Internships

General Application Description

ABS Global has 2020 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!

Now accepting applications for 2020 Summer internships! Deadline to apply Oct 31st, 2019

Eligibility

  • Eligible to work in the U.S. or Canada
  • Eligible to work full time for 12 consecutive weeks during 2020 summer
  • Education & GPA requirements may vary based on role

Application Requirements

  • Complete online application & include the following before submitting:
    • Resume & cover letter
    • Unofficial college transcript
    • One letter of academic or professional recommendation

Marketing and Customer Experience

Qualifications:

• Currently enrolled in junior or senior year of an undergraduate or graduate degree in agriculture, sales, marketing, communications or related field.

  • Outgoing personality / excellent communication – verbal & written / people skills
  • Full understanding of Microsoft Office
  • Understanding of InDesign/Photoshop or equivalent design software is preferred
  • Knowledge of the dairy and/or beef industry as it relates to genetics is a plus
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, adjust priorities, manage time, and meet deadlines
  • Internship located in Madison, WI area

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Bovine Reproduction & Breeding

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

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Supply Chain- Production & Processing

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
  • Currently enrolled as a sophomore, junior, senior or recent graduate at an accredited tech, two year or four year college or university.

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Genetic Management Systems

Ideal candidate will have an interest in learning about mating programs, utilizing data to make genetic predictions, processing herd profiles, and show interest in providing excellent sales support. Experience working with Microsoft Excel. Genetic, Reproductive and Dairy Management courses and Collegiate Judging Team experience are very beneficial. This internship candidate must be self-motivated, have excellent organizational and communication skills and be able to handle multiple projects. 

  • Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in Animal Breeding, Agricultural Business, Genetics, Animal Science, Dairy Science, or related field.
  • Location: DeForest, Wis., USA – ABS Headquarters
  • Currently enrolled as a sophomore, junior, senior or recent graduate at an accredited two year or four year college or university

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ABS Human Resources

  • This internship is designed to be both educational and practical. In this position, the intern will learn how to take skills she or he may have acquired in school related to his or her particular areas of interest and apply them in a professional setting. He or she will gain a better understanding of the role that Human Resources can play in both field and corporate settings and be better prepared to work in the arena of human resources. The candidate will also have opportunities to network with the Sales, Supply Chain, Finance, and IT staff.

    Specific Accountabilities:
    *HR administration and project work
    *Track progress, deadlines, and priorities of all projects
    *Prepare Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents
    *Improve HR processes
    *Manage Pre-Employment Processes
    *Post new positions on various websites including Indeed.com and our internal site
    *Coordinate candidate interviews
    *Maintain a satisfied level of customer service with clients both internal and external
    *Properly handle client requests through responsiveness, follow-up, and escalation
    *Cultivate interpersonal skills

    Click here to apply

Beef Genetic Nucleus Herd Intern

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated professional to join our team as a Beef Genetic Nucleus Herd Intern at our Pardeeville, WI location.  The beef genetic nucleus program generates genetically superior sires for ABS Global. This is an excellent opportunity to develop practical skills while establishing a network of industry professionals.

  • Currently enrolled or recently completed coursework in Animal Breeding, Agricultural Business, Genetics, Animal Science, Dairy Science, or related field
  • Experience handling large animals or livestock
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrate a positive and professional image
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Valid Driver’s License

To apply, please click here

PART-TIME- Beef Genetic Nucleus Herd Intern- IntelliGen

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated professional to join our team as a Beef Genetic Nucleus Herd Intern at our Pardeeville, WI location.  The beef genetic nucleus program generates genetically superior sires for ABS Global. This is an excellent opportunity to develop practical skills while establishing a network of industry professionals.

