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Arlington, VA

DEADLINE -  May 3rd

About

In the 1800s, entrepreneurs and inventors in the flour milling, brewing and sugar milling industries began wading into animal nutrition, developing food and beverage processing systems and new ways to use byproducts in feed. As the science of animal nutrition evolved, soon, state regulatory agencies began to take note of this burgeoning industry.

In 1906, Congress enacted the landmark Federal Pure Food and Drug Act, which gave federal officials the authority over feeds shipped in interstate commerce. Realizing a need to stay informed about these new regulations, in 1909, the industry assembled in Chicago and created the American Feed Manufacturers Association, the organization from which AFIA stems.

AFIA has also enjoyed a longstanding relationship with the Association of American Feed Control Officials, an association of state and federal agencies charged by law with regulating the sale and distribution of animal feeds and animal drugs. AFIA has participated in an unbroken chain of cooperative meetings biannually with AAFCO since its establishment in 1909. With a common goal of creating sound legislation based on the AAFCO Model Feed Bill – one developed by consensus – the organizations are engaged in using each other’s expertise to develop state feed laws and regulations that are rooted in science.

Position Description

Manage the association’s government affairs activities on behalf of the AFIA legislative and regulatory (L&R) team. Work closely with the L&R team to ensure a high level of legislative and regulatory representation, one of AFIA’s 4 Promises of membership value. Work closely with the L&R staff on state affairs and lead the proactive and responsive efforts for the states assigned. Staff AFIA committees and member interest groups as assigned and provide updates to other committees/member interest groups as needed.

 

  •   Manage relevant AFIA legislative and regulatory priorities as assigned

  •   Broaden AFIA’s reach on Capitol Hill through building relationships and regular

    meetings with members of Congress and their staff, the administration and regulatory

    agencies

  •   Lead the annual AFIA legislative fly-in

  •   Represent the feed industry at hearings, receptions and other informal meetings related to

    government affairs

  •   Maintain good standing for the association and self through proper disclosures of

    lobbying activities

  •   Encourage AFIA member involvement in L&R advocacy efforts

  •   Assist in the development of association policies and positons, as well as help develop

    comments, testimony, issue briefs, etc.

  •   Build relationships with AFIA membersD.C. offices and foster partnerships with key

    stakeholders

  •   Provide communication materials such as drafting issue briefs, newsletters and blog

   content; conduct media interviews and other speaking engagements as required.

  •   Draft communications to inform the members of legislative and regulatory developments

  •   Contribute to AFIA’s recruitment of new members, retention of existing members and

    positive two-way member relations

  •   Support and maintain VoterVoice on the AFIA website and engage members in

    grassroots advocacy and engagement

  •   Assist AFIA’s committee and member interest groups when appropriate

  •   Support and contribute to the successful implementation of the AFIA mission

  •   Other projects as assigned by supervisor



Requirements

  •   Bachelor’s degree in animal science/agricultural policy or related area

  •   Two or more years of experience in agriculture and/or the legislative or regulatory

    process (Hill experience preferred)

  •   Demonstrated successful leadership in issues or crisis management

  •   Ability to read, analyze and interpret legislative and regulatory issues

  •   Excellent verbal and written communications skills

  •   Ability to build and maintain a positive working relationship with colleagues and

    members to accomplish objectives

  •   Self-motivated and capable of multi-tasking with minimal supervision

  •   Detail-oriented with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  •   Superior customer service ethic ability to respond effectively to inquiries from AFIA

    members


 

Duration & Compensation

Pay Rate:  N/A 

Start Date: N/A

End Date: N/A

Days Off: N/A

 

Application Process

What To Send

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter 

Additional Information 

  • Deadline to apply is May 3, 2019 by 5pm Eastern time
  • Please email your resume and cover letter to lwilkinson@afia.org with the heading "AFIA's Manager of Government Affairs"

 

Lexington, KY

DEADLINE -  April 30th

About

The Kentucky Equine Management Internship (KEMI) program is dedicated to improving the opportunities for college students wishing to pursue a career in the field of equine management. KEMI offers a comprehensive educational experience for students enrolled for academic credit through a sponsoring college or university, or for recent graduates of such institutions.

Position Description

Through the internship, students integrate academic studies with practical experience, leadership and responsibility as a contributing participant on a Central Kentucky horse farm. Aside from farm commitments, students are introduced into a network of equine professionals representing multifaceted careers in the equine profession. During the first week of the course, students participate in Orientation activities as a group. After the first week, students are employed full-time by participating farms where they become familiar with the day-to-day management of horses on commercial thoroughbred farms.



