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Internships

General Application Description

ABS Global has 2018 summer internship openings for individuals with a desire to gain experience with the industry leader for utilizing biotechnology to pioneer animal genetic improvement. We are looking for self-motivated students with a positive attitude and a passion for learning!

Accepting applications for the ABS Research Internship position.

To apply, please submit the following to abs.internship@genusplc.com.

Research

Ideal candidate will be a graduate student with an interest in dairy genetic and genomic research as a way to improve the dairy industry.

  • Qualifications: Pursuing a Master’s Degree in Animal Breeding, Genetics, Animal Science, Dairy Science, or related field.
  • Location: DeForest, Wis., USA – ABS Headquarters

Requirements

  • Freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student at an accredited two or four year U.S., or Canadian college/university or a recent graduate seeking a short term internship
  • Enrolled in an accredited two year community college or junior college U.S./Canadian citizen or eligible to work in the U.S. or Canada
  • Supply Chain position requires high school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale
  • Eligible to work full time for 12 consecutive weeks during 2018 summer

Application

Applications must include:

  • Unofficial college transcript
  • Resume
  • Cover letter which includes top areas of interest (not to exceed three); which internship opportunities interest you the most; and why.
  • Two letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation may be submitted concurrently or separate, and are due one week after applications are due. Letters should be sure to include the student’s name and school.

No longer accepting applications for the below Summer 2018 internships.

Dairy Sales

Ideal candidate will have interest in working with customers face-to-face, helping customers solve problems, gaining sales experience, and creating awareness of the ABS brand. 

  • Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in Sales or Marketing, Agricultural Business, Animal Science, Dairy Science, or related field.
  • Location: Regions across the U.S. and Canada

Supply Chain

The Supply Chain Interns will rotate through various Supply Chain departments to gain insight into the Supply Chain workflow and get first hand exposure to the Livestock Handling, Laboratory and Distribution teams. Responsibilities include providing excellent care and maintenance of the bull population, providing upkeep and security of the facilities; and assisting with the treatment of bulls as directed by our Veterinary staff. Additionally, the interns will work within a team, learn and assist in the processing, packaging and quality control of bovine semen. Interns will also have the opportunity to assist in receiving, warehousing and shipment of products.

  • Qualifications: Candidates will possess a high school diploma or equivalent, cattle experience and a valid driver's license.
  • Location: DeForest, Wis., USA – ABS Headquarters

Biotechnology

Ideal candidate will have a strong biology, chemistry, or engineering background and be interested in emerging technologies, and real world application of scientific theories.

  • Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Applied Physiology, Engineering, Genetics, Animal Science, or related field.
  •  Location: Regions across the U.S. and Canada

Embryology

Ideal candidate will be self motivated and detail oriented. Interns will assist in daily routine lab procedures such as maturation of bovine oocytes, semen thawing and preparation, in vitro fertilization, in vitro culture of embryos, slow rate cryopreservation and vitrification of bovine embryos, loading embryos in straws for embryo transfer, media preparation, visual and morphological of embryos, shipment and receipt of cryopreserved material, and data entry.

  • Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in Embryology, Biology, Veterinary Medicine, Biomedicine, Animal Science, or related field.
  • Location: Regions across the U.S.

Bovine Reproduction

Ideal candidate will have an interest in learning more about artificial insemination (AI), heat detection, creating pregnancies, synchronization programs, semen handling, and working hands-on with cattle and customers.

  • Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in Animal Breeding, Agricultural Business, Genetics, Animal Science, Dairy Science, or related field.
  • Location: Regions across the U.S. and Canada

Genetic Data Analytics

Ideal candidate will be a graduate or undergraduate student with an interest in genetic data analysis, utilizing data to develop on-farm genetic strategies, genetic program development, and custom genetic indices. This internship is ideal for any students looking to help dairy producers make sense of the large amount of genetic and on farm data generated.

  • Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in Animal Science, Dairy Science, Genetics, Statistics, or related field.
  •  Location: DeForest, Wis., USA – ABS Headquarters

Embryo Transfer/Ovum Pick-Up (OPU)

Ideal candidate will be an aspiring veterinary student interested in learning bovine reproductive principals and techniques. Internship will include rotations focused on both ovum pick-up (OPU) and embryo transfer (ET) techniques. Intern will learn how to complete donor and recipient evaluations, pregnancy checks, and strategies related to reproductive management.

  • Qualifications: Completed at least 1 year at an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited veterinary school
  • Location: Oregon, South Dakota, California, other regions across U.S.