Animal Sciences Career E-Letter

Happy 4 day week!

Week of January 17, 2011

Full-time Positions
1. Ag Assistant Position

2. Animal Agriculture Alliance Internship Program
3. 2011 IDEM Summer Internships
4. Pfizer Summer Student Worker Program

5. Fred Stout Experiences Award
6. CHS Foundation mini grants for student clubs
7. ANSC Industry Tour 2011 (ANSC 181)
8. Vet school interview coming up?

1. Ag Assistant Position

Historic Prophetstown
Swisher Road
Lafayette, IN

Position Title: Agricultural Assistant
Immediate supervisor: Melissa Brown
Salary/Hours: Starting $7.50/hour. Work up to 10/hour
Benefits: None

Position Responsibilities:

This position will require that the candidate remain flexible in working weekends, evening, and holidays, all special events, and assist in baling hay.

Send a current animal oriented resume with cover letter indicating your interest, motives, and strengths to:

Melissa Brown,
Manager of Agricultural Operations
Historic Prophetstown
Phone: 765-567-4700
Melissa at 765-479-0367

2. Animal Agriculture Alliance Internship Program

Title: Project Development Intern

The Alliance is seeking an individual with a strong interest in animal agriculture production and excellent communication skills to serve as a project development intern. Internships generally last 10 weeks and are offered in the spring, summer, and fall. Additional requirements include a strong command of Microsoft Office, the ability to multitask and a willingness to work as a team player. The ideal candidate would be a junior or senior‐level student pursuing a degree in agriculture.

Areas of work will include, but may not be limited to, writing, research, special project assignments and coordination, database management, conference participation, and utilizing social media to educate the public about agriculture. The Alliance’s office is located in Arlington, Virginia near the Courthouse Metro station.

The Alliance is a 501(c)(3) non‐profit organization that serves as a partnership of farmer, ranchers, companies and associations that have joined together to help consumers better understand the role animal agriculture plays in providing a safe, abundant food supply to the world. The Alliance’s mission is to communicate the important role of modern animal agriculture to our nation’s economy, productivity, vitality, and security and that animal well‐being is central to producing safe, high‐quality, affordable food and other products essential to our daily lives.

Compensation: Internship is paid, with course credit also available.

Send resume, three references and writing sample to:

Kay Johnson Smith, Executive Vice President
Phone: 703‐562‐5160
P.O. Box 9522 Arlington, VA 22209

3. 2011 IDEM Summer Internships

Our field work this summer will be in the West Fork White River Basin.

The 2011 Governor’s Public Service Summer Internship Program (GPSSIP) section of the Indiana State Personnel Department’s website is now available at:

There are 4 internships available in the Biological Studies Section and a total of 8 within the Water Assessment and Planning Branch, candidates would be responsible for assisting in sampling efforts within the target basin that could range from fish tissue collecting, fish community, macroinvertebrate community, periphyton studies, e. coli, water chemistry, etc. In addition you would be exposed to data management using our Assessment Information Management System. You might also gain experience in small engine and other equipment maintenance and repair.

The 2011 Governor’s Summer Internship program will be unpaid. Please contact your school’s career/internship office for guidelines on how to receive college credit for these opportunities.
The deadline to submit your resume is 5 p.m. Monday, February 28, 2011.

How do I apply?
Review the job descriptions below, making note of the job title of interest listed at the top of each page. For each internship you are interested in, please e-mail your resume and a writing sample (if requested in job description) to In the subject line of your e-mail, you will need to indicate the specific job title (i.e. Biological Studies Intern). You will need to do this for each internship that interests you. If you are interested in four internships, please send four e-mails.

Please pass on the info to all of the student chapters of relevant professional societies (e.g., American Fisheries Society, North American Benthological Society, Wildlife Society, Society of Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry), active college teachers that you know that may have students looking for jobs, your alma mater’s job placement office, and anywhere else you can think of where qualified candidates might exist. Thank you.

Todd E. Davis
Environmental Manager
Indiana Dept. of Env. Mgmt.
Office of Water Quality
Assessment Branch
Biological Studies Section
100 N. Senate Ave.
MC65-40-2 Shadeland
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2251

4. Pfizer Summer Student Worker Program

Applicants must go through this online portal in order to apply.

5. Fred Stout Experience Awards

The Friends of Fred Stout Experience Committee would like to make you aware of 2 unique summer experiences available for those interested in working Jersey cattle.

The link below will provide more details.

The Jersey breed is rapidly growing in popularity for their efficiencies and profitability. One experience is available to work with the marketing/merchandising of Jersey cows and the other is an on farm experience at a host herd the winner will be matched with (the potential host herd list ranges in herd size and location with some even specializing in on farm processing).

As a past on farm experience winner, I can tell you that the opportunity to learn by doing proved to be extremely valuable to my career in the dairy industry. The recipient does not have to have previous Jersey specific experiences, but does need to exhibit interest in learning more about the breed.

Please feel free to email or phone with additional questions or comments.

Tara Bohnert
Friends of Fred Stout Experience Committee

6. CHS Foundation mini grants for student clubs

The mini-grants program offers $1,000 per academic semester to campus-sanctioned clubs/organizations with an agricultural-related focus.

More information can be found on their website.

7. ANSC Industry Tour 2011 (ANSC 181)

Great networking opportunity to network with animal sciences alumni!
February 11-12, 2011
Sign up deadline: January 31 (spots are limited!)
Cost is $25
We will visit places like the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, Kuehnert Dairy Farm, CFK Equine Hospital and more!
Questions? Contact Kristin ( or Kelli (

8. Vet school interview coming up?

The following website is a good resource for practicing vet school interview questions.

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