Animal Sciences Career E-Letter

March 31, 2014

From the Desk of Barry Delks
Animal Sciences Careers Website
All Current Full-Time Positions
All Current Internship Positions
College of Ag Interview Opportunities
Employers by Concentration/Species
All-Campus Career Information

1. Roy A. Wallace Beef Improvement Federation Memorial Scholarship

Career Fairs

Full-time Positions
1. Meat Lab Manager

Part-time Positions
1. Summer Pet Care Technician

Internships/Summer Work
1. Animalia Summer Internship Program
2. Columbia Park Zoo Fall Internships
3. Maymester and/or Summer Research Opportunity

Study Abroad/ Travel Opportunities

Club Callouts

Leadership Development
1. Animal Sciences Mentor Program



1. Roy A. Wallace Beef Improvement Federation Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honor the life and career of Roy A. Wallace. Mr. Wallace worked for Select Sires for 40 years, serving as VP of beef programs and devoted his life to beef cattle improvement. He became involved with BIG in its infancy and was the only person to attend each of the first 40 BIF conventions. He loved what BIF stood for- an organization that brings together purebred and commercial cattle breeders, academia, and breed associations- all committed to improving beef cattle. Wallace was honored with both the BIF Pioneer Award and BIF Continuing Service Award and co-authored the BIF 25-year history Ideas into Action. This scholarship was established to encourage young men and women interested in beef cattle improvement to pursue those interests as Mr. Wallace did, with dedication and passion.


Two scholarships will be offered in the amount of $1,250 each

To apply, view the application form online at:

Full-time Positions

1. Meat Lab Manager

Responsibilities include:


Salary: commensurate with qualifications

Application Deadline: April 30, 2014 or until position is filled

To apply, email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references with addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers to:
Dr. Jason M Scheffler
Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences
Virginia Tech

Part-time Positions

1. Summer Pet Care Technician

Responsibilities: Walking dogs, controlling behavior in daycare rooms, care and feeding of boarding dogs, and cleaning

Hours: Weekends and Evenings

To apply, send both your resume and the completed application (Word doc) to:
Holly N. Mayoras
Manager, CAPCT

For more information about the business, visit:

Internships/ Summer Work

1. Animalia Summer Internship Program

Internships with Animalia offer college/university students experience in animal care, behavior, handling, and education. Working with Animalia's staff Zoologist and Behaviorist, Interns will provide basic animal husbandry including feeding, cleaning, enrichment, and record keeping as well as wildlife rehabilitation. Interns have the opportunity to develop or further skills in public speaking and interaction while engaging a diverse audience in Animalia's Education Outreach Programs. Interns will be trained how to handle a variety of animals (reptiles, birds, mammals, amphibians, invertebrates) for education presentations. Animalia internships may also include experience in animal training, behavior, socialization, enclosure design, and medical care.

Application Requirements:

All application materials should be sent as a packet to:
7993 N. US 52
Thorntown, IN 46071

Application Deadline for Summer Session (May-August): April 5th

Selection Process: Upon receipt of the completed Application Packet, candidates will be contacted for interview arrangements. During the interview, information will be gathered pertaining to experience, career interests, education, starting and ending dates, shirt size, and will review an Intern Job Description. Upon selection, candidates will receive an Internship Acceptance Letter from the Executive Director. Interns must contact ANIMALIA to accept or decline the Internship offer.

Questions? Contact: or visit

2. Columbian Park Zoo Fall Internships

Application Deadline: April 3, 2014 by 5:00 PM

Positions: Animal Care, Zoo Education or Zoo Marketing/PR

Animal Care, Zoo Education:
Assist zoo staff and gain experience in a number of areas, including classroom instruction, youth program coordination, lesson planning, public speaking and visitor engagement, and animal handling and outreach opportunities.

Animal Care Internships
Help provide an opportunity for students to gain practical experience by specializing in a number of areas, including general exotic animal care, Australia/Americas, Family Farm, and more.

Requirements for either position:

For more information about either of these positions and to view application materials, visit:

3. Maymester and/or Summer Research Opportunity

An intern is needed for research starting in May for research involving rabbits. A West Lafayette company committed to the development of innovative medical technologies is currently accepting applications.



To apply, send a resume and cover letter to: and copy

Leadership Development

1. Animal Sciences Mentor Program

Animal Science Mentors assist incoming students in their transition from High School to College by helping incoming freshmen and transfer students improve their academic skills and by having social activities to enhance interactions with other freshmen and upperclassmen in an informal and fun environment.


To apply, submit a one page cover letter describing why you want to be a mentor and discussing your study strategies along with a resume highlighting your relevant skills to:
Poultry Buiding, Room 112

Application Deadline: April 4th by 5:00 PM

Important Dates:

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