Thursday, March 15, 2018

National Poultry and Food Distributors Association Scholarship Foundation Seeking Applicants

The National Poultry & Food Distributors Association Scholarship Foundation awards five $4,000 scholarships to students in the fields of poultry science, food science, agricultural economics/marketing, food marketing and all other areas of study related to the poultry and food industry.

Each applicant must:
  • Be a college junior or senior during the upcoming school year 
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student 
  • Be pursuing a poultry or related agricultural degree, i.e. Agricultural Business, Poultry Science, Food Science, Animal Science, Food Marketing, Ag. Econ, and other related business and agricultural degrees. 
  • Provide his or her sealed official transcript. Must be the official Transcript and stamped for authentication. 
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from his or her Dean, Department Head, and/or advisor. 
  • Complete the application 
  • Provide a one-page letter describing his or her goals and aspirations 

In late spring, the scholarship committee will review all applicants. The scholarship winners are chosen based on their aspirations, extra-curricular activities, as well as their academic progress. Winners will be contacted via phone call in July. Everyone else will receive an email.

Interested students may apply for the 2018-2019 academic year scholarships by completing the online application. The online application can be accessed here - applicants should create an account to complete the application. You can open your account and return to it anytime. You may upload supporting documents and fill out the application and essay on line. 

The application, transcript and letter of endorsement must reach the NPFDA office no later than May 31, 2018. Only official transcripts will be considered after May 31, 2018 due to the short time frame between the end of the semester and the deadline. 

NPFDA Scholarship Foundation, Inc 
2014 Osbourne Rd 
Saint Marys, GA 31558 
Phone: (770) 535-9901 
Fax: (770) 535-7385



University of Florida College of Medicine Seeking Laboratory Technologist

The University of Florida's College of Medicine is seeking applicants for a Laboratory Technologist in the Department of Pediatrics. This is an excellent opportunity to become a part of a research team to investigate pathogenesis and therapies for devastating lysosomal diseases of children, for which no treatments are currently available.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Perform experiments related to validation and characterization of small molecules regulating pathogenic cascades in lysosomal diseases
  • Conduct studies aimed at discovery of novel therapies for these diseases, such as validation of the candidate compounds from the prior high-throughput screens by using primary cells from different patients and animal models

Minimum Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor�s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and one year of relevant experience 
  • Appropriate college coursework may substitute the required experience

We will provide necessary training, but we expect the technician to have initial experience in some of the following areas:
  • Fluorescence microscopy, tandem spectroscopy, liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)
  • Tissue culture, molecular biology techniques, such as molecular cloning, transfection, RNA isolation, and Northern blotting
  • Experience in murine models, including behavioral assessments, breeding, perfusion, histology, and immunohistochemistry
  • Some knowledge of software packages such as GraphPad, Excel, PubChem, Image J, PDB,
  • Familiarity with concepts of parametric and non-parametric statistics
  • Protein techniques (enzyme kinetics, subcellular fractionation, immunoblotting, cell microscopy)

Because of the nature of this work, schedule flexibility is required.

The research lab is located at the Academic Research Bldg. at the University of Florida. 

Applicants are requested to email a CV along with contact (email address and phone number) to three references to gmaegawa@ufl.edu

Apply: http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/503542/ops-lab-technician

For more information, please contact:

Gustavo H.B. Maegawa M.D,. Ph.D.,
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics, University of Florida, College of Medicine
Phone: 352-294-5559 Fax: 352-294-5712 Email: gmaegawa@ufl.edu


Monday, March 12, 2018

Sombrero Stables Seeking Summer Interns


Sombrero is one of the largest guest horse operations in the country, currently running about 1500 head of horses. Sombrero has been around for over 50 years and is still owned by the same family. Each year, several stables hire people from around the country to come spend a summer in Colorado working with horses. Each stable takes guests on trail rides in the Rocky Mountains and maintains a herd of up to 150 horses at a time. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in a summer job or an internship. 

Most wranglers stay for about a 90 day period over the summer months. There is an opportunity for a few wranglers to stay for a year. Additionally, wranglers are need for the spring semester to start working right away.

This job requires horse knowledge and solid experience, and a love of working with people. It is hard work and long hours, but it is very rewarding. If you are someone who loves horses, people, and working outside you should consider applying. 

Spring and summer 2018 season applications are currently being accepted. 

