UDairy Cheesemaking Internships

UDairy Creamery Cheesemaking Internships –Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 Internships
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
APPLICATION DEADLINE – August 30th, 2019

The UDairy Creamery is seeking 2-4 undergraduate students to serve as cheesemaking interns in the new Genaurdi Food Innovation Lab (GFIL) for the Creamery for the fall and spring semesters.

Interns must work 2 shifts per week, of at least 4 hours per shift during GFIL production days (Monday through Thursday).

The Cheesemaking interns assist with the development and production of UDairy Creamery Cheese at the Genaurdi Food Innovation Lab. The interns also play an integral hands-on role in developing the cheese flavors for resale by the UDairy Creamery as well as the cleaning and sanitizing of the equipment and facility. Depending on hours available, different tasks may be available including assisting in the QA lab. This position works directly with Creamery Management to plan out production timelines, plans, ingredients and batches. All interns will

  • Assist in cheesemaking and fill out make-sheets
  • Assist in keeping daily records up to date
  • Observe and help maintain the Food Safety Plan including Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs)
  • Assist with Food safety testing
  • Assist in developing recipes and test batches for signature cheese under the UDairy Creamery name
  • Assist with training other UDairy staff to work safely in cheese production area and/or QA testing Lab
  • Be able to work independently and complete assigned tasks within timelines needed as may be required by regulatory authorities
  • Heavy lifting, standing for long periods and strenuous movement should be anticipated

Experience with food science or food production is preferred. Compensation is $14/hour. Academic credit in lieu of pay can be arranged. Please make note if credit is desired when applying.

Applications are due by August 30th, 2019. Applicants should submit the following materials electronically to Melinda Shaw, Creamery Director, at mlit@udel.edu:
(1) Application letter explaining interest and qualifications for the position sought. Please include which semester you are applying for.
(2) Complete and up-to-date resume
(3) Class schedule for semester applying for
(4) Dates and times you will be available for interviews the week of September 2nd.

Current interns may reapply for following semesters by submitting (1) letter of interest and (2) course calendar for semester they are applying.

R & D Intern with Romer Labs, Inc.

The R&D Intern will be responsible for preparing samples, conducting analytical testing, and general microbiological lab support in the Research & Development department at Romer Labs, Inc. in Newark, Delaware. Responsibilities will include microbiological media preparation (liquid broth, agar plates), growing and enumerating bacterial cultures, serological and biochemical identification of bacterial cultures, executing bacterial enrichment and detection procedures in experiments involving various food-related matrices, data collection and input into a computer database, data analysis, and maintaining laboratory notebooks and other documentation as well as general laboratory maintenance.

Job Duties:

• Safe and sterile handling of Biological Safety Level 2 bacteria (e.g. Salmonella, Listeria). Training will be provided.
• Prepare samples for external and internal customers.
• Maintain lab inventory of raw materials and work-in-progress materials for use in testing.
• Verify scales or other laboratory analytical equipment and maintain documentation.
• Conduct analytical tests using various antibody and molecular-based techniques.
• Provide back-up support for R&D labs.
• Maintain file documentation for incoming and outgoing shipments, batch sheets and testing logs. Procure substrate materials as well as other necessary items for the maintenance and functioning of the laboratories.
• Maintain a clean working area and assist with sanitation and maintenance of R&D laboratory and storage areas.
• Perform other duties or special projects as needed.

Job Requirements:

• High School Diploma or GED.
• Strong communication, interpersonal skills and general knowledge in MS Office and Lotus Notes.
• Currently enrolled in Undergraduate studies with Major in Food, Biological and/or Chemical Sciences. Some Microbiology lab experience preferred.

If interested contact:
Elissa Coleman
302-781-6386
Elissa.coleman@romerlabs.com

R & D Intern Position with Romer Labs, Inc.

The R&D Intern will be responsible for preparing samples, conducting analytical testing, and general microbiological lab support in the Research & Development department at Romer Labs, Inc.  in Newark, Delaware.  Responsibilities will include microbiological media preparation (liquid broth, agar plates), growing and enumerating bacterial cultures, serological and biochemical identification of bacterial cultures, executing bacterial enrichment and detection procedures in experiments involving various food-related matrices, data collection and input into a computer database, data analysis, and maintaining laboratory notebooks and other documentation as well as general laboratory maintenance.

