This internship is a 12-month position in dairy science or animal science. The goal of this program is to improve technical skills and knowledge of dairy farm management. The valuable on-farm experience and dairy management skills acquired through this internship makes it an ideal transition between college and a career in the dairy industry.
This internship is a 12-month position in soil and water conservation. The goal of this program is to improve technical skills, knowledge of the operations of a dairy farm, and gain hands-on research experience in nutrient management and water quality projects. The field and laboratory responsibilities, in combination with experience working on a medium-sized commercial dairy farm, make this position ideal for those who have recently finished a 4-yr degree and are considering future career options.
- Must have good communication skills and interact cooperatively with coworkers
- Flexibility to adjust to changing priorities of a research institute
- Ability to multi-task while maintaining a high attention to detail
- Must be self-motived with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
- Must be able to work flexible hours, including occasional evening and weekend hours
- BS degree in agronomy, plant/soil sciences, environmental sciences or related field is preferred.
- Maintenance of monitoring and sampling equipment at research field sites
- Collection, preparation and laboratory analysis of water and soil samples
- Ability to closely adhere to field and lab standard operating procedures
- Ability and willingness to work in the field in adverse weather conditions.
- Ability to lift up to 40 lbs and perform field sampling activities such as digging soil pits
- Data entry and summarization using software programs such as Microsoft Excel
- Additional duties as assigned by the Nutrient Management Researcher and Director of Research
The position is offered at a competitive salary rate for an internship + a single room + cafeteria meals when cafeteria is open.
Additional benefits are also offered:
- Health Insurance - > 2 months
- Cafeteria/Flexible Spending Plan - > 2 months
- 403(b) – self-funded
- Life Insurance - > 6 months
- Clothing Allowance - $250 per year
- Travel expenses to attend scientific meeting
For more information or to apply, email Nutrient Management Research Scientist Laura Klaiber at email@example.com or call 518-846-7121, ext. 113.
This internship is a 12-month position for four-year graduates in equine studies. The goal of this program is to improve technical skills and knowledge of equine management to better prepare the intern for a career in the horse industry. Miner Institute is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with federal and state law, all applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, disability, military status, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by law.
The work experience for Agricultural Research students will include learning research techniques and processes in a variety of areas including nutrient management, dairy cattle nutrition, agronomy, reproductive physiology of dairy cattle and horses, and dairy cattle behavior. Forage quality assessment procedures will be taught in Miner Institute’s Forage Laboratory. Students may also gain work experience in the dairy research facility: feeding cows for individual feed intakes, measuring in situ digestibilities in ruminally cannulated cows, milk sampling, urine/fecal sampling, blood sampling, and assessing dairy cattle behavior.
The emphasis of this program is the management of a commercial equine facility and improved horse handling and training skills. Students will learn ground training techniques including halter breaking, lungeing, longlining, and ground driving. The versatility of the Morgan and varied ages and abilities of horses at Miner Institute allow for students to experience many different disciplines to varying degrees: saddleseat, huntseat, dressage, western pleasure and driving. Students become proficient at stallion handling, semen collection, and processing as well as broodmare management.
Work Experience for Farm Management students includes milking, herd health, calves, and a variety of field work activities such as tillage, planting, and harvest. The students fit and show a string of dairy cattle at the local county fair. The Summer Experience in Farm Management introduces students to the modern farm as a business, which has as its objective the conversion of plants into milk and meat.