VCA Veterinary Technology Externship Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2016

Veterinary Technology Externships

VCA MidWest Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center

9706 Mockingbird Drive, Omaha, NE 68127


As part of our commitment to mentoring the next generation of Veterinary Technicians, VCA MidWest Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center in Omaha, Nebraska is pleased to offer Externships to Veterinary Technology students in our Emergency & Critical Care Department.

This is your chance to apply your classroom studies to real life, and acquire first-hand experience in a working veterinary hospital under the supervision and apprenticeship of veterinary staff in all aspects of veterinary technology. You’ll be supervised and evaluated by one our Technical Team members as you interact with doctors and clients, take patient histories, participate in patient triage, observe treatments, participate in case rounds, discuss case dynamics, and participate in all functions of a premiere AAHA accredited veterinary hospital.

Applicants must be currently enrolled students in an accredited veterinary technology program. They must be able to repeatedly lift at least 40 lbs.

Like students that have completed Externships with us in the past, we believe that you will gain valuable insights into the kind of practice you’ll want to join after graduation.

There are limited numbers of PAID externships available and VCA does not provide transportation or housing assistance. Please note this position would work overnights, weekends and holidays and have a regular schedule and are subject to all hospital policies including time and attendance.

To get started, email us a cover letter, resume, and paperwork for your externship to

Additional questions can be directed to

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Tri-Basin NRD Summer Intern Posted: Friday, April 1, 2016

Description: The Tri-Basin NRD Summer Internship program employs college students who have an interest in natural resources management.  The purpose of the intern program is to provide students a wide range of natural resources-related work experiences.  These are full-time temporary positions (mid-May to mid-August) that pay $9.50 per hour.  Working hours are 8 AM to 5PM (sometimes later in evenings) Monday through Friday.  Work is mostly, but not exclusively, outdoors.  Interns will work with staff from the NRD, Central NE Public Power and Irrigation District, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Phelps County Weed Control Authority. 

 Job Duties:

  • Collect groundwater quality samples
  • Test water samples
  • Operate ultrasonic water metering equipment
  • Groundwater Level Data logger downloading and data entry
  • GIS mapping
  • GPS coordinate data collection and land survey
  • Wildlife habitat monitoring
  • Irrigation system efficiency testing
  • Assist with educational activities
  • Measure groundwater levels
  • Develop and implement wildlife habitat restoration plans
  • Assist NRD staff with clerical work, plan documentation

 To apply, mail or email a cover letter and resume before April 22, 2016 to:

 Tri-Basin Natural Resources District

1723 Burlington Street

Holdrege, NE  68949

 Phone: 1-877-995-6688

 Email John Thorburn at:

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The WinField Answer Plot® Program Posted: Friday, April 1, 2016

The WinField Answer Plot® Program hosts more than 200 agronomic research plots across the country. Plots provide area farmers to see firsthand how seed and crop protection products perform in local fields, allowing them to make decisions for their own operations with confidence. Learn more at
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NCORPE - Operations and Range Assistant Intern Posted: Friday, February 26, 2016

Organization: This intern position is for the Nebraska Cooperative Republican Platte Enhancement project
(NCORPE - a coalition of four Natural Resources Districts including Upper Republican, Middle Republican, Lower
Republican and Twin Platte.
Salary: $12.00 hr.
May-August 2016
Part-time and/or Full-time
Description: Overall goals of this intern position are to assist with general operations of the NCORPE project.
Which includes, general operations and range management duties. Additionally, assist with the implementation of
wildlife habitat.
Specific Duties: General property upkeep; mowing, noxious weed control, trash collection, general repairs, fencing, and security.
Activities will also include "hands on" habitat management, posting signs, wildlife surveys, environmental data
collection, and outreach/education activities.
Work Requirements (knowledge, skills and abilities):
Ability to communicate effectively, work as part of a team or as an individual (with limited supervision). Ability to
operate large equipment, tractors, various implements (mowing, chemical application), load and haul equipment on
trailers, ATVs, general power tools and/or shop equipment, etc. Computer skills including word processing and data
Requirements: 15 semester hours or the equivalent of post high school coursework/training in range management, wildlife
management, animal science, horticulture, agronomy, natural resources and/or biology.
Preferred: 6 months experience in range management.
Valid driver's license.
TO APPLY: Submit cover letter and resume Contact Bill Sellers with questions at 308-534-6752.
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Broken Heart Livestock Company Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2016

