Minnesota/Select Sires Co-op, Inc.


Create a learning environment where current students can experience the different functions and employee roles in our company. Activities will be based upon an introductory program followed by experience with our employees serving the genetic and reproductive needs of dairy producers. Our intent is to provide successful candidates with the knowledge they need to consider beginning their career with the leading genetics and reproductive services company; operated in a cooperative business structure.

Candidate Position Requirements:

  • Currently attending a 2 or 4 year college in Minnesota or surrounding states
  • (and a resident of Minnesota or North Dakota when not at school)
  • Student should have completed their 1st year (2 year college) or 2nd year (4 year college) by the time the internship begins. (target start date of May 1st; with flexibility of when various schools dismiss for the summer)
  • Pursuing a degree in bovine agriculture to be applied in bovine production or the industry that serves bovine producers
  • Valid Drivers License

  • Activities to Include:

    Active Involvement and learning in:

  • A.I. Systems in Dairy (Technician Services, Estrous Detection, Semen Handling, etc.)
  • Reproductive Solutions–Performance Analysis, Consultation, e-Monitoring Systems
  • Sales Representation–Account Management, Needs Discovery, Solution Selling, Client Service
  • Genetic Consultation–Breeding Strategies, Genetic Selection, Mating Systems
  • Key Project---a mutually agreed upon project for the internship will be developed and completed

  • Ideal Candidates:

    Minnesota/Select Sires Co-op, Inc., is an organization where customers and employees come first. Students possessing strong character traits and work-ethic, value working in a team setting and are passionate about bovine genetics and reproduction will rank high in our evaluations. The Reproductive Services function of our business is the fastest growing aspect of our business. Candidates that have a direct desire to begin their career in this area and/or are comfortable with learning that aspect of our business as a foundation to their A.I. Industry career will receive valuable consideration. Our dairy internships will spend time primarily in Minnesota and in the dairy market segment.

    Position Includes:

    Monthly stipend, use of a business vehicle (if insurable), paid expenses while traveling, Select Sires apparel.

    Please Submit:

  • Cover letter that details reasons of interest in our internship program and career objectives, along with resume.
  • Applications should be submitted electronically prior to November 1, 2019 to:
  • E-Mail: mnselect@mnss.coop

  • Questions may be directed toward:

    Chris Sigurdson, General Manager email

    Office Phone: (320) 259-6680 / (800) 795-1233 or Cell Phone: 320-292-2059