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We're accepting applications for our 2019 Summer Internship Program!

Animal Health Summer Internship Program

Position Description 

Type: Full-time, Term position (Summer) 

Location: Lowville, New York 

Responsibilities and Accountability 

  • This position involves working in the field on commercial dairies, in outdoor working conditions. 
  • Support the efforts of Consultant Assistants (CA) and Research Project Managers (RPM), including prosection of carcasses for digital necropsies, making deliveries, and assistance on research trials. 
  • Animal health tasks, such as administration of injections and sample collection to dairy cattle. 
  • Recording and monitoring data for routine on-farm activities, including the milking and feeding routines. 
  • Project-based work when in the office, potentially including working with large datasets and performance of analytic procedures. 
  • Assist consultants with daily monitoring of health and performance at client dairies. 
  • Work alongside other personnel, as needed. 

Opportunities for Training 

  • Research project design and trial implementation. 
  • Prosection of dairy cattle for digital necropsies. 
  • Improved understanding of dairy health, reproduction and production. 
  • Training in other areas as needed by Dairy Health Consultants 
  • Project-based work in the office includes learning opportunities. 

Experience, Education and Other Requirements 

  • Undergraduate Animal Science, Veterinary or Animal Health Technology student (however, recent graduate AHTs and others will be considered). 
  • Interest in and experience working with dairy cattle. 
  • Experience with computer software in a Windows environment, including Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, is an asset, but not required. 
  • Experience with relational databases (MS Access, SQL Server, etc.) and business intelligence/analytics software is not required but beneficial. 
  • Spanish language skills are an asset. 
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and occasional weekend days. 
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and willingness to drive short-to-medium distances. 

Terms of Employment 

  • Full time, summer term position. 
  • Work vehicle (or mileage reimbursement) and equipment is provided. 
  • Hours of work are generally 8 hour days Monday through Friday, but occasional weekend work or hours outside of normal business hours may be scheduled in advance. 

If interested, send resume and cover letter to