UDairy Creamery, Moo Mobile and Go Baby Go Café. This position works directly with Creamery management to ensure our team is producing the safest and best product possible and also providing the highest level of customer service. Our team is what makes the Creamery so special. It is this intern’s responsibility to ensure all of our team has the resources needed to be successful.

Duties include but are not limited to:
· Assist management in interviewing and hiring new employees
· Train new employees and student supervisors. Edit and complete training guides.
· Assist in developing Student supervisor training and orientation
· Create job descriptions
· Work one on one with new employees
· Develop, update and implement training guides, cleaning schedules, how to guides, etc.
· Edit employee handbook
· Work with management to conduct employee evaluations
· Conduct evaluations with employees
· Organize team bonding events
· Organize end of year formal
· Pursue employee feedback to make the creamery a better place!

Communication skills are a must. This intern MUST have prior experience working at the UDairy Creamery. Compensation is $12/hour.

Animal Behavior & Conservation Connections (ABCC) Internship Opportunity

Position: Internship, Level I: Bird/Animal Care

Location: Dover, DE
Qualification: Sophomore, Junior or Senior College Student
Start Date: February 14 to May 14, 2021
Application Deadline: February 12, 2021, 5 PM
Apply by submitting:
-Resume with two references
-Letter of interest
-Submit to Phung Luu at ptluu@msn.com with the subject line “ABCC Internship Spring 2021”

ABCC has internships at our facility in Dover, DE. The intern may work up to four days per week, four hours per day. Average 16 hours per week and may include weekends and holidays. A stipend is provided.
The successful intern will possess a passion for working with birds, be honest, organized, reliable and motivated to learn.
Must be able and willing to take instructions and implement program as directed. Be able to work indoors and outdoors. Be able to lift heavy buckets/feeds. Must be drugs and drama free.
The position requires hands-on animal care and husbandry. Responsibilities include learning and implementing diet preparation, feeding and general husbandry. The proven candidate will have opportunities to learn handling and training of birds. Employment available depending on performance.

About ABCC:
ABCC is a private organization with a mission to provide connections between animals and people through education and interaction via demonstration of natural behaviors. As a consequence of our programs we instill a sense of inspiration and conservation stewardship among visitors with whom we come in contact. We are able to do this by working with our animal partners using voluntary approaches to animal training and communication. Our birds include falcons, hawks, eagles, owls, macaws, conures, magpies, storks, vultues, and condors, to name a few. Our educational free-flight programs are featured at TV shows, schools, State Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, Universities and Zoos in the US.