The PDPW Enhanced Internship Program offers a platform and resource for collegiate-level students to partner with a pre-qualified active dairy farmer for an educational, hands-on, on-farm professional experience in Wisconsin.
Our approved host farms are vetted as professional, experienced farms that will provide a safe and substantial learning experience for the best and brightest. This internship does not have a deadline. Students are invited to participate at any time during the year and may contact an approved farm site at any time.
The internship parameters are determined between the student and host farm.
New in 2022 will be an opportunity for Enhanced Internship students to join together for a summer program. During this time, students will have the opportunity to network with fellow interns from around the country and continue their growth and learning in the dairy industry. More details to come.
PDPW’s Enhanced Internship program is limited to those interested in pursuing a profession in the dairy industry as a dairy producer, veterinarian, and/or other allied industry in the dairy field. Internships should be tailored to meet the individual needs of the farm, but should allow for a diversity of duties involved in the day‐to‐day operations. Additionally, employers are encouraged to allow their intern exposure to business planning and personnel management of the host farm.
View information and farm employers here: https://pdpw.org/enhanced-internship-program/
Step 1: Student reviews PDPW approved farm listing internship opportunities and selects potential employment sites to apply.
Step 2: Student sends cover letter and resume directly to farm‐site(s) of choice.
Step 3: If offered an internship, the student completes the “Disclaimer of Liability” form and sends to PDPW.
Step 4: If the internship is offered to the student, the student works with the farm to set internship parameters and is responsible for completing the documentation necessary to receive academic credit for this internship.