Requirements

  • Completed atleast 2 years of college curriculum with a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Previous hands-on experience in the equine industry
  • A strong work ethic and personal character and be dependable 

 

Duration & Compensation

Pay Rate:  N/A 

Start Date: June 17, 2019

End Date: November 29, 2019

Days Off: N/A

 

Application Process

What To Send

  • Online application
  • Original Official Transcripts 
  • 3 Letters of Recommendations
  • Application Fee ($35)

Additional Information 

  • Letters must be written on letterhead and/or have the appropriate contact information(authors name, company or business, mailing address, phone number, and email address) MUST BE SIGNED
  • These letters must be the ORIGINAL letter, they should be specifically written for the applicant for this internship
  • Letters of Recommendation cannot arrive seperately from the application form and cannot be emailed 
  • Letters must include the authors credential(why they are an appropriate person to submit a letter on behalf on the applicant) and the authors relationship to the applicant
  • Letters should address the applicants suitability for the internship including academic achievement, personal character, and horse-handling experience.
  • Do not staple papers together, paperclips are acceptable
  • Do not submit application in a folder/binder
  • All applicants will receive an email when applicatio has arrived and been processed

 

Champaign, IL

DEADLINE -  April 30th

About

The Poultry Science Association (PSA) is a professional organization consisting of approximately 1,800 educators, scientists, extension specialists, industry researchers, administrators, producers, and college students who are committed to advancing the poultry industry.

 

Since 1908, the Poultry Science Association has maintained a level of prestige that ranks it among the top professional organizations in the field. For over a century, PSA’s member scientists have contributed through their research to the growth of the poultry industry and the development of safer and more nutritious food products for the consumer. Throughout this period, PSA has served – and it continues to serve – as the premier clearinghouse and publisher of basic and applied poultry research in the world.

 

Position Description

The Andrew F. Giesen III Poultry Science Undergraduate Internship Program is designed to promote the education and development of undergraduate students interested in considering a career in Poultry Science. It provides companies in the poultry industry an opportunity to employ interns with assisted funding through the Poultry Science Association Foundation.



Requirements

  • Be a PSA Member (Student Membership is Free)
  • Be entering his/her junior or senior year.
  • Pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree with a declared major in any area of life sciences.
  • Write a letter of application (details below) and provide a letter of support (from an advisor, instructor, or past employer with the perspectives of the applicant's qualifications).
  • Apply through the PSA Foundation Application
  • AND must also apply to the internship position listed through the internship opportunities

Duration & Compensation

Pay Rate:  No less than $10/hour

Start Date: N/A (program lasts between 8-12 weeks)

End Date: N/A

Days Off: N/A

 

Application Process

What To Send




Additional Information 

 

Woodside, CA

DEADLINE -  TBA

About

The estate was purchased in 1937 by Mr. and Mrs. William P. Roth, owners of the Matson Navigation Company. Under the Roths’ supervision, the property was maintained and the formal garden gained worldwide recognition. Mrs. Roth made Filoli her home until 1975 when she donated 125 acres, including the House and formal Garden, to the National Trust for Historic Preservation for the enjoyment and inspiration of future generations. The remaining acreage was later gifted to Filoli Center.

Position Description

 

  • Planting and Soil Preparation: Use of hand tools and equipment to prepare and amend soil, plant bulbs, annuals, perennials, woody plants and follow a formal planting plan;
  • Pruning & Hedging: Prune and train trees, shrubs, hedges, topiary, and vines in accordance with landscape design specifications;
  • Irrigation: Check soil moisture and hand water;
  • Turf Care: Mow, edge, dethatch and aerate;
  • Pest, Weed and Brush Control: Weed, cultivate, rough-cut, vertebrate pest control and poison oak control;
  • Fertilizing: Use broadcast and rotary spreaders and composting;
  • Clean-up & Grooming: Leaves, debris, deadhead and groom pots and beds;
  • Harvesting: Fruit, cut flowers, herbs and foliage;
  • Structural Maintenance: Repair header board and plant support structures, monitor and clean pools and drains, control algae on brick paths;
  • Equipment Care & Maintenance: Provide basic care and some maintenance for tools and equipment;
  • Safety: Follow safety standards regarding equipment use, pesticide use, and ergonomic safety;
  • Assist with special events: set-up tables and chairs, assist with parking, put up holiday lights, etc.;
  • Interact daily with Filoli visitors and share information about our historic horticultural landscapes and displays;
  • Ability to provide the highest quality service to all customers in every interaction;
  • Uphold all Filoli's policies, procedures, guidelines and standards;
  • Maintain flexibility and perform other duties as assigned to respond to the needs of the organization;
  • Attendance and punctuality are essential to work and all work-related functions

