East Foundation is seeking two interns for the summer session. Interns are expected to participate in all facets of the Foundation, including Programs, Field Operations, Ranch Operations, and Administration. The goals of the Ranch Management internship is to equip future natural resource managers with skills in management of cattle, range, and wildlife. The emphasis for ranch interns is to dedicate a majority of their time to understanding the importance and integration of range science in cattle management. East Foundation Ranch interns will assist with:
-Cattle workings (branding, sorting, palpation etc.), inventory, gathering, and rotations (50% of time) Interns will gain an understanding of stockmanship, handling, ranch economics, and husbandry.
-Vegetation surveys for forage standing crop, vegetation composition, cover, and structure (40% of time) Interns will gain skills in plant identification, vegetation sampling methods, and stocking rate calculations based on available forage.
-Wildlife surveys, exotic harvests, prescribed burns when available (10% of time)
Interns will gain hands-on experience with wildlife related field work.
In addition to the duties described above: East Foundation interns can expect to assist with the education and outreach program; management of facilities, infrastructure, security, and service; and in administrative processes.
Juniors, seniors, or recent graduates in Natural Resources, Animal Science, Wildlife and Range Management or related degree programs are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will be an honest, self-motivated person with a strong work ethic and an interest in ranching. Applicants should possess strong people skills, leadership qualities, and communication ability. This position will require working long hours in adverse conditions, and lifting objects greater than 50 lbs. Successful candidates must maintain a valid driver license. Applicants are subjected to background checks. Applicants must be able to use software such as Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, in addition to basic computer skills.
Please send the following documents to email@example.com with "Ranch Management Internship" in the subject line:
A 1–2 page statement of interest – describe your background, pertinent experiences and interests, accomplishments, and how this internship will benefit you.
Full resume – include all skills and proficiencies, volunteer experience, and/or other accomplishments.
Three references (contact information only)
A copy of your current college transcript. Applicants may submit an unofficial copy.
Cindy Pavlicek, Manager of HR and Administrative Services