Job Duties:

  • Safe and sterile handling of Biological Safety Level 2 bacteria (e.g. Salmonella, Listeria). Training will be provided.
  • Prepare samples for external and internal customers.
  • Maintain lab inventory of raw materials and work-in-progress materials for use in testing.
  • Verify scales or other laboratory analytical equipment and maintain documentation.
  • Conduct analytical tests using various antibody and molecular-based techniques.
  • Provide back-up support for R&D labs.
  • Maintain file documentation for incoming and outgoing shipments, batch sheets and testing logs. Procure substrate materials as well as other necessary items for the maintenance and functioning of the laboratories.
  • Maintain a clean working area and assist with sanitation and maintenance of R&D laboratory and storage areas.
  • Perform other duties or special projects as needed.

Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal skills and general knowledge in MS Office and Lotus Notes.
  • Currently enrolled in Undergraduate studies with Major in Food, Biological and/or Chemical Sciences. Some Microbiology lab experience preferred.

If interested contact:
Elissa Coleman
302-781-6386
Elissa.coleman@romerlabs.com

Walt Disney World Agricultural Sciences Internships

 

 

 

 

 

The Agricultural Sciences team at Walt Disney World in Orlando is looking for undergraduate college students and recent graduates who have received their Bachelors’ degree within 6 months of our internships’ start dates to participate in our fun and challenging six-month hands-on internship in several different agricultural and science education fields including Plant Science, Entomology, Biotechnology, and Aquaculture.

We are currently looking for students to fill internships for the Fall 2019 term (June 2019 – January 2020).  Desired majors include but are not limited to:  Ag. Communication, Ag. Education, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Agronomy, Aquaculture, Aquatic Biology, Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Crop Science, Biological and Biosystems/Agricultural Engineering, Entomology, Environmental Horticulture, Fisheries, Food Science, Horticulture, Landscape Design, Marine Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Ornamental Horticulture, and Plant Science.

Check out this video that the Walt Disney Company created about one of our plant science interns, which features her love for agriculture and why she chose to do the internship. https://www.facebook.com/DisneyWorldCommunity/videos/2336870386546562/?t=74

Interested students should apply online, http://www.disneyinterns.com/science,  and should attach their cover letter, resume and school transcript to their application. Click on “Enter Job Title or Keywords” then do a keyword search for “Agricultural Sciences” to view internship postings about the Plant Science, Entomology, Biotechnology, and Aquaculture internship positions along with many other science related internship openings.  Selected students will be interviewed via phone to further discuss the internship.

If you have any questions with accessing the site, please email us directly at WDW.EPCOT.Science.Internship@disney.com.

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

Winter Term Job Shadow Program

Participate in UD’s Winter Term Job Shadow Program to gain invaluable experience over winter session!

The job shadowing program allows students to learn more about various professions, receive career-related advice, and reflect on the ways in which your education can prepare you for life after college. Job shadowing may include workplace tours, meeting with key members of an organization, and involvement in daily workplace activities. The job shadowing experience will last for a minimum of six hours during one business day and can be extended to two business days if mutually agreed upon. Shadowing experiences are not paid.

Shadow these Agriculture Professionals Over Winter Session: 

Sustainability – University of Delaware | Newark, DE | Apply here by 11/8: https://udel.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1060425/share_preview

Energy Trading – Constellation | Baltimore, MD | Apply here by 11/8: https://udel.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1080859/share_preview

Food Science R & D – Lassonde Pappas | Carneys Point, NJ | Apply here by 11/8: https://udel.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1090092/share_preview

Students must submit resumes and letters of interest between Wednesday, October 25, 2017 – Wednesday, November 8, 2017 through Handshake. Students will be notified of matches and provided with the contact information of their hosts by Wednesday, November 16, 2017.

Any questions can be directed to Ryan Fuller at Rfuller@udel.edu