AMSA is an individual membership organization of meat scientists representing major university research and teaching institutions and meat processing companies in the United States and internationally. Our members conduct basic and applied research and education programs in muscle growth and development, meat quality, food safety, processing technology and consumer and marketing issues relevant to the international meat industry.
AMSA is currently seeking one student that meets our qualifications (see below) to complete a 3-month internship. The deadline for all applications is May 22, 2017.
Position: Youth Programs, Meat Judging Internship
Location: Remote position, however the student will be required to travel to the contests listed below.
Time Period: September-November, 2017
Scholarship: $800/month or partial assistantship reimbursement provided to the University department where the student is enrolled.
Intern General Responsibilities:
Student will assist AMSA staff with fall meat judging tasks including but not limited to: traveling to all fall contests, interacting with official committees and plant personnel, assist with contest setup and operations, scoring contests, managing contest materials.
Student will engage in social media to promote AMSA meat judging.
Student will update AMSA website with contest results.
Work with staff on other assignments as needed.
The student will be expected to travel to all fall meat judging contests including:
Hormel National Barrow Show – Austin, MN – September 7 - 10
Eastern National – Wyalusing, Pennsylvania – September 28 – October 1
American Royal – Omaha, Nebraska – October 12 - 16
National 4H – Manhattan, KS – October 16 - 18
Cargill High Plains – Friona, Texas - October 26 - 30
International – Dakota City, Nebraska - November 9 - 13
This AMSA internship will provide an excellent opportunity to network with people throughout the meat industry.
Must be an AMSA member with meat judging experience
Graduate student with meat judging coaching experience preferred
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Must have own computer for assignments
Proficiency with Microsoft Office, internet, social media platforms, and email.
College student at an accredited university at time of application
Ability to prioritize and handle a variety of assignments simultaneously
Minimum 3.0 GPA
Complete the application questions below and include with your cover letter
Resume including references
Reference letter from major professor
College transcripts (must be emailed with application, official or unofficial transcript accepted)
All application materials must be submitted online at: http://careers.meatscience.org/
Application Questions to include and answer in your cover letter:
Please list any activities relevant to the youth programs internship for which you are applying for.
Why are you interested in the AMSA internship?
Please describe what tasks have you completed that required you to work independently?
The American Meat Science Association is the professional scientific society for individuals who create and apply science to efficiently provide safe and high quality meat. Headquartered in Champaign, Illinois, AMSA fosters communication and collaboration among its global membership. Key programs include the Reciprocal Meat Conference, Meat Judging and other student education initiatives, and publications.