  • Currently enrolled or recently completed coursework in Animal Breeding, Agricultural Business, Genetics, Animal Science, Dairy Science, or related field
  • Experience handling large animals or livestock
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrate a positive and professional image
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Valid Driver’s License

To apply, please click here

Genetic Data Analytics

The Intern will support ABS Global Beef research and product development initiatives by supporting data related activities that include data mining, data pipeline development, and data analysis using various statistical and analytic tools. Additionally, the intern will generate information that will inform genetic strategies, genetic program development and custom genetic indices for the ABS proprietary genetic program.  This role will interact with individuals across the organization in support of these activities.

The Candidate:

Qualified candidates will possess a degree in Animal Science, Dairy Science, Genetics, Computer Science, Statistics or related field.  Strong analytical skills, familiarity with statistical packages (SAS, R, etc.), and experience with scripting or programming tools preferred. Genetic Data Analytics Ideal candidate will have an interest in genetic data analysis, utilizing data to develop on-farm genetic strategies, genetic program development, and custom genetic indices. 

To apply, please click here

Human Resources- IntelliGen

  • The Human Resources Intern will directly assist the Human Resources Team on a wide range of projects related to HR, including, but not limited to, recruiting, on-boarding/orientation, and leadership development and employee engagement.

    This internship is designed to be both educational and practical. In this position, the intern will learn how to take skills she or he may have acquired in school related to his or her particular areas of interest and apply them in a professional setting. He or she will gain a better understanding of the role that Human Resources can play in both field and corporate settings and be better prepared to work in the arena of human resources. The candidate will also have opportunities to network with the Sales, Supply Chain, Finance, and IT staff.

  • Qualifications and Skills:
    ·        Current enrollment in a graduate or undergraduate degree program with a focus in Human Resources, Industrial/Organizational Psychology or related field
    ·        Strong customer service skills
    ·        Ability to effectively learn and acquire new knowledge and skills
    ·        Problem solving capabilities necessary to accomplish the duties and tasks of the position
    ·        Personable, able to comfortably and pleasantly deal with a variety of people
    ·        Ability to correctly make decisions involving client issues/ problems including when to escalate the problem to a more senior HR member
    ·        Exceptional written and oral communication skills
    ·        Excellent organizational and planning skills
    ·        Ability to share knowledge and work in a strong team-oriented environment
    ·        Detail oriented
    ·        Proficient in Microsoft Office suite

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Co-op Research Engineer- IntelliGen

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Co-op Research Engineer position!

Aid in the research and development of technology through the execution of experiments including preparing and processing samples, operating laboratory equipment, and manufacturing of prototypes from concept to generation. Co-op research engineers can focus on multiple pathways in the company and candidates need not be proficient in all of the accountabilities listed below.       

Qualifications and experience:
*At least a Junior in college
*Currently enrolled in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or other closely related engineering programs
*Good academic standing in math, physics, and engineering mechanics
*Experience in a laboratory is preferred
*Strong attention to detail and quality
*Strong laboratory math skills
*Good written and verbal skills

To apply, please click here

Legal Intern

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a legal internship position!

Legal Team is looking for an enthusiastic self-starter that can assist on several projects during the course of the internship.  Projects will be agreed on during the course of the internship, but may include researching regulations and case law, contract and template drafting, and managing corporate books and records.  This position is not eligible for a full-time offer post-graduation.

The Candidate:

  • Currently enrolled as a 1L or 2L in an accredited law school
  • Preference for someone with working experience outside of university or law school
  • Detail oriented, works well in teams, able to prioritize
  • Interest in experiencing a transactional practice
  • Full understanding of Microsoft Office (Word, Power Point, Excel)
  • Facility with online legal research services (e.g., Westlaw)
  • Internship located in DeForest, WI

To apply, please click here

What Previous Interns Have To Say

"My internship exceeded my expectations.  I started this internship having little knowledge about the dairy industry and genetics.  I also did not have a lot of knowledge of who ABS is as a company and where their morals are.  I now feel very educated to make intellectual conversations with people in the industry and the workplace about how to improve the dairy industry genetically.  I have met some great people during this experience and truly been able to understand what it takes to have a career in this industry.  I am proud to have been an ABS intern and to promote what ABS stands for."