Internships

General Application Description

ABS Global has 2019 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!

Applications now open! All applications must be received by November 30th, 2018

Eligibility

  • Currently enrolled as a sophomore, junior, senior or recent graduate at an accredited two year or four year college or university.
  • Eligible to work in the U.S. or Canada
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale
  • Eligible to work full time for 12 consecutive weeks during 2019 summer

Application Requirements

  • Complete online application and include the following:
    • 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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Tech Services - Bilingual

Working collectively with the local sales managers and the tech service department, the priorities of this internship position include:

• Implementation of ABS proven technical solutions through hands-on involvement and training with clients, their staff, and local ABS management
• Measuring and reporting the progress and results of the technical service initiatives
• Constantly seeking new ways to deliver value to customers in co-operation with the technical service team
• New business development
• Participation in industry seminars, producer meetings and in-house meetings and publications

The Candidate:

• The successful candidate will be pursuing a Veterinary, Dairy or Animal Science degree.
• Pursuing a post graduate studies (M.S. or PHD) in Dairy or Animal Science is desired.
• The ability to read, write and speak in both English and Spanish is required to fulfill the internship.
• Willing to travel

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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
  • 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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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 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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Human Resources

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.

  • Qualifications: current enrollment in a graduate or undergraduate degree program with a focus in Human Resources, Industrial/Organizational Psychology or related field
  • Location: Based out of DeForest, WI
  • 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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Genetic Data Analytics

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 PhD Master’s Degree in Animal Breeding, Genetics, Animal Science, or related field.
  • Currently enrolled as a sophomore, junior, senior or recent graduate at an accredited two year or four year college or university
  • Location: DeForest, Wis., USA – ABS Headquarters

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."