HAMILTON, Mich. — Michigan Allied Poultry Industries (MAPI) announced that applications are now open for its summer internship program. The organization has identified 32 openings for summer internships at five farms and agriculture suppliers across Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.
The MAPI internship program aims to help college students interested in the poultry industry gain an immersive experience and make connections with family farms. All internships are paid positions.
“Michigan’s poultry industry has a growing number of opportunities for students interested in the daily tasks of farm management or the ‘behind-the-curtain’ logistics of animal science and research development,” said Allison Brink, MAPI’s executive director. “We offer a unique, mentor-based, hands-on experience to help future leaders in our industry find their strengths and interests while building their network with local farms.”
Interns will receive on-farm training and learn in-depth skills at vertically integrated farms where students will see and learn about operations at many levels; this includes everything from food safety to managing egg hatcheries. Students will train alongside a mentor and independently to develop skills while accomplishing daily hands-on tasks.
MAPI’s internship applications are due by Jan. 15. Application and additional information are available at: https://www.mipoultry.com/internships.
About Michigan Allied Poultry Industries
Michigan Allied Poultry Industries, Inc. (MAPI) is a non-profit statewide trade organization representing Michigan’s egg, chicken and turkey farmers and their young stock network of breeders, hatcheries and pullet growers. Michigan poultry producers formed MAPI in 1940 by to collaborate on issues facing the industry. Today, the organization is still farmer-led, working together for the advancement and prosperity of Michigan’s poultry industry.
— Michigan Allied Poultry Industries