Colorado State University Equine Reproduction Lab Intern Position Available

The Equine Reproduction Laboratory at Colorado State University is accepting applications for an Equine Breeding Farm Internship that will begin on July 1, 2017. The goal of the program is to provide advanced training in equine breeding farm procedures and management. The program is aimed preferentially for people with a sincere desire to pursue a career in the equine breeding industry.

Interns will participate in a one (1) year program. One intern will start on January 1 and finish on December 31 of that same year. A second intern will start on July 1 and finish on June 30 of the following year. 

  • Applicants should have completed a BS degree in Equine Sciences, Animal Science or related discipline
  • Candidates must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date
  • The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. at time of application; the Department of Biomedical Sciences will not provide visa sponsorship for this position
  • This is a non-degree program. A certificate of achievement will be provided upon successful completion of the program. Job placement assistance will be available upon request.

A salary will be provided and interns will live in an apartment on-site at the Equine Reproduction Laboratory. Rent is required as with all on-campus housing.

Reproductive training will include:

  • Stallion
    • Stallion handling 
    • Stallion management
    • Semen collection 
    • Preparation of cooled-transported semen
    • Semen evaluation 
    • Semen freezing
  • Mare
    • Hormone therapy 
    • Reproductive management of mares 
    • Artificial insemination 
    • Care of the pregnant mare and foaling 
    • Embryo transfer management 
    • Care of the newborn foal
    • Dystocia management 
    • Herd health management

Interns will be responsible for the following (at a minimum) and may be assigned other duties.

  • Assistance with the Clinical Equine Reproduction Program (horse handling, herd health management, record keeping, etc)
  • Assistance with general laboratory functions (including autoclaving, equipment cleaning, laundry, reception, etc)
  • Participation in foal watch and foaling (provide back-up and assistance to students in the Foaling Management class)
  • After-hours help with artificial inseminations, embryo transfer and horse arrivals/departures (rotate with or provide back-up to graduate students)
  • Weekend on duty or on-call (after-hours availability every other weekend for each intern)
  • Night barn checks (i.e. monitor client-owned horses)

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Applications are due April 15, 2017


Posted: March 15, 2017


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