POSITIONS AVAILABLE 
  • Employees of the company are involved with all aspects of a stable operation. Including, but not limited to: 
  • Leading trail rides
  • Riding horses of different levels of difficulty
  • All maintenance and cleaning duties associated with a stable
  • Grooming and feeding procedures
  • Saddling and unsaddling of horses
  • Full range of daily customer contact

PAY RATES 
  • The pay includes a monthly salary plus your room and board
  • If you complete your contract you receive a season bonus
  • The other form of income is "tips" from the guests on the trail rides
  • The total income from this obviously hinges a great deal on your performance and abilities to take care of the guests
  • Tips are not put into a "general fund," so if you and the other wranglers on your trail ride keep the guests happy and safe you will do well with tips

BENEFITS
  • Housing in some of the most beautiful places in the state of Colorado is provided free of charge
  • Most locations provide a free washer and dryer for your use
  • Breakfast and lunch and often dinner are provided to employees
  • Working outdoors in the Colorado Rocky Mountains
  • Continuous contact with horses
  • Meeting new people and making new contacts in the horse industry

LODGING
  • Seasonal employees are housed in ranch style bunk houses with inside bathrooms
  • All employees share a room with fellow employees; no coed quarters
  • Employees are required to live where assigned

TRANSPORTATION 
  • A personal vehicle is not necessary for employment, but is a nice luxury for your days off
  • The cost of round trip transportation is the responsibility of the employee, and should be considered before applying 

IMPORTANT
  • A minimum age of 18 is required for all employees
  • Various starting and ending dates can be accommodated. Applicants who are able to stay until early September may be given preference
  • If you are offered a work agreement, please do not accept unless you plan on fulfilling all aspects of the job including: the position designated, the stated wage, and the employment dates
  • All employees must be willing to perform duties as assigned and accept changes in position and location as required
  • Applicants should be aware that these jobs are physically demanding and require lifting, bending, standing and kneeling, as well as use of tools and exposure to the risks of being in contact with horses
  • Applicant must be able to mount and dismount a horse from the ground
  • Applicants are required to participate in activities involving heavy lifting and horseback riding
  • Applicants must have a valid CPR & First Aid card upon arrival (not at time of application) 

TO APPLY:

If you would like to be considered for any location, please send complete application to the Estes Park address. Download the application here:
Please include:
  • Short biographical statement about yourself highlighting any special skills or life experiences that are horse related and that you feel would make you a better employee
    • Let us know if you have spent any time teaching children or adults how to ride
    • Let us know how long you have ridden, what kind of riding you have done, what kind of work you have done with horses, and if you have ever owned horses.
  • Full-length photo of yourself
  • References and their contact information is strongly encoruaged
  • MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE ALL MATERIALS IN THE SAME MAILING ENVELOPE! 

If we are able to offer you employment, you will receive a work agreement indicating your position, salary, beginning and ending employment dates, terms and conditions of employment, and other information. 

There is no deadline for applications, but we will begin going over applications and hiring as we receive them, so get yours in as soon as you can! 

Please send applications directly to our stable address in Estes Park: 

Sombrero Stables 
1895 Big Thompson Ave 
Estes Park CO, 80517 
re: Job Application 

For questions regarding Sombrero or the internship, please contact:

Kristyn Day
970-586-4577

For more information on Sombrero Stables, please visit:

American Paint Horse Association Seeking Applicants for Summer and Fall Publications & Marketing Internships



Position:
APHA Publications & Marketing internships 
Immediate Supervisor: Director of Publications 
Available: Summer 2018 (May-August); Fall 2018(September�November). Specific dates may be modified to fit the intern�s needs. 

Introduction: The American Paint Horse Association is the world�s second-largest equine breed association, located in the heart of horse country, Fort Worth, Texas. The association offers several paid publications/marketing internships annually to college juniors, seniors or recent graduates who have an interest in promoting Paint Horses and the people who love them, as well as learning the ins and outs of working at a breed association. 

Responsibilities: Our readers are the ultimate fans of Paint Horses, and their interests cover all aspects of Paints� versatility. APHA�s publications�the Paint Horse Journal and Chrome�are diverse, as are the association�s marketing efforts; interns will have the opportunity to employ their horse knowledge, explore new avenues and generate tons of clips and published pieces ideal for a professional portfolio. 

