Sept. 18 2017 08:00 AM

Applications are now available for the Hoard’s Dairyman editorial internship for 2018, which marks the 30th year of the program.

For three decades, a summer intern has joined the editorial team of Hoard’s Dairyman for a first hand look at life as an editor. These interns have gone on to productive careers throughout the dairy industry and beyond. A few of them even joined our staff full time after graduation.

The intern has the opportunity to write for both the print magazine and our online blog. 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.

Internships are the best way to really immerse yourself in a potential career field and try it on for size. You’ll learn about the job, of course, but you may be surprised how much you discover about yourself in the process. Take a look at what our 2017 intern, Elise Regusci, said about her experience in this blog, “A summer that exceeded my expectations.

The search is now underway for our 30th intern. Next summer seems far away, but the due date for our internship materials is just a month away. We encourage any students interested in journalism and dairy to apply by October 18, 2017. Students should mail a cover letter, résumé, 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 on our website. If you have any questions, please contact us at (920) 563-5551 or Remember, all application materials are due by October 18, 2017. We hope to hear from you!

Abby Bauer

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.