2016 RANCH INTERNSHIP Broken Heart Livestock Company, LLC offers paid internships for under graduate college students or graduated high school students preparing for careers in the livestock industry and range management. Broken Heart Livestock Company operates a progressive 20,000 acre, 1000 head cow/calf operation in the Sandhills of Nebraska, 10 miles north of Thedford, offering 40 years of knowledge in ranch and range management from the West and Midwest to the internship experience. An internship with Broken Heart Livestock Co will advance the knowledge and skills necessary for your success in a career involving modern agriculture. Internships can be customized around your specific areas of interest to create a win-win environment for interns and the ranch.
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Field & Lab Assistants Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2016

For the Agroecosystems Entomology Lab
Department of Entomology, University of Nebraska- Lincoln
Located at the West Central Research & Extension Center (North Platte, Nebraska)
Dr. Julie A. Peterson:
Job Summary: Assist with field and laboratory research on insect pests in West Central Nebraska. Assistants will travel to field sites to collect insects and plants from crop fields (such as corn, soybean, wheat, sorghum) under the direction of a supervisor. Field work may include digging up soil and plant roots, collecting corn ears, or scouting and counting insect pests. Lab work will include processing soil samples, washing and examining corn roots, measuring insect damage on plants, and counting small insects using a microscope.
Required Qualifications:Willingness to work outdoors under harsh conditions, pay attention to detail, and follow directions provided by supervisors. Physical ability to use shovels for digging soil, carry samples, and walk/crouch/kneel in crop fields. Ability to work and communicate as a part of the research team is very important. Must be at least 18 years old, have a valid US driver’s license, and be able to pass a criminal background and driving record check. Must have a flexible schedule and be willing to work long hours that may begin early in the morning. Will not exceed 40 hours/week but likely will work more than 8 hours on some days.
Preferred Qualifications: Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture students, particularly those with an interest in entomology, ecology, agriculture, or integrated pest management are encouraged to apply.
Details: Up to 40 hours/week from approximately May 9-August 19, 2016. Minimum pay is $9.33/hour with increases for those with entomology or agricultural experience.
For more information or to apply please contact:
Kayla Mollet Research Technologist
Phone: 605-659-4701 Email:
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Thomas Land Company/Lakeview Ranch Posted: Monday, February 1, 2016


Ranch inter position available near Ogallala, Nebraska. Interns will participate in calving and AIing approximately 800 head of cattle. Intern will be required to work horseback regularly and working some weekends maybe required.  Housing is not provided.

Thomas Land Company/Lakeview Ranch

850 Lakeview W. Rd

Brule, NE  69127

Chris Delatour (308)778-7185

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY Posted: Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Bow and Arrow Ranch is located 28 miles south of Valentine, NE.  We are a cow/calf operation and will be calving out approximately 1,400 mother cows this spring.

We have housing and a pickup provided. 

We have participated in the NCTA internship program in the past and have had very good experiences with the students.

Duties would include helping during calving, pairing out, fencing, branding, moving cattle, which is done horseback.

Students will be working with 3 other ranch employees.  Also, they will have the option to continue working for the summer, if they would like.

Any other questions, please contact me, Tom Davis, 402-376-4850.






