College students often find themselves faced with the question, "What do you plan to do after graduation?" Some students know exactly what they want to do after college; for others, the idea of finishing school and entering the workforce may be met with more uncertainty.
Whether you're still trying to figure out what you want to be when you grow up, or you've had your career path cemented since Kindergarten, internships are a great way to "try on" a job to see how it fits with your talents and interests. Internships are also a valuable opportunity to gain work skills, learn what areas you still need to grow in, and make connections within the industry you hope to work in after graduation.
For the past 27 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.
But don't just take it from us. Read what our 2015 intern, University of Wisconsin-River Falls student Brittany Statz, had to say about her experience in this blog. Or, watch this post-internship interview with our 2014 intern, Maggie Seiler, who has since graduated from Kansas State University.
Summer may seem far away, but many internship deadlines are quickly approaching. If you are interested in our Hoard's Dairyman internship, apply by October 23, 2015. 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.
If you have any questions, please contact us at (920) 563-5551 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember, all application materials are due by October 23, 2015.
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.