The publications/marketing intern works in the Content Department, but also collaborates with APHA graphics, sales and performance staff. 

Duties might include:
  • Assisting in the production of APHA publications 
  • Photography Development
  • Generating web stories for apha.com and mychromelife.com
  • Assisting in social media marketing
  • Planning and execution of marketing programs and promotions
  • On-site event coverage at AjPHA Youth World Championship Show (Summer) or APHA World Championship Show (Fall)

Requirements: Applicants must be college juniors, seniors or recent graduates ready to make a difference at an equine publication. Applicants should be majoring in journalism, agricultural journalism, marketing or a related field, and should possess a strong interest in Paint Horses. Interns should have a desire to learn about breed associations while developing the skills necessary to succeed in the equine publishing/marketing industry. Horse knowledge is required. 

Intern applicants should have strong writing skills, a solid grasp on Associated Press style, grammar and feature writing, and be able to work independently. Candidates should have at least a basic understanding of digital photography and an interest in strengthening photography skills. 

Preference is given to candidates with experience writing for equine publications and those with a passion for the Paint Horse industry. The ideal intern is a self-motivated, creative thinker. Responsibility, a willingness to learn, and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines are paramount. 

Salary: $1,200 per month 

Housing & Transportation: The intern is responsible for transportation, room and board. APHA is located in northeast Fort Worth, and public transportation is not available. The APHA World Championship Show and AjPHA Youth World Championship Show take place about 10 miles from APHA headquarters. APHA staff can assist the intern with finding available housing in the area. 

To Apply: Submit the following materials to APHA: 
  • Resume
  • Cover letter  
  • Current references
  • At least three news or feature writing samples 
  • At least three photography samples 
  • A personal essay at least 500 words�tell us about yourself and why you�re the best candidate for this internship

Attn: 
APHA, Human Resources
PO Box 961023
Fort Worth, Texas 76161-0023
Fax: (817) 222-8488 (please call (817) 834-2742 to confirm receipt of faxed materials only)

Please submit information by March 15 for the summer internship, and by June 15 for the fall internship.

For more information on APHA�s Publications please visit: http://apha.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018InternshipAnnouncement-combo.pdf


American Paint Horse Association Seeking Applicants for Summer Marketing & Sales Internship



Position: Marketing & Sales Internship
Immediate Supervisor: Senior Director of Marketing 
Duration: Three months 
Available: Mid-May through mid-July 2018 (dates may be adjusted slightly to fit intern�s needs) 

Introduction: The American Paint Horse Association is a horse breed registry located in Fort Worth, Texas. The association performs the function of registration, record keeping, show management, sale scheduling, field services, racing coordination, publishing, public relations, information dissemination and administration. In addition, the association fulfills its purpose of promoting the American Paint Horse through efficient service to members, directors and the general public. 

Summary: The intern will work in the Marketing/Sales/Sponsorship department, as well as have the opportunity to work closely with individuals in editorial, graphics and other departments. 

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to: 
  • Assist with marketing efforts for the APHA Youth World Show and APHA in general 
  • Create/disseminate press releases 
  • Assist sales team with sales efforts ranging from lead generation to collecting information for ads and other World Show-related sales products
  • Assist with sponsorship fulfillment tasks
  • Perform additional related tasks as needed 

Basic Requirements: Seeking an individual majoring in Marketing, Agricultural Communication/Journalism, Public Relations, Business Development or related field, who desires to learn more about breed associations and develop skills to work within the horse industry. 

Other Requirements: 
  • Strong writing and organizational skills 
  • Self-starter with the ability to follow-through with a project 
  • Must be detail-oriented, flexible and able to multi-task 
  • Horse experience a plus 
  • Knowledge of AP Stylebook a plus 
  • Ability to work cohesively with a wide range of personalities a must 

Salary: $1,200 per month 

Housing and Transportation: The intern is responsible for transportation, room and board. The APHA office is located in Northeast Fort Worth and there is no public transportation. The intern must provide his/her own transportation.

To Apply: Submit resume with cover letter stating qualification to the American Paint Horse Association. Writing samples are also encouraged. 

Send all applications for review to:
APHA, Human Resources Dept.
P.O. Box 961023
Fort Worth, TX 76161-0023
Fax 817-222-8488

Resumes will be accepted through March 15, 2018. 


