Paid Internship Working with Real Blue Hens

This summer, the University of Delaware’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources will offer (2 – 3) students the opportunity to get a paid, hands-on learning experience with live blue hens from the UD flock!

These students will work with the birds on the UD farm starting in the summer in order to be ready to have the birds on display and educate the public on blue hens at six UD home football games in the fall at the President’s tent.

Students must be able to commit to working a minimum of three hours at each of the UD home games slated for:

Thursday, August 31;
Saturday, September 16;
Saturday, September 30;
Saturday, October 14;
Saturday, October 21; and
Saturday, November 11.

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

Wagsworth Manor Pet Resort – Employment Opportunities

Wagsworth Manor Pet Resort, located in Malvern, PA, is seeking high energy, animal-loving professionals to join our team for both part time, full time, and seasonal positions. We are the area’s premier pet care facility and provide “A luxury retreat for the furry elite” through our high quality Pet Boarding, Dog Daycare, Pet Grooming, and Dog Training services. Our culture is one of high standards, professionalism, and an unrelenting commitment to providing the best experience for our guests.

We are seeking team players to join our exceptional staff in positions such as:

  • Front Desk Customer Service
  • Caretaker for dogs and cats
  • Day Camp Monitor

Experience Required:
Experience not required as on-the-job training will be provided, but MUST love animals, have a positive attitude, and be able to work weekends and holidays.

Additional applicant requirements:

  • Hardworking & dependable
  • Responsible
  • Team oriented
  • Warm & friendly
  • Professional
  • Eagerness to learn
  • Able to maintain a clean and safe environment for our guests
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs (for some positions)

Compensation:
Varies depending on position and experience

How to apply:
Interested applicants must email your resume to chelsea.h@wagsworthmanor.com. Emails without a resume will not be considered.

Location:  Wagsworth Manor Pet Resort – 27 Spring Mill Dr., Malvern, PA 19355

2017 Tour of the Poultry Industry

April 21, 2017 
7:30 am -5:00 pm Leaving from Townsend Hall

This is an opportunity to learn about the poultry industry and how broilers (chickens) are raised for meat. The tour will visit:

  • Perdue Farms hatchery (hatching over one million chicks per week)
  • Broiler farm (chance to visit the birds in a broiler house)
  • Broiler processing plant (learn about food safety)

You will also have the chance to meet with Perdue Human Resource personnel and recent UD alumni working at Perdue to learn about internships, full time positions and their scholarship program over lunch that is provided.

The vans or bus will leave the Townsend Hall parking lot at 7:30 am and will return around 5:00 pm. To sign up for this tour or if you have questions, please contact Prof. Alphin at 831-0825 or ralphin@udel.edu

Winter 2018 Study Abroad- New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND

Study Abroad January 2018

Interest  Meeting March 1,   4:30 room 049 TNS Hall

Study beef cattle, sheep, and dairy cattle, horses and sustainable farm management, and current issues facing agriculture and the environment.  New Zealand is a spectacular country full of beautiful scenery, friendly people and innovative farmers. New Zealand is also one of the most agriculturally diverse and efficient countries in the world. Students will also enjoy the natural beauty and animals (domestic and wild) of the Canterbury Plains, Southern Alps, glaciers, mountain lakes, and temperate rain forest.

Based at Lincoln University on the South Island of New Zealand, just outside of the city of Christchurch on the Canterbury Plains, you’ll meet farmers, entrepreneurs and agricultural professionals as you study current issues facing the agricultural industry and pastoral livestock production. In addition you will learn about the history and settlement of New Zealand, one of the younger countries of the world and Maori culture (the native Pacific Islanders of New Zealand) through excursions to historic stations, modern farms, the Canterbury Museum, and The International Antarctic Centre.

If you can’t attend and want to be included in our interest group on Sakai – email Dr. Griffiths: lesa@udel.edu

Internship at Select Breeders Service – Located in Chesapeake City, MD.

The intern will assist our on farm veterinarian, Dr. David Scofield, with mare care, on farm breeding, embryo flushes and transfers, management of the recipient mare herd and local veterinary calls. In addition the intern will also participate in foal watching duties, assist at foalings and with neonatal care. Although the intern will be primarily based at our Select Breeders Veterinary Services division, there will be some opportunity to assist technicians at our main facility with stallion collections and semen processing.

We have two internship positions available:
Spring Internship: http://www.selectbreeders.com/employment/10-undergraduate-breeding-internship-spring
Summer Internship: http://www.selectbreeders.com/employment/11-undergraduate-breeding-internship-summer

Applications for the Spring internship are coming to a close, but there is still time to submit a resume, and the Summer Internship is now open for applications.

Animal Behavior & Conservation Connections: Two Positions Available

Organization: Animal Behavior & Conservation Connections (ABCC)
Location: Near Dover, DE
Position: Internship, Bird Care. Un-paid.
ABCC has summer internship position available from May 26 to August 15, 2016. The position will participate in animal care and husbandry with a focus on a diverse collection of avian species.
The position will fulfill a four day work week. Up to 28 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. The intern will have an opportunity to learn foundation to animal care, bird training, free-flight training and public interaction.

The successful intern should possess high motivation for learning and working with birds.
Course work in animal behavior, wildlife education, animal care or related studies 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.
-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 include but not limited to falcons, vultures, owls, hawks, macaws, cranes, 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 two reference sources to Phung Luu,Director, ABCC at ptluu@msn.com with the subject title “Summer Internship 2016” by 5 PM, April 15th 2016.

Organization: Animal Behavior & Conservation Connections (ABCC)
Location: Near Dover, DE
Position: Part-time Bird Care, Trainer & Educator, 10 hrs-30 hrs/week.
ABCC has a part-time position available April 15, 2016. The position may work up to five days per week. Five hours per day. Average 25 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, free-flight training and public interaction/presentation.

The successful candidate will possess a passion for working with birds and be motivated to learn. Experience with animal behavior, wildlife education, animal care or related experiences preferred. Training will be provided. Preference given to graduates or graduating seniors.

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 and speaking with visitors.
-Be willing to learn and reach competency in 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 include but not limited to falcons, vultures, owls, hawks, macaws, cranes, 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 “Part-time 2016” by 5 PM, April 5th 2016. A short 30 seconds video specifying your interest is a plus. Position available until filled.