Select Sires Summer Internships


Select Sires Inc., Plain City, Ohio, is seeking two college students for internships at its headquarters facility for summer 2015, beginning in May or early June. Complete position descriptions for the available internships are below.

Students majoring in dairy science, animal science, or communications who are familiar with the dairy industry are preferred. Strong writing and computer skills are essential. While juniors or seniors will be given preference, sophomores will be considered. Applicants must submit cover letters and resumes with references no later than January 1, 2015.

Corporate Communications Summer Internship

Background and skills needed

  • Major in communications, or in dairy and animal science with a communications focus, or in a related area of study
  • Must have strong writing skills and be detail oriented
  • Must have completed basic journalism and/or public relations coursework; additional coursework in desktop publishing is preferred
  • Familiarity with dairy cattle pedigrees

Internship resonsibilities

  • Main responsibilities include production of yearly calendar and writing press releases and customer testimonials
  • Help coordinate logistics for some trade show booth materials
  • Assist with desktop publishing projects, such as preparing advertisements, brochures and flyers
  • Perform clerical duties, such as photocopying, collating mailings and filing
  • Assist other departments under direction of supervisor

Logistics

  • Location: Plain City, Ohio
  • Availability: Full-time
  • Compensation: Students are paid on an salary basis
  • Transportation: Student must provide his/her own transportation
  • Resumes must be submitted by January 1, 2015
  • Submit resumes to tsmith@selectsires.com

Questions?
Contact Terri Smith, sales and marketing specialist, Select Sires Inc.
11740 US 42N, Plain City, Ohio 43064
tsmith@selectsires.com
(614) 733-3440

Dairy-Sire Marketing Summer Internship

Background and skills needed

  • Major in dairy or animal science, or in a related area of study
  • Understanding of the dairy industry
  • Experience with fitting cattle
  • Familiarity with dairy cattle pedigrees
  • 4-H, FFA and/or collegiate dairy judging experience preferred

Internship resonsibilities

  • Main responsibilities will be assisting the marketing department with preparing cattle for photography, including selecting, clipping, grooming and fitting cattle
  • Assist marketing department to coordinate and execute in-house projects as designated by supervisor
  • Perform clerical duties, such as photocopying, collating mailings and filing
  • Assist other departments under direction of supervisor

Logistics

  • Location: Plain City, Ohio
  • Availability: Full-time
  • Compensation: Students are paid on an salary basis
  • Transportation: Student must provide his/her own transportation, when traveling for work, transportation will be provided
  • Travel: The duties of this position include extensive travel throughout the United States
  • Resumes must be submitted by January 1, 2015
  • Submit resumes to jbrown@selectsires.com

Questions?
Contact Jeff Brown, dairy sire product services specialist, Select Sires Inc.
11740 US 42N, Plain City, Ohio 43064
jbrown@selectsires.com
(614) 733-3440

Frequently Asked Questions about Internships

1. What are the basic responsibilities and requirements of Select Sires interns?
Select Sires is committed to providing students with internships that will not only give them a summer job, but will also help them develop a portfolio and resume as they enter the working world. Successful candidates will be those who are majoring in animal science, dairy science, agricultural economics, agricultural communications or a related field. Though specific requirements are listed below, computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets) are essential for all Select internships. Additional responsibilities may be assigned as the supervisor feels appropriate.


2. How long do the internships last?
Select Sires summer internships are approximately 12 weeks long, with start and end dates flexible with the student's school schedule.

3. How do I apply, and what are the deadlines?
There is not a formal application form for any of the Select Sires internships. Instead, candidates must submit a cover letter, resume and references. Materials for the dairy communications and dairy-sire internships are due no later than January 1, 2015.

Students are encouraged to e-mail materials to the following contacts:
Corporate communications - Terri Smith, tsmith@selectsires.com
Dairy-sire marketing - Jeff Brown, jbrown@selectsires.com
Applications also may be mailed to the appropriate person at 11740 US Hwy 42N, Plain City, OH, 43064.

4. Can I apply for more than one internship?
Yes, but please indicate in your cover letter the internships for which you are applying.

5. How many hours a week will I work?
Summer interns are considered temporary full-time employees, which typically means 40 hours per week. On limited occasions where extra hours may be required, the supervisor will work out details with the intern.

6. What if I need time off?
Select understands that college is a busy time, and therefore generally will allow one week (without pay). As with any job, prior approval from the supervisor is required.

7. How are summer interns paid?
Summer interns are paid via direct deposit on a biweekly basis. Select offers competitive compensation to interns, with details discussed when an internship offer is extended.

8. Is housing provided?
It is the student's responsibility to locate and secure appropriate housing. However, we do what we can to help locate safe, affordable housing. Select Sires has a very good working relationship with The Ohio State University, and can leverage contacts to help find good temporary homes for our interns, either on campus or with agriculture students looking for temporary summer roommates.

Still have questions? Email Select Sires Inc. info-line@selectsires.com or Terri Smith tsmith@selectsires.com and we will be more than happy to assist you.