Animal Sciences Career E-Letter

Week of March 21, 2011

Full-time Opportunities
1. Angus Job Openings

Internships/Summer Opportunities
2. ANSC Animal Caretaker
3. Smithfield Foods Internships
4. Kentucky Equine Management Internship
5. Natural Valley Ranch Equine Assistants
6. Ron Brown Sheep Farm
7. Fort Worth Zoo Conservation Expedition

8. Virginia Tech Equine Sciences Program
9. ANSC 102 Teaching Assistants
11. Purdue Student Bloggers, for pay!

1. Angus Job Openings

Angus Productions Inc. (API), and the American Angus Association have two job openings. API is searching for an Associate/Senior Associate Editor and the Angus Foundation is searching for a Marketing and Public Relations Assistant. For more information on these positions, please visit the API Virtual Library at .

2. ANSC animal care taker

I am looking for help this summer in the animal house.

Must be able to work most weekends. 20-35 hours per week.

Main duties is animal caretaker. Changing mice cages, doing daily chores for pigs, sheep and poultry. Flexible hours in relaxed environment.

Send resume to

Possible hours immediately after hire.

Jason Fields

3. Smithfield Foods internships

Internships: Internships are for rising juniors and seniors. Pay $11/hour for a 12-week program. Our internships are project-based. Though they get the day-to-day experience of working for Smithfield, they also have the opportunity to work on a project and are able to present their project to the Executive team at the end of the summer.

We do not offer housing assistance.
Anna Bondurant
111 Commerce Street ~ Smithfield, VA 23430
Office: 757.365.3520
Fax: 757.357.1369

4. Kentucky Equine Management Internship

The Kentucky Equine Management Internship (KEMI) program is now accepting applications for our Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 internship program

The KEMI program ( offers internship sessions twice each year to college students who are interested in gaining more hands-on experience with horses and who are looking for careers in the horse industry.

During the 22 week internship, interns live and work on Central Kentucky Thoroughbred horse farms. Housing and an hourly stipend are provided to the interns.

The Fall session (July-December) lasts for 22 weeks and interns work with sales weanlings, yearlings and broodmares and some interns with exceptional riding skills will assist in the breaking and early training of yearlings. The upcoming Fall 2011 session begins on July 11, 2011 and ends on December 9, 2011. In addition to the hands-on work with the horses, the interns attend weekly educational seminars and are given multiple opportunities to network with industry professionals.

Our Spring session (January-June) also lasts for 22 weeks and interns learn all about equine reproduction by working with broodmares and foals. These interns also attend weekly seminars and also are provided with networking opportunites.

Applications for Fall 2011 must be postmarked by April 30, 2011 and applications for Spring 2012 must be postmarked by October 31, 2011.

More information about the KEMI program can be found on the attached brochure or on the KEMI website ( You can also follow KEMI on Facebook--just search for "Kentucky Equine Management Internship".

Please feel free to forward this email to any of your students or anyone you feel might be interested. If you have any questions, please let us know!

Leslie Janecka
Kentucky Equine Management Internship
P.O. Box 910628
Lexington, KY 40591
Phone: 859-277-2512
Fax: 859-277-2753

5. Natural Valley Ranch Equine Assistants

Natural Valley Ranch
6310 E. Co. Rd. 350 N.
Brownsburg, IN 46112
Home/Office: 317 852-6615

Offering two (2) Equine Assistant openings for summer.

Natural Valley Ranch is a full service equine as well as public trail riding facility located in Hendricks County. We have horses available for one or two hour guided rides on approximately 70 acres along the banks of White Lick Creek.

In addition to trail riding we also offer lessons, training, boarding, horse camp, special events and a new therapeutic riding program.

Equine Assistants will be offered housing and boarding for one horse. A qualified applicant may receive half the lesson fee, a portion of tips if offer for trail rides and stipend for camp assistance.

Duties will include most chores associated with horses such as feeding, stall cleaning, fence repairs, etc. There are a wide variety of animals in addition to horses that will also require care and maintenance.

The success candidate will have intermediate riding experience, care and maintenance knowledge as well as communication and people skills. Serving as an instructor in a lesson program, a plus.

Interested parties should email cover letter, resume and references to

6. Ron Brown Sheep Farm

(not a club lamb operation)

He is willing work with students for a weekend or week or month or summer.

Duties include:
Round the clock lambing, castration, tagging, feeding chores, daily health care.

Real sheep production, using intensive grazing, fencing & building.

Paid hourly rate and
Possibility for credit –1) environmental program, 2) intensive grazing- low fertility for grass or 3) struggle with Reparatory pneumonia and or other health program (see Barry Delks)

130 ewes on 50 acres
Lamb season - June - July
Wabash County ( near Silver Lake)

Ron Brown
260 578 0357 or 574 893 4317 ( home)
12882 North 700 West
Silver Lake IN 46982

+ Small poultry operation.

7. Fort Worth Zoo Conservation Expedition

June 2-10, 2011
Cost: $1280

Five to seven participants with the leader and assistant

The Fort Worth Zoo is seeking participants to provide support for an Anegada iguana conservation project. All participants will play a direct role in conservation research and gain valuable skills in field methods.

For more information, please contact Kelly Bradley, Conservation Biologist, Fort Worth Zoo at or 817-759-7173.

8. Virginia Tech Equine Science Program

We are currently accepting applicants for the Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 Equine Science experiential learning program at Virginia Tech. This unique, immersive program combines practical horse management and industry networking with research opportunities and advanced coursework in equine science.

Please share the following link with your students:

Applications are due April 15.

All the best,
Rebecca K. Splan
Associate Professor, Equine Science
Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences
Virginia Tech MARE Center
5527 Sullivans Mill Road
Middleburg VA 20117
Ph: 540-687-3521 ext 26
Fx: 540-687-5362
Cell: 540-392-8374

9. ANSC 102 Teaching Assistant

ANSC Students: We are the instructors and now planning for Animal Sciences 10200, Introduction to Animal Agriculture, in the fall. We need five teaching assistants who have positive attitudes, the desire to give first-semester freshmen encouragement, and ideally enjoyed 10200 themselves. It is necessary to schedule a two-hour block of time (7:30, 9:30, 11:30, 1:30, or 3:30) on Fridays and have the interest and time management skills to work part time (4-8 hours) work per week.

Students must be academically strong, have a comfort with a wide variety of species, and be willing to work as a team to welcome these approximately 200 freshmen. If you are interested, please send your letter of application and a current resume to or drop them off with Dawn Gulik in Poultry 112 before March 25. We would like to finalize these positions before you register for your fall classes.

Let us know ASAP and for sure by Friday the 25th about your availability and interest in helping this fall in 10200. Thanks,

Jolena N. Waddell, Ph.D.
Department of Animal Sciences
Purdue University
205 Poultry Bldg.
125 South Russell Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Mark Russell, Ph.D.
Department of Animal Sciences
125 South Russell Street, #111
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907


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11. Purdue Student Bloggers, for pay!

Are you an amazing, undiscovered student blogger?

The Office of Admissions is seeking students interested in making an extra $20 per week by blogging about life at Purdue!

Student bloggers must:
Have a current blog and the time to blog up to two hours per week

Send a link to your current blog and a paragraph describing why prospective students will want to read your Purdue blog.

Submissions by March 18th to Cathy Heinz at
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