Summary: The veterinary technician internship program is a rotating internship for graduate veterinary technicians through the Small Animal Teaching Hospital.  It is designed to offer the technician the opportunity to increase knowledge and gain practical experience in an educational environment.
Eligible candidates: Only graduates of AVMA accredited Veterinary Technology programs will be considered.  The internship is aimed at new graduates, but other technicians may be considered.
Application Process: Candidates are required to submit an application with letter of interest, a minimum of two letters of reference, and college transcripts through the last semester completed.  Application packets from candidates should be received by the University of Tennessee by March 31, 2016.
Numbers:  A maximum of 4 candidates per year will be selected.
Salary and Benefits: The veterinary technician interns will be paid at an hourly rate ($7.25/hour or minimum wage, whichever is greater), including overtime pay.  Medical insurance is available to the intern, partially paid by the University.  The interns may choose to live in the dormitory area in the College of Veterinary Medicine for less than the cost of outside living accommodations ($100/mos which includes utilities).
Acceptance: Upon acceptance into the veterinary technician internship program, the technician will receive a letter confirming the acceptance.    The candidate should send a letter accepting the offer. The period of the internship will be approximately June 13, 2016 – June 9, 2017.  Start and end dates have some flexibility.
Evaluation: Regular evaluations will be completed.  The intern will be required to give a minimum of two presentations within the year.  Feedback and evaluations be provided on an ongoing basis.
Rotations: There will be core rotations, as well as elective rotations.  The veterinary technician interns will be scheduled on overnight rotations, as well as weekends and holidays.  Rotations will last from 1-4 weeks.
Vacations: The veterinary technician interns may take up to two weeks of scheduled, unpaid vacation time during the year. This may include a week during December, but not necessarily the week of Christmas.   There is flexibility in other scheduled time off.           
Core rotations will include: Afterhours Emergency/ICU, Anesthesia, Community Practice, Day ICU, Day Emergency/Outpatient, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Radiology & Surgery
Elective rotations: Core rotations, Avian/Exotics, Cardiology, Dermatology, Nutrition, Ophthalmology, Rehabilitation & Large Animal
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Derek Waits Internship Posted: Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Duties include: help with spring calving, night checks, tagging, feeding during the day, fencing, general ranch work *Housing available
*Wages - $1,500 per month
Contact: Derek Waits (NCTA Graduate)
Wood Lake, NE
Home phone – 402-967-3098 (leave message) or Cell phone – 402-322-1988
*Please provide resume and references

Internship opportunity on West Central IL Grain & Beef Farm Posted: Thursday, December 17, 2015

We own & operate a 1500 acre family farm in West Central IL that has an opportunity for an intern interested in agriculture.  Blackhawk East Jr. College has been sending interns here with mutual benefit & success for all involved.  My wife & I would like to host an intern from outside our local area so that we can learn also.
Briefly about our farm:
Raise Corn, seed soybeans for Pioneer, wheat, hay, & forage cereal rye Raise non GMO corn for customer specific Japanese vendors that visit our farm yearly Cow herd of 140 commercial & show cows utilizing AI & embryo transfer Feed yard 200 head capacity slatted floor barn & outside lots Daughters age 21 & 16 show Shorthorn, Hereford, Simmental cattle at state & national level
2 Railroad sidings on 2 different railroads where we load / unload rail cars of bulk & ag related commodities No horses, but several Honda's Wife, Carol is high School librarian, BS Animal Science Univ. of IL, MS Library Science Mankato State University Kent, BS Animal Science University of IL. Worked in grain industry for ADM in 3 states for 8 years.
Internship opportunities would vary by season: 

  • Spring & Fall would be an excellent opportunity for Agribusiness Management or Agronomy / Ag Mechanics students.  Primary activity would be row crop related, non-irrigated.
  • Summer would be an excellent opportunity  for Animal Science & Vet Technology students.  Primary activity would be beef cow herd & feedlot related.
  • Winter would be an excellent opportunity for Animal Science or Ag Mechanics students.  Primary activities would be in show cattle barn or shop.
  • Intern would need to be female since living arrangement would be shared bathroom with youngest daughter in upstairs of our home.
  • Additional details, pictures or references available upon request.
  • Kent & Carol Lock Avon, IL

Crop Scout Intern: Madison’s Great Western: Ainsworth, NE Posted: Monday, December 14, 2015

