Do you have a passion for the dairy industry? As an intern, do you want to learn from, work with and help progressive dairy producers? If so, we want to work with you!
Choose from one, or any combination, of the following focus areas to design your customized and rewarding internship – with your skills and career goals in mind.
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, learn more about sire procurement, create and provide performance reports using DairyComp, and select and prepare daughters for professional photography.
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.
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 dairy farms.
Marketing, Communications & Training
Enhance your skills in all areas of marketing, communications and training by promoting the Alta and the URUS companies globally through online, print and video communication pieces.
Work with the team at our sister company, SCCL, 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 or vet meetings.
Dairy Herd Management Software
Develop your understanding on the VAS Platform, 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 & Production
Work with laboratory support groups on product quality. Production interns focus on veterinary or bovine management related to bull housing, feeding and health.
As part of the URUS family of companies, we join forces with PEAK Genetics, SCCL, and VAS to support modern, progressive dairy farmers worldwide and provide them the knowledge they need to improve their dairy herd management practices now, and into the future.
Our application deadline for 2020 summer internships has now passed. Please check back for future internship opportunities!
“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!”
Lars Schilderink, California Polytechnic State University
2019 Alta Premier Account Intern
“I love that Alta clearly follows their mission statement and I can see it being executed by each employee. Every Alta employee is valued and has access to numerous opportunities that allows them to grow individually. There is such high energy and success at Alta. I am very thankful and excited to be a part of it”
Eva Doornink, University of Minnesota
2019 Alta Global Marketing & Communications Intern
“I got to experience the dairy industry in the Northwest US. I truly enjoyed getting to work with the amazing employees within Alta as well as the large progressive dairy farmers. Getting to experience large scale progressive dairy farming was definitely my favorite part of the summer, especially seeing how reproduction protocols function at such high levels. I also learned that people buy products and services from people through positive relationships. This was an experience of a lifetime.”
Matthew Lansing, Iowa State University
2018 Alta ADVANTAGE Intern and current Alta District Sales Manager