Penn Vet has a Tech Research Lab full-time position opening. The laboratory and service is located on the lovely New Bolton Center campus, a large animal veterinary facility, in Kennett Square PA. This in an entry level position, that will provide amazing access to the comparative anatomy and pathology of a variety of animals include large/farm animals, small/companion animals, avian and exotics, as well a proving many interactions with students, interns/residents and professors at the veterinary school. It is a physically active job, but a perfect stepping stone to further training and a career in veterinary medicine, human medicine, or scientific research. Two of our former employees are currently enrolled in a PhD program in Bioinformatics, and the upcoming class at Penn Vet.
Location: Near Dover, DE
Position: Internship, Level I: Bird Care & Trainer, 20 hrs/week.
Qualification: Junior or Senior College Student
ABCC has an internship available May 30 to August 30, 2019. The position may work up to four days per week. Five hours per day. Average 20 hours per week. The position is based out of our facility near Dover, DE and may be required to participate in offsite events, weekends, holidays, and occasional evenings. Flexible schedule and ability to travel is preferred. The position requires hands-on animal care, husbandry, bird training, and public interaction.
The intern will possess a passion for working with birds and be motivated to learn. Education in animal behavior, wildlife education, biology, animal care or related experiences preferred. Preference given to junior or senior college students.
Responsibilities and qualities include:
-Honest, motivated, and reliable.
-Able and willing to take instructions and implement program as directed.
-Able to work independently or together in a team to achieve goals.
-Be comfortable working with birds.
-Be comfortable interacting with visitors.
-Be willing to learn handling and training of multiple bird species.
-Daily care, food prep, feeding, and cleaning of bird enclosures.
-Follow husbandry and training protocol as directed.
-Able to work indoors and outdoors.
-Able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
-Be willing and able to travel to offsite programs.
-Have a driver’s license and access to a vehicle.
-Must be drug and drama free.
-Other duties as assigned.
ABCC is a private organization with a mission to provide connections between animals and people through education and interaction via natural behaviors. As a consequence of the connections, we strive to 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 team includes falcons, vultures, owls, hawks, macaws, storks, hornbills and jays to name a few. Our educational free-flight programs are featured at schools, State Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, Universities, and Zoos in the US.
Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume, and three reference sources to Phung Luu, Director, ABCC at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject title “Internship 2019” by 5 PM, May 16th 2019. A short 30 seconds video specifying your interest is a plus. Position available until filled.
Date: Saturday, March 30
Time: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Brandywine Zoo Education Building Cost
A one-day conference for people aged 14-22 who know they would like to work with animals, but are not sure what direction to go in! Hear speakers from various animal careers, including zoo professionals, field researchers, veterinarians, wildlife rehabilitators, and more who will present on their work and career paths.
The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources will offer (3 to 4) students the opportunity for a hands-on learning experience working with live Blue Hens from the UD flock while getting paid! Student interns will gain hands-on care and handling experience with live Blue Hen chickens, display our UD Blue Hens at home football game tailgates, talk to the public about the birds and the importance of the poultry industry in the state of Delaware, and answer any questions. Additionally, interns will display the birds at Ag Day, and at 2 to 4 UD recruiting/alumni events throughout the year.
Interns will start by receiving training on the history and husbandry of the birds. Interns will then be responsible for the daily care of the birds for the summer and fall, up until the end of the UD home football season. This includes visiting the birds once per day, 2 to 3 times per week to provide feed, clean waterers, and check the temperatures and the overall well-being of the birds. Each visit should take 20 to 30 minutes; students will be paid a minimum of an hour for each visit. Start date is beginning of June 2019 to allow the birds and interns to become familiar with one another.
Interns will be trained on how to use the trailer and golf cart and/or four-wheeler to pull the display trailer to the six UD home football games in the Fan Zone in front of the stadium. Interns should be prepared to spend 1 to 2 hours per week during the summer learning about the care, management and history of the birds, while working with the birds to learn how to handle them and acclimate them to the environment for their fall appearances. Students must commit to working a minimum of 3.5 to 4 hours at each of the UD home games.
Interested students should e-mail Prof. Alphin at email@example.com or call (302) 831-0825.
The Animal Agriculture Alliance is currently accepting applications for summer 2019. Candidates should have a passion for agriculture, willingness to learn, and excellent oral and written communications skills. Interested candidates, please complete the online application form. The summer application deadline is December 15, 2018.
We offer paid internship positions throughout the year (1 position in spring, 2 in summer, 1 in fall). All positions are full-time (40 hours/week) and based in the Alliance’s office located in Arlington, VA near the Courthouse Metro Station.
Alliance interns assist with social media content production, research of key issues in animal agriculture, media monitoring, legislative tracking, developing reports and member resources and a variety of other projects along with supporting the Alliance team in executing projects like the annual Stakeholders Summit, College Aggies Online, trade show booths, marketing campaigns and more. Interns function as full-fledged members of the Alliance team and will be asked to contribute at a high level to help us achieve our mission of bridging the communication gap between farm and fork.
Dr. Brannick will be offering Applied Biomedical Communication ANFS 450/650 in Spring 2019. The course combines active learning experiences and brief lectures with a customized term project to help students develop individual written and oral communication skills for research, publication and careers in biomedical fields. The class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30-1:45 in 009 Townsend Hall. This course has been approved to fulfill the second writing requirement for ANS, PVAB, and FS majors. For additional information, please see the attached flyer or contact Dr. Brannick firstname.lastname@example.org.
This summer and fall, the University of Delaware’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources will offer 2-3 students the opportunity to get paid and obtain hands-on learning experience with live blue hens from the UD flock!
Students will be displaying our UD Blue Hens using our custom-built trailer, talk to the public about the birds, and answer questions. The student interns will receive training on the history and husbandry of the birds, and then will be responsible for the daily care of the birds for the summer and fall, up until the end of the UD home football games. Interns will be required to visit the chickens once per day, 2-3 times per week, to provide feed, clean waterers, check temperatures, and monitor the overall well-being of the birds. Each visit should take 20-30 minutes but students will be paid a minimum of an hour for each visit. Visits will begin on June 1, 2018 to allow the birds to become familiar with the students and allow students to get to know the birds. The interns will be trained on how to use the trailer and to use a golf cart to pull the display trailer to the six UD home football games in the Fan Zone in front of the stadium. There will be several other UD events that students can display the Blue Hens at such as an Alumni event in June, Ag Day, etc. to earn additional wages.
Students must be able to commit to working a minimum of three hours at each of the UD home games slated for:
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 Prof. Alphin at email@example.com or call (302) 831-0825.