Working at a locally owned agriculture retailer, Madison’s Great Western in Ainsworth, Nebraska this intern will primarily work to assist the Agronomist in their daily activities.  May be involved with either a formalized scouting program or perform in-field scouting as-needed.  The in-field experience gained will be crucial in building agronomic skills. Crop Scout Intern: Madison’s Great Western: Ainsworth, NE

Crop Scout Intern: Stuart Fertilizer and Grain Inc.: Stuart, NE Posted: Monday, December 14, 2015

Working at a locally owned agriculture retailer, Stuart Fertilizer & Grain Inc. in Stuart, Nebraska this intern will primarily work to assist the Agronomist in their daily activities.  May be involved with either a formalized scouting program or perform in-field scouting as-needed.  The in-field experience gained will be crucial in building agronomic skills Crop Scout Intern: Stuart Fertilizer and Grain Inc.: Stuart, NE

Operations Intern: Stuart Fertilizer and Grain Inc.:Stuart, NE Posted: Monday, December 14, 2015

Working at a locally owned agriculture retailer, Stuart Fertilizer and Grain Inc. in Stuart, NE, this intern will primarily work to assist management in the overall operations of the business.  Will be exposed to virtually all aspects of the ag retail business. Operations Intern: Stuart Fertilizer and Grain Inc.:Stuart, NE

Operations Intern: Bowie Fertilizer Inc.:Miller, NE Posted: Monday, December 14, 2015

Working at a locally owned agriculture retailer, Bowie Fertilizer Inc., in Miller, NE this intern will primarily work to assist management in the overall operations of the business.  Will be exposed to virtually all aspects of the ag retail business. Operations Intern: Bowie Fertilizer Inc.: Miller, NE

Summer Ranch Internship @ River Bend Ranch, LLC of Limon, Colo. Posted: Thursday, December 10, 2015

River Bend Ranch, LLC of Limon, Colo. is looking to hire a Summer 2016 college student intern seeking a position on a working cattle ranch. River Bend Ranch is located west of Limon on I-70, which is an easy drive east of Denver 80 miles and east of Colorado Springs 70 miles.
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Agronomy Sales Intern – Lamar Fertilizer Posted: Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Apply your crop scouting experience and interest in sales by working at a locally owned agriculture retailer Lamar Fertilizer, in Lamar, Nebraska. This intern will primarily work to assist the Agronomist to support the growers’ needs. Not only will this intern perform some crop scouting, but will work to translate findings into suggested plans, programs and services that the grower can apply in their operations. Strong communication and problem solving skills will be needed in connecting with growers. This experienced agronomy internship is the best way to expand on previous agronomy scouting internships.
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Ranch Intern Needed Posted: Thursday, December 3, 2015

We are looking for an intern to work on a commercial cattle ranch this summer. This opportunity would consist of working with all aspects of the cow herd, sorting and moving cattle to summer pastures, synchronizing and our replacement heifers, cutting and raking hay, stacking bales, checking water for cattle, fencing and monitoring pastures for a rotational grazing program. Some knowledge of cattle and horses, along with operation of machinery would be helpful.

The ranch is located in northwest Nebraska. We run about 650 cow calf pairs, 250 yearling replacement heifers and have 1000 acres of dry land alfalfa and hay to harvest.

We are located 12 miles from a town with a population of 5000. We are about an hours drive from the Black Hills of South Dakota.  Rapid City South Dakota which has a population of about 75000 is located about 2 hours away.

Wages would depend on experience. Housing can be provided. For more information e-mail or call in the evening 308-432-5230.  Jim Lesmeister

Land O'Lakes, Inc Posted: Thursday, December 3, 2015

Similar to last fall, we are actively recruiting for students interested in agronomy internship opportunities. We have several of these opportunities available in the western Nebraska area, and actually across the state.
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Paul and Mary Schipporeit Internship Posted: Thursday, October 29, 2015

A cow-calf/yearling outfit is looking for interns.
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