US - The Poultry Science Association Foundation has celebrated its first cohort of interns from a scheme launched in January at its annual awards ceremony.
The seven interns were part of the Andrew F. Giesen III Undergraduate Internship Programme aimed at education of talented undergraduate students.
The programme is part of the recruitment of potential graduate students interested in science through the PSA Foundation Charting Our Course – Securing Future Leadership for Poultry Campaign (Capital Campaign).
The campaign was launched by the PSA Foundation in January 2015 and aims to develop scientific leaders in subject matter areas, such as poultry genetics, health, nutrition, and food safety and quality, for the poultry enterprise and allied industry.
This unique internship program was made possible by the very generous gifts of the family of Andrew F. Giesen III: Giesen’s wife Linda, daughter Carrie, son Joseph and sister Gwen; charitable contributions of Giesen’s Novus colleagues; and Novus International, Inc.
Further, seven institutional partners kindly assisted by co-sponsoring an intern in coordination with the initial gifts to the PSA Foundation. Their support made it possible for a greater number of talented students to benefit from the internship program’s experience.
Institutional partners included: BioResource International, Inc., Cobb-Vantress, Inc. with University of Arkansas Poultry Health Lab, Feedlogic Corporation, Hy-Line International, Novus International, Inc., Pacific Vet Group USA with University of Arkansas Poultry Health Lab and Perdue Farms Inc.
The student application process for 2016 Giesen Undergraduate Interns is anticipated to begin in early September.
Selections will be completed in late fall to accommodate the student planning process prior to the end of the 2016 spring semester. The 2016 Giesen Undergraduate Interns will begin their internship in the summer of 2016.ThePoultrySite News Desk