Requirements

  • Current student or recent graduate (within 2 years) with a Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree in Horticulture, Botany, Plant Science, Environmental Science, Landscape Preservation or Landscape Architecture or other related field;
  • Should have a cumulative GPA of 2.80 or better;
  • Ability to learn, understand and apply the basic principles of horticulture, plant science, and botany;
  • Mechanical abilities necessary to safely operate a range of power equipment, vehicles and tractors;
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals;
  • Proficiency with email and basic MS Office applications;
  • Communicate (listening and speaking) effectively and respectfully with Filoli employees and volunteers;
  • Work independently, and demonstrate wise decision-making within the bounds of the area of responsibility and authority;
  • Take direction, multi-task and work effectively in a team environment;
  • Ability to interact with Garden Staff, volunteers, members and visitors.
  • Stand, walk across uneven terrain, climb ladders (extensive use of orchard and extension ladders up to 16’ and scaffolding up to 25’) and stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, handle, lift, carry, push and bend frequently;
  • Possess strength sufficient to exert force up to 60 lbs. occasionally and/or up to 35 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 20 lbs. constantly to lift, carry, push and pull or otherwise move objects;
  • Perform repetitive motions up to 50% of time using tools and equipment;
  • Able to drive vehicles and large garden equipment

 

Duration & Compensation

Pay Rate:  N/A (this is a paid internship)

Start Date: June 17, 2019

End Date: August 23, 2019

Days Off: N/A

 

Application Process

What To Send

  • Online application
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (outline background and related experience)

Additional Information 

  • No phone calls
  • Possession of minimum requirements does not gurantee an interview 
  • A valid drivers license is required

 

Kenya, Africa

March 31, 2019
More Info

DEADLINE -  March 31st, 2019

Mission Statement

As Maryland’s first historically black public university, Bowie State University empowers a diverse population of students to reach their potential by providing innovative academic programs and transformational experiences as they prepare for careers, lifelong learning, and civic responsibility. Bowie State University supports Maryland’s workforce and economy by engaging in strategic partnerships, research, and public service to benefit our local, state, national, and global communities.

 

About

Founded in 1865, Bowie State is the oldest Historically Black College/University in Maryland and one of the ten oldest in the country. It is also a diverse university whose 5,600 students, along with faculty and staff, represent many ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Position Description

 

Students spend the first week at BSU for an intensive boot camp on safety, ethics and the responsible conduct of research, the history and culture of Kenya, and basic scientific principles to prepare for the research project. The next 8 weeks are dedicated to research at Egerton University and University of Nairobi (Kenya) followed by a concluding week at BSU where students present the results of their research. Students will learn how research is conducted, analyzed, and communicated. Many will present the results of their work at scientific conferences, and some will publish the results in peer-reviewed journals.


 

Requirements

(1) Atleast 18 years old by June 1, 2019

(2) A U.S. citizen or permanent citizen of the U.S. and its territories

(3) Students in good standing at an undergraduate degree program who will not have graduated by the end of this REU program

(4) Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher

(5) Unofficial transcript

(6) Two-page personal statement that includes responses to the following questions

  • Why are you interested in participating in this program (1-4 paragraphs)?
  • What specific research area you are interested in and why?
  • What relevant work or class experiences have prepared you for this program? Have you had previous research experiences? If so, please describe them.
  • What are your career objectives?
  • Are there any relevant details about your background that you wish to provide?

 

 

Duration & Compensation

Pay Rate: $575 per week

Start Date: May 29, 2019

End Date: July 31, 2019

Days Off: N/A

 

Application Process

What To Send

  • Candidates must complete and submit an online application
  • At least one letter of recommendation from a professor, advisor, or project/research mentor although two letters are preferred. Please ask your letter-writer to email their letter to aosano@bowiestate.eduwith GE REU somewhere in the subject line. Each applicant will be contacted soon after the application deadline

 

Application Tips

  • Recruitment and participant selection will focus on students with outstanding research potential with special emphasis on students from underrepresented groups from schools with limited research opportunities

Additional Information 

  • Students will be required to obtain passports for the international travels which they will be responsible for including the expenses. Visas must be obtained before any travel plans can be completed. It takes approximately one month for visa issuance after receipt of documentation.
  • The students will be housed at the Nairobi Safari club hotel. The hotel is very secure with 24-hour security and is a walking distance to the University of Nairobi, Chiromo campus where the students will be based at the College of Biological and Physical Sciences. The hotel has complementary free internet and Wi-Fi facilities with rooms which have air conditioning and are well sprayed against insects, especially mosquitoes. At Egerton University, the students will be accommodated at the ARC hotel, a 3-star hotel on campus, which also has Wi-Fi facilities. Both hotels have shuttles.
  • Food is guaranteed to be different from what students are used to but they will be encouraged to experiment and enjoy some of the world’s best cuisine. While adjusting, include some familiar foods, Kenya has many restaurants that serve American food.
  • After submitting the online application, you must email your supplementary documents to Dr. Anne Osano at aosano@bowiestate.edu.
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