American Paint Horse Association Seeking Applicants for Summer Performance Department Internships



Position:
Performance Department / Youth World Show Internship 
Available: May 2018 � July/August 2018 

Introduction: The American Paint Horse Association is the world�s second-largest international equine breed association headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. Registering more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded, APHA promotes, preserves and provides meaningful experiences with Paint Horses. The Association performs the function of registration, record keeping, show management, field services, racing coordination, publishing, public relations, information dissemination and administration. In addition, the Association fulfills its purpose of promoting the American Paint Horse through efficient service to members, directors and the general public. The Performance Department was created to organize and develop different programs for the association to meet the needs of its members� wide array of interests and ages. The Performance Department handles the following programs: Youth, Amateur, showing and judging. The Performance Department also oversees the management of the APHA Youth World Show held June 25-July 8, 2018 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas. 

Responsibilities: The Intern will work primarily in the Performance Department and will also have the opportunity to work with individuals in marketing, media and Paint Horse Journal. The intern will rotate to different departments within APHA so that they get an understanding of how each department and job relates to the overall success of a breed association. The intern will assist staff and show management with various duties related to the Performance Department and the World Show including, but not limited to: 
  • Projects related to Youth Program, Amateur Program, Shows and Judging 
  • Award preparation and distribution 
  • World Show preparation 
  • Coordination of events during the show 
  • Post show reporting of statistics and results 

Basic Requirements: Seeking individual majoring in Animal Science, Equine Science, Agribusiness or related field who desires to learn more about breed associations and develop skills to work within the horse industry. Duration of Internship: This internship will be from May to July/August. However, these dates may be modified to fit the intern�s schedule. 

Salary: $1,200 per month 

Housing and Transportation: The intern is responsible for transportation, room and board. The APHA office is located in Northeast Fort Worth and there is no public transportation. 

To Apply: Submit resume with cover letter describing student�s horse background/experience and why the student wants an internship with the APHA. 

Send all applications to: 
APHA, Human Resource Dept.
P.O. Box 961023
Fort Worth, TX 76161-0023
jmitchell@apha.com
Fax: 817-834-3152

Resumes must be received by March 15, 2018. Please be sure to state which internship you are applying for � summer or fall.


American Paint Horse Association Seeking Applicants for Fall Performance Department Internships




Position: Performance Department / Open/Amateur World Show Internship
Available: August 2018 � November/December 2018 

Introduction: The American Paint Horse Association is the world�s second-largest international equine breed association headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. Registering more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded. APHA promotes, preserves and provides meaningful experiences with Paint Horses. The Association performs the function of registration, record keeping, show management, field services, racing coordination, publishing, public relations, information dissemination and administration. In addition, the Association fulfills its purpose of promoting the American Paint Horse through efficient service to members, directors and the general public. The Performance Department was created to organize and develop different programs for the association to meet the needs of its members� wide array of interests and ages. The Performance Department handles the following programs: Youth, Amateur, showing and judging. The Performance Department also oversees the management of the APHA World Show held September 17-30, 2018 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas. 

Responsibilities: The Intern will work primarily in the Performance Department and will also have the opportunity to work with individuals in marketing, media and Paint Horse Journal. The intern will rotate to different departments within APHA so that they might get an understanding of how each department and job relates to the overall success of the association. The intern will assist staff and show management with various duties related to the Performance Department and the World Show including, but not limited to:
  • Projects related to Youth Program, Amateur Program, Shows and Judging
  • Award preparation and distribution 
  • World Show preparation 
  • Coordination of events during the show 
  • Post show reporting of statistics and results 

Basic Requirements: Seeking individual majoring in Animal Science, Equine Science, Agribusiness or related field who desires to learn more about breed associations and develop skills to work within the horse industry. 

Duration of Internship: This internship will be from August to November/December. However, these dates may be modified to fit the intern�s schedule. 

Salary: $1,200 per month 

Housing and Transportation: The intern is responsible for transportation, room and board. The APHA office is located in Northeast Fort Worth and there is no public transportation. 

To Apply: Submit resume with cover letter describing student�s horse background/experience and why the student wants an internship with the APHA. 

Send all applications to: 
APHA, Human Resource Dept.
P.O. Box 961023
Fort Worth, TX 76161-0023
Fax : 817-834-3152

Resumes must be received by March 15, 2018. Please be sure to state which internship you are applying for � summer or fall.