Penn Vet Tech Research Lab Position

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.

For more information please visit: https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/46719

Animal Behavior & Conservation Connections (ABCC) Summer Internship

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 ptluu@msn.com 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.

Animal Careers Young Adult Conference

Date: Saturday, March 30
Time: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Brandywine Zoo Education Building
Cost
Members: $25
Non-members: $30

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.

Deadline to register is March 27th

 

 

 

Paid internship working with real Blue Hens

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 ralphin@udel.edu or call (302) 831-0825.

 

 

Summer Internship Opportunity with Animal Ag Alliance

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 formThe 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.

To learn more about the Alliance, visit https://www.animalagalliance.org???. 

Spring 2019 Course- Applied Biomedical Communication

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 brannick@udel.edu.

Biomedical Communication Undergrad-Grad Flyer-Spring 2019

Paid Internship Working with Real Blue Hens

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:

 

Date Opponent Location Start Time
Thursday, 8/30 Rhode Island Delaware Stadium 7:00 pm
Saturday, 9/8 Lafayette Delaware Stadium 3:30 pm
Saturday, 9/15 Cornell Delaware Stadium 3:30 pm
Saturday, 10/13 Elon Delaware Stadium 3:30 pm
Saturday, 10/27 Towson Delaware Stadium 3:30 pm
Saturday, 11/17 Villanova Delaware Stadium 12:00 pm

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 ralphin@udel.edu or call (302) 831-0825.

ANFS 111 TA Positions Available

This post is in regards to those interested in becoming a teaching assistant for the ANFS 111 – Introduction to Animal and Food Science Laboratory.

The lab takes place every Wednesday in the Fall semester and TA’s are required to have the hours from 1-4pm available.

Please return the application form via hard copy to Mrs. Hougentogler’s office (042 to Townsend Hall) where you may slide it under the door if she is not here, OR electronically to Nemeclm@udel.edu.

The application deadline is Friday, May 4th – NO EXCEPTIONS

Final decisions will be made by Reading Day, May 16th.

Animal and Food Science Undergraduate TA Application

Cherry Grove Farm Summer Internship

Cherry Grove Farm is currently hiring for a summer internship starting in May or June 2018 (length of internship negotiable) to work with a small dairy herd in central New Jersey.  Previous dairy experience not required, training will be provided.  A weekly stipend, shared-housing and farm store discount are part of the compensation.

To learn more about the internship visit:
http://www.cherrygrovefarm.com/dairy-farm-apprentice-at-grass-based-sustainable-creamery/
To apply: Please send resume, references, dates available, and cover letter to our Farm Production Manager, Andrew Insua at andrewi.cgf@gmail.com

Cherry Grove Farm is a small, diversified dairy farm and creamery situated on about 400 acres of woodland, wetland and pasture in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, making award-winning farmstead cheeses from our grass-fed raw cows’ milk. Our cheeses are made in small batches and aged on the farm, with attention paid to the craft of artisanal cheesemaking.

Our dairy cows are a mixed group of Jersey, Milking Shorthorn, Friesian, Red Ayreshire, Dutch Belted and Normande cows. We practice intensive rotational grazing, moving the animals daily to keep the pasture healthy. We also raise a small number of whey-fed pigs, lambs, chickens and grass-fed beef.

To learn more about the farm visit: http://www.cherrygrovefarm.com/

 

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