Sept. 7 2016 09:44 AM

Internships, like the Hoard's Dairyman editorial internship, let college students "try on" a job before graduation and entering the real world.

2016 interns

A new school year has just begun, but it's not too early for college students to start thinking about their plans for next summer. Many internship application deadlines are early in the fall, and the same is true for the Hoard's Dairyman editorial internship.

For the past 28 years, Hoard's Dairyman has hired a summer editorial intern. The intern has the opportunity to write for both the print magazine and our online communication channels. They are involved with the production of the World Dairy Expo supplement, and they get the chance to travel to meetings and dairy farms across the country.

This is a journalism internship filled with learning opportunities and one-on-one mentoring from the Hoard's Dairyman editorial team. The internship is based out of our Fort Atkinson, Wis., office, right in America's Dairyland.

Don't just take our word for it. Read what our 2016 intern, Oklahoma State University student Taylor Leach, had to say about her experience in this blog. Or, watch this post-internship interview with our 2014 intern, Maggie Seiler, who graduated from Kansas State University and has since joined the Hoard's Dairyman editorial team full time.

Be sure to enjoy the school year, but don't forget to look ahead to learning opportunities for next summer. If you are interested in our Hoard's Dairyman internship for 2017, apply by October 12, 2016. Students should mail a cover letter, resume, grade transcript, and three written letters of recommendation from references to Abby Bauer, Associate Editor, 28 Milwaukee Ave. West, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538.

More information can be found at If you have any questions, please contact us at (920) 563-5551 or Remember, all application materials are due by October 12, 2016.

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The author is an associate editor and covers animal health, dairy housing and equipment, and nutrient management. She grew up on a dairy farm near Plymouth, Wis., and previously served as a University of Wisconsin agricultural extension agent. She received a master's degree from North Carolina State University and a bachelor's from University of Wisconsin-Madison.