Internship: Sustainable Poultry Systems

Appointment type: Summer internship (25 May 2020 to 5 August 2020)

Applicants accepted: 15 January 2020 to 15 March 2020 (closing date)

Position qualifications: Students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in the area of poultry science, animal science, agriculture engineering, agriculture sustainability, or similar degree plan at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Cornell University at Ithaca, Iowa State University, Mississippi State University. Student must be in good academic standing (GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale).

Overview: Sustainable poultry systems interns will collaborate with faculty in the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science (Fayetteville, Arkansas) and local poultry companies in Northwest Arkansas that will involve work on a project that addresses a component of sustainability in integrated poultry systems. In phase one of the internship, students will be assigned to work at a local poultry company (Northwest Arkansas), where they will collaborate with other interns and poultry executives on sustainable poultry topics. In phase two of the internship, interns will work at the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science (CEPS), where students will work with faculty on the feasibility of the integrated poultry systems, sustainability project. Phase three of the internship represents interns carrying out their project at the University of Arkansas-Division of Agriculture, Applied Broiler Research Unit in Savoy, Arkansas. The final phase of the project represents students preparing and presenting their project to faculty and poultry executives.

Compensation: Rising sophomore and junior standing: $13/hour; rising senior standing: $14/hour.

Apply: Send resume, one page position statement, and proof of enrollment and good academic standing to:
Dr. Walter G. Bottje, Professor
c/o Debra Brooks (dbrooks@uark.edu )
Dept. of Poultry Science
University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
Fayetteville, AR 72701

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.