GLS Internship

"This summer has been a great learning experience. Through the hard work and sweat the most exciting summer came to life. The ranch is where I want to be in the future and the summer internship has helped me realize where I want to go in life." GLS Internhip journal entry

The opportunity to apply knowledge learned in the classroom to a career is essential to the education of our students. Therefore, Grazing Livestock Systems majors are required to conduct an internship consisting of at least 13 weeks of approved experiences designed to complement their academic course work. GLS interns have been in a variety of positions including field research assistant, lab technologist, assistant extension educator, NRCS field intern, and rancher. Whether roping and branding on a Nebraska Sandhills ranch or conducting experiments in a research facility, internships are tailored to the experiential learning needs of GLS students.

Components of the GLS Internship include:

  • Pre-internship development sessions
  • Proposal development
  • Proposal presentation to GLS faculty
  • 13-week internship, including keeping daily journal and conducting special project
  • Onsite visit by GLS faculty member, where feasible
  • Post-internship seminars
  • Oral presentation at GLS Internship Symposium

 

"Today was the best day for learning. I was allowed to A.I. ten head of heifers and was feeling more and more confident on each one... This has been a great experience today." GLS Internship journal entry
 

Aaron Fehringer on his internship

Aaron Fehringer on his internship on a ranch near Brewster, NE

Fehringer giving his presentation at the GLS Internship Symposium

Fehringer giving his presentation at the GLS Internship Symposium.

Alum Fehringer, beside then-Secretary of Agriculture Johanns

Alum Fehringer, beside then-Secretary of Agriculture Johanns, helped promote GLS at National Cattlemen's Beef Association Trade Show.