DESIGN YOUR PERFECT INTERNSHIP

Choose from one or any combination of the following focus areas to create a rewarding internship with your skills and career goals in mind.
GENETIC CONSULTING
Travel within a multi-state region to large, progressive partner dairies or work with source herds for Alta’s product development and PEAK programs. Implement customized genetic plans, assist with sire procurement, provide performance reports using DairyComp, assist with Holstein Association SET evaluations and select and prepare daughters for professional photography.
REPRODUCTIVE MANAGEMENT
Develop your understanding of advanced herd reproductive strategies with thorough hands-on experience. Assist with pregnancy diagnosis, artificial insemination, tail striping, heat detection and monitoring herd reproductive performance using DairyComp in herds averaging 2,000 cows.
SALES
Work with our current network of sales managers to build your own portfolio of accounts. Provide genetic, reproductive and calf management consulting advice, and develop customized solutions for current and prospect progressive progressive farms and ranches.
MARKETING & TRAINING
Enhance your skills in all areas of marketing, communications and training by promoting the URUS companies globally through online, print and video communication pieces.
CALF MANAGEMENT
Work with the SCCL team on new research projects to advance the health and productivity of neonatal calves. Or use your sales and marketing skills to promote SCCL products through trade show involvement and producer and vet meetings.
DAIRY HERD MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE
Dairy Herd Management Software: Develop your understanding on current VAS products and software including DairyComp, FeedComp, ParlorComp, and more. Increase your knowledge, awareness and efficiency with dairy herd management software and practical application in every day, on-farm use.
LABORATORIES AND PRODUCTION
Work with laboratory support groups on product quality. Production interns focus on veterinary or bovine management related to bull housing, feeding and health.

If you have a passion

for the industry and

helping progressive

producers, we want

to work with you!

Hannah Burken, Iowa State University

ALTA ADVANTAGE INTERN

Why Alta? “What I like best about Alta Genetics is the culture within the company and the numerous amounts of networking opportunities that it has provided me both with industry leaders and progressive dairy farmers. As a company, they truly care about creating extra value for their clients.”

Mathew DeWitte, University of Wisconsin-Madison

GLOBAL MARKETING ANALYST INTERN

“As a URUS intern I have had numerous experiences to showcase and develop my talents by working on a wide range of projects focusing on building my experience in the business ag industry. I was given the responsibility and freedoms to develop my leadership and communication skills every day through the projects I tackled. Working at URUS has instilled confidence within me to feel comfortable and poised in networking and has prepared me for the work force more than any other internship has before.”

Nicole Pralle, University of Wisconsin-Madison

GLOBAL MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

“My time at URUS has given me a unique opportunity to learn and engage in multiple facets of the agricultural industry, all under URUS. I have expanded my knowledge in data acquisition, agronomy testing, genetics, global marketing, international communications, human resources and market analyzing. The amount of professional growth I have gained over the time of my internship is unfathomable and has helped prepare me to enter into any area of the dairy industry workforce.”

Lars Schilderink, California Polytechnic State University

ALTA PREMIER ACCOUNT INTERN

“My time with Alta Genetics has provided me with greater experiences than I could have asked for. I feel very fortunate to have worked with the passionate and results-focused people of Alta, and I enjoyed witnessing the valuable relationships that they have with the dairies that they work with. The unique thing I found about this internship program is that it is designed to help the intern grow; it is not designed to simply hire an extra hand for the summer. The program’s flexibility caters to any level of intensity and responsibility that interns may wish to pursue!”

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