With the summer break just ahead of us, students everywhere are starting to think about work and internship opportunities to boost our careers and resumes. Internships are a great way to get some hands on experience and to apply the knowledge that we gain in classes into the real world. In a job market that’s getting more competitive everyday, getting some work experience when at uni is a great way to become more competitive ourselves. On this note, the Australian Society of Animal Production and the American Society of Animal Science are offering 2 places for Australian students to go the USA as interns in science writing and communications!
If an internship is already exciting, an experience overseas is just out of this world. This opportunity consists of 8 to 12 weeks in Illinois, USA, working with the American Society of Animal Science, assisting them in scientific writing and communications. If your application is successful, you’ll receive US$5000 to assist you with travel, accommodation and visa applications! You’ll also receive mentoring in the workplace and gain a bunch of skills that will make you a better worker.
To be eligible, you must be a student enrolled in an Animal Science or Agricultural Science course (or equivalent), and be on your third or honours year during 2016. The internship is going to take place from January to March 2017. To apply, you need to write a 2000 word essay addressing the following topic: “Animals play a vital role in the social, environmental and food producing sectors of all societies. Discuss”. Send your essay to Prof. Philip Hynd at firstname.lastname@example.org before October 28, 2016, and you’ll be on you way to a great experience.
If you’d like to find out some more information about this internship, check out the official information at the Australian Society of Animal Production’s webpage. I encourage you to apply if you are eligible as working abroad is a one in a lifetime experience, so make sure you take advantage of it. So get writing, apply, and good luck!
PS: If you are looking for other internship opportunities, make sure you check out Veashka’s post.