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UTIA Internship

 Tennessee Extension Internship Program: ANR/CED Animal Science Department
10-week Summer Internship

The student will work in the Animal Science Department, Knoxville, TN at the University of Tennessee. Prior to starting the internship, interns will participate in a day-long orientation to familiarize them with Tennessee Extension Programs in ANR.

May 22, 2019 – July 31, 2019

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Compensation in the amount of $5,500 for the 10-week internship is provided for each intern. As with any position, it is expected that an intern is able to get to and from work each day. Generally, interns ride with Extension agents during significant work-related travel and therefore do not receive a travel budget allotment. Housing not provided.

JOB DESCRIPTION
• Assist in research study implementation, sample collection and data analysis of research project at the Middle Tennessee Research and Education Center, Spring, Hill, TN
• Aid in planning and coordination of Tennessee Master Horse Programs for delivery during Summer and Fall 2019
• Assist in development and distribution of educational materials at various public events during Summer 2019
• Plan, promote and organize Horse Hay Field Days at University of Tennessee Research and Education Centers for Fall 2019
• Author and compile Extension publication(s) and newsletter(s)
• Aid in revision of educational materials for both adult and youth equine programs
• Assist with ANSC 496 Equine Industries course as able due to dates of internship
• Attend Equine Science Society meeting to promote UT Equine Extension Programs
• Monitor UTHorse.com website for public questions, relevant news articles and maintain updates for social media platforms, including Summer Equine Trivia
• Offer support as needed on extension-based research projects and other 4-H livestock events

REQUIREMENTS
• Candidate must be enrolled in a college of agriculture, natural resources, environmental science or closely related major.
• Should have completed at least 50 percent of the required course work for the Bachelor’s degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher and has not yet started a graduate program.
• Preference will be given to students presently enrolled in the University of Tennessee, Tennessee State University, any other university or college in Tennessee, or to a student resident of Tennessee enrolled elsewhere. Preference will also be given to those with Extension experience (i.e. former 4-H member, etc.). However, all eligible applicants will be considered.
• Must reside in, or live within a reasonable commuting distance of the assigned location.
• Must have own transportation to and from work.
• Must present a written and oral report of the project accomplishments and training experience at the end of the internship.
For best consideration, applications for the internship should be submitted by January 15, 2018. Applications received after this date will be reviewed if all slots have not been filled.
Applicants may be interviewed. Successful applicants will be notified by March 1, 2019.

Apply on-line at: https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/ut_knoxville/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
• Complete Online Application
• Attach Resume to Online Application
• Attach Transcript to Online Application
• Attach Completed Addendum to Online Application (https://extension.tennessee.edu/employment/Pages/Internships.aspx)

Inquiries may be made to:                                                            The University Of Tennessee
Jennie L. Ivey, PhD, PAS                                                             Department of Animal Science
Assistant Professor; Extension Equine Specialist                        2506 River Drive
Phone: (865) 974-3157                                                                257 Brehm Animal Science Building
Email: jzivey@utk.edu                                                                 Knoxville, TN 37996

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