Opportunities for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

The Nelson Scholarship

The Nelson Scholarship is named after Pete Nelson, who served as the Supervisor of Andrew Boss Laboratory of Meat Science from 2007 to 2013 at the University of Minnesota. The Minnesota Association of Meat Processors is offering two $500 scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled at the University of Minnesota in either the Department of Animal Science or the Department of Food Science and Nutrition.

Students that are applying must provide a copy of their U of M transcript (unofficial copies are accepted). Also, applicants must submit an essay of 1,000 words or less discussing their education and academic activity, professional goals, and their future role in the meat and/or food industry. These materials must be received electronically no later than 11:59 pm on March 2nd, 2017.

To apply for this scholarship, email the listed required materials above to Ryan Cox at ryancox@umn.edu. Students chosen to receive the award will be notified of the award decision no later than March 18th, 2017.

Summer Wrangler Jobs/Internships Available

This summer, Village Creek Bible Camp is looking to hire their summer wrangler team. Each summer they hire 5-6 summer wrangles. Some of these wrangles are responsible for focusing on teaching, while others who focus on maintenance which in turn provides a safe experience for both riders and horses.

This opportunity is targeted for someone who has the desire to someday own their own stable, work full-time teaching riding lessons, or enjoy working outdoors with horses and kids this summer.

Qualifications include being a willing learner, confident rider, and hard worker. Each wrangler would receive a weekly salary, full room and board, and many hands-on growth opportunities.

Feel as though this internship would be a good fit for you? Additional information and directions on how to apply can be found at this link http://villagecreek.net/jobs .

Purina Income Optimization Internship

Land O’Lakes is seeking candidates to interview for their open Purina Income Optimization Internship located out of Shoreview, MN. They are looking for candidates that are interested in animal formulation, pricing, analytical thought process, and support go-to market strategies. If you’re a junior looking for an internship for this summer still, this one might just be the one for you!

To learn more about this internship, follow this link provided for more information: https://landolakes.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=P-250&lang=en

Also, if you have any more specific questions about the internship contact Andrea Wolf at 651-398-8472 or email acwolf@landolakes.com.