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Swine Research Internship

About this Job:

BASIC FUNCTIONS:

Carthage Innovative Swine Solutions offers opportunities for undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in swine research to participate in commercial sow production in large, modern swine facilities.  Students will be provided the opportunity to work hands-on in commercial research facilities, learning about the overall process of commercial clinical trials and well as internal research and discovery trials.  Students will have the opportunity to learn new skills, enhance knowledge in the research and veterinary fields, practice real-life processes and put skills learned in the classroom into use on a day-to-day basis.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Research training and development in commercial swine production unit
  • Active hands-on learning in a swine operation
  • Participation in learning development activities, cultural and social activities
  • Learn the concept of daily/weekly work plans for farm and research teams
  • Comply with company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS)
  • Assist in caring for animals daily, including water, feed and management
  • Completes the internship training program
  • Maintain accurate number integrity for record keeping
  • Learn from farm managers, research technicians, research coordinators and Veterinarians
  • Work with team members to ensure follow through of trial SOP
  • Comply with the practices and principals of biosecurity to safeguard the life and health of the swine herd
  • Assist in ensuring the welfare of all animals
  • Assists with other duties as assigned
Requirement:

EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE:
• Preference of at least 2 years education in Animal Science or other related field AND
• Related experience in swine/animal production AND
• Leadership experience

Knowledge and Skills:
• Ability to work independently
• Self-organization and motivation
• Strong work ethic and problem solving skills
• Good written and verbal communication skills

Mental and Physical Requirements:
• Demonstrate ability to excel within an accelerated work environment
• Possess the motivation to work within a team based work environment
• Ability to work with limited supervision
• Ability to sit, stand, bend, kneel, walk for extended periods of time & lift 50 lbs

Interns receive:
• Competitive pay
• Housing assistance
• Training in all aspects of commercial swine production

Salary:
Experience:
2 years
How to apply:

For consideration, submit a resume to: Human Resources, PO Box 220, Carthage, IL 62321.

OR to email a cover letter and resume, click on the BLUE “Apply for this Job” button . Please state Carthage Innovative Swine Solutions and the job title as the subject of your email application.