Grazing Livestock Systems Internship
The opportunity to apply knowledge learned in the classroom to a career is essential to the education of our students. Grazing Livestock Systems (GLS) degree option students 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, a 13-week internship with daily journaling, conducting a special project, an onsite visit by a GLS faculty member and post-internship presentation at the annual Internship Symposium. An internship handbook provides students with step-by-step direction for completing an internship.
2019 Presenters & Their Internships
- Caden Billings, Daybreak Ranch, Highmore, SD / Read more about Caden's work with Daybreak Ranch
- Colten Bergt, JJ & SE Jenkins, LLC and Ten Cattle Company, LLC, Callaway, NE / Read more about Colten's work with the Jenkins enterprise
- Ronald Kramer, Nebraska Ranch Practicum, Whitman, NE and Wildwood Farms, LLC, Valparaiso, NE
2018 Presenters & Their Internships
- Scott Gates, Lone Creek Cattle Company / Read more about Scott's work with the Lone Creek Cattle Company
- Emily Gill, Calleva Outdoors
- Alex Hays, Nebraska Ranch Practicum
- Alexa Johnson, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center
- Katelin Oborny, Institutional Animal Care Program at UNL
Past Presenters & Their Internships
- Matt Grimes, Maddux Cattle Company, Imperial, NE / Read more about Matt's work with the Maddux Cattle Company