Internship Opportunities

Internship is about what you have learned in the books

FarmsPosition: Full-time, Paid

Agriculture internships are the best way to bridge the gap between going to school and landing great job.

The primary purpose of a student’s internships is to educate the students about work in the agricultural industry. Students have to learn directly from industry experts in a work setting, giving them the skills to be successful professionals after graduation.

Many students have obtained internships that have led to offers of employment after they have completed their internships.

Pig Farm Internship.

Pig production is a specialised activity as market segments require exact carcass specifications. Production is increasingly concentrated in the hands of specialist, large-scale producers capable of controlling genetics and formulation of feed to produce carcasses that the markets demand. The majority of Danish pigs are housed indoors, creating a comfortable and efficient environment for the animals and the workforce. The industry requires competent and skilled piggery attendants to feed, water and care for pigs, supervisors to oversee the operations of the piggery, and managers to run business operations.

This program can include:

  • Exposure to all facets of the pork industry.
  • Sow, nursery and grow-finish production.
  • Sow breeding, farrowing and health strategies.
  • Processing new litter
  • Treating sick animals
  • Weaning
  • Feeding
  • Record keeping
  • Sanitation
  • Ventilation

Some of the skills learned on this program may include:

  • Care and feeding of gestating sows, lactating sows, feeder pigs and finishing pigs
  • Ration balancing
  • Hog transportation
  • Herd health management
  • Herd management
  • Marketing of crops and livestock
  • Operation of farm machinery and on-road vehicles*Actual skills learned will vary by placement and previous experience
  • Time management
  • Basic veterinary skills

*Actual skills learned will vary by placement and previous experience

Dairy Farm Internship.

Dairy Training Program participants get the opportunity to be involved in most aspects of the operation including milking, feeding, cleaning, record keeping, treatment of sick animals, and waste disposal/sanitation. Dairy Training Program participants may be involved with the hosts’ breeding and nutrition program as well.

This program can include:

  • Operation-milking
  • Feeding
  • Cleaning
  • Record keeping
  • Treatment of sick animals
  • Waste disposal/sanitation

Some of the skills learned on this program may include:

  • Care and feeding of dairy cattle
  • Ration balancing
  • Herd health management
  • Herd reproductive management
  • Operation of farm machinery and on-road vehicles
  • Time management
  • Basic veterinary skills

*Actual skills learned will vary by placement and previous experience

Field Crops And Machinery Internship. (limited)

Host farms generally range between 150 and 2,500 hectares in size. Host farms give participants good insight into most aspects of their operation, which can include drive and maintain different types of agricultural machinery. As a Field Crops participant, you will need to have great experience operating tractor and as a intern, you might not drive all of the equipment. It would depend on your skill level and how careful you are with equipment.

This program can include:

  • Operating farm machinery.
  • Planting, cultivation, harvesting.
  • Maintaining equipment and vehicles.

Some of the skills learned on this program may include:

  • Crop rotation management
  • Weed identification
  • Seed
  • Fertilizer and crop protection decisions
  • Operation of farm machinery and on-road vehicles
  • Maintenance and repair of farm machinery
  • Harvesting and drying of crops
  • Time management

*Actual skills learned will vary by placement and previous experience

 Equine Internship. (limited)

The  Equine Internship program is dedicated to improving the opportunities for students wishing to pursue an interest in the field of equine management. Through the internship, students gets practical day-to-day management of horsese and responsibility at the horse farm.  In most cases, students work hands-on with horses, however some farms may also assign responsibilities associated with record keeping, veterinary care or farm maintenance.

This program can include:

  • Provide routine health care and management of horses.
  • Become familiar with oversight and management of a horse herd and farm.

Some of the skills learned on this program may include:

  • Daily care of horses
  • Feeding
  • Turnout
  • Cleaning stalls
  • Assisting veterinarian and blacksmith
  • Some foaling
  • Grooming and exercise programs
  • Time management
  • Basic veterinary skills

*Actual skills learned will vary by placement and previous experience

Vegetable Production Internship. (limited)

Vegetable Production Internship generally include working with a variety of different vegetable crops. As a participant, you will gain hands-on experience working in sowing, transplanting, field preparation, and pest and weed control. You may also have the opportunity to help package, sort, and sell vegetable crops. Individuals interested in a Vegetable Production  Program may also be trained to operate tractors and other commonly-used equipment.

This program can include:

  • Operating tractors
  • Farms markets

Some of the skills learned on this program may include:

  • Planting
  • Fertilizing
  • Irrigating
  • Weed and insect control
  • Small equipment operation
  • Trimming
  • Propagation
  • Pollination
  • Harvesting
  • Processing
  • Packaging
  • Storage
  • Distribution
  • Sales (including farmer’s markets)

*Actual skills learned will vary by placement and previous experience

Mink Farm Internship (limited)

You will be involved in feeding animals, cleaning and sanitation of stalls, rooms and mink facilities. Care of sick animals, processing weaning, record keeping, reproduction practices and management, vaccinations, and medicating sick animals. You will be involved transportation, waste control and treatment and moving animals inside the facilities. Also you will learn to determine cost of production, time management, and problem solving skills.

This program can include:

  • Provide routine health care and management of minks.
  • Become familiar with oversight and management of a mink farm.

Some of the skills learned on this program may include:

  • Daily care of minks
  • Feeding
  • Turnout
  • Cleaning stalls
  • Assisting veterinarian
  • Time management
  • Basic veterinary skills

*Actual skills learned will vary by placement and previous experience

 

It’s not easy being an intern – but hard work pays off

You will be doing a lot of work. Expect it. In your first few weeks, your work’s quantity and novelty can be stressful — you will likely struggle to complete tasks that you know other people find easy. That’s fine, it happens to every intern and you’ll get past it. Please remember, no job is perfect.

Am I guaranteed an internship placement?

No, please keep in mind that even if you meet the qualifications, there is no guarantee of an internship.

Though we have a very high success rate, within this service we can not guarantee you a placement, as companies will make the final decision about your application. What the agri LIDA program does is help make you more “attractive” to a potential employer in a competitive job market. We want you to be successful and will try to help you any way we can!

Internship certificate

After the completion of an internship every intern is entitled to a internship certificate which bears agri LIDA Senior Executive Signature.