Youth Internships and Scholarships

Summer 2019 Applications are open. 

Applications for the summer of 2019 are due November 1, 2018. 

Why spend my summer at Trans Ova Genetics?

In today's job market, experience gives you the edge. Trans Ova Genetics offers a summer internship program that is designed to give students who have a passion for the animal science and reproduction industry a hands-on and real world experience in the area of reproductive technologies. 

How many positions are available?

There will be ten positions available for Summer 2019 (May through July). Seven of these positions will be based out of Sioux Center, Iowa. There will also be one position for the Centerville, Texas location, and two positions for the Boonsboro, Maryland location. 
Internship types include: 
- Professional Services Intern
- Client Services Intern
- Cattle Herdsman Intern
- Production Assistant Intern
- Farm Team Herdsman Intern
- Professional Services Embryologist Intern

When does the internship begin and end?

The internship will begin in May (as soon as school is finished), and the position will conclude towards the end of July to the first week in August. 

When are applications due? 

Interested candidates must complete the online application in order to be considered for an internship. Click on the "Careers" tab to complete the online application and upload your cover letter and resume prior to November 1. Qualified candidates will be contacted and interviews will take place towards the end of November and selections will be completed by December 15. 

Candidates should receive an email after applying letting you know your application has been received.  However, application materials will not be passed along to the hiring teams until after the November 1st deadline so you will not receive an update on your application until after that November 1 deadline. 

What will I experience?

As a part of the Trans Ova team, you will be assisting veterinarians in performing procedures such as embryo transfer (ET) and in vitro fertilization (IVF). Responsibilities also include assistance in flushing, freezing and thawing of embryos, organizing and preparing recipient and donor cows for ET and IVF procedures, completing necessary paper work and data entry, and maintaining the sanitation and organization of supplies in the working areas.

Students will experience reproductive technologies and their applications at our headquarters, located in Sioux Center, Iowa, as well as have the opportunity to travel to various farms and ranches. Not only will students meet multiple world-leading breeders who utilize the technologies Trans Ova offers, but will also get to work closely with some of the best beef and dairy cows in the world.

What are the requirements?

  • Students who apply for Trans Ova's internships must have completed their sophomore year of undergraduate studies in Animal Science/Biotechnology or a related degree. Veterinary Medicine students are also encouraged to apply. It is preferred that students have already completed a course in reproduction.
  • Students must have the ability to travel

What will be compensated?

  • Weekly stipend or hourly wage, depending upon the position
  • Coveralls (if required)
  • Overshoes (if required)
  • Meals and lodging while traveling
  • Housing 

What if I have more questions?

Contact Human Resources: hrdept@transova.com, or call 1-800-999-3586.

Trans Ova Genetics provides industry-leading reproductive technologies and expertise to cattle breeders through a unique professional services team that works closely with clients to understand their breeding goals, and ultimately help clients advance and extend superior genetics.

We Support Our Youth

Trans Ova Genetics supports various youth associations and activities as a way to show our commitment to livestock youth and to illustrate our efforts to help them achieve their goals. Trans Ova Genetics also offers a total of 10 scholarships, 6 of which have been created through Trans Ova Genetics’ own Youth Scholarship Program.

Trans Ova Genetics Youth Scholarship Program

Are you a livestock - enthusiast planning on attending college? Consider applying for a Trans Ova Genetics Youth Scholarship. We know it is not easy to finance a college education, and we know many students can use help achieving their educational goals. Our scholarship program is designed to encourage youth involved in the livestock industry to make a commitment to higher education and agriculture. 

The program offers six scholarships with a value of $1,500 per scholarship.

What is Trans Ova Genetics’ Youth Scholarship Program?

Trans Ova Genetics started the Youth Scholarship Program in 2012, as a way to show our commitment to livestock youth and to illustrate our efforts to help them earn financial support
Trans Ova Genetics will be awarding six $1,500 scholarships. Three of these will be presented to beef candidates, and three will be presented to those involved in the dairy industry.

What are the requirements?

The scholarships are open to high school seniors and college students in their first or second year of undergraduate study. 
Students are not required to be studying in an agriculture field, but candidates are asked to show active involvement or future intent of involvement in the beef and/or dairy industries.
Along with submitting an application, students will be asked to write an essay between 750 and 1,000 words based on one question chosen by the scholarship committee.
(Questions will be changed each year.) All entry essays submitted may be used in Trans Ova Genetics’ promotional material in the future.

How will the applications be judged?

A panel will be asked to judge the applications and essays. The panel will consist of internal Trans Ova Genetics’ employees as well as outside industry leaders. Applications will be judged using a scoring system.

When are applications due -- and when will the winners names be announced?

Applications are due March 1, 2018 and the six winners will be announced on April 1, 2018.

Where can I apply?

Click this link to provide an online application.

Letters of recommendation can be submitted using the online application, or can be sent directly to sara.kober@transova.com; or mailed to: 

Sara Kober
1475 S 500 W
Liberty Center, IN 46766

How will the scholarships be awarded?

Scholarships will be provided to the proper school/institution upon proof of enrollment.

Am I allowed to re-apply in the future?

Past winners of the Trans Ova Genetics Scholarship program are not eligible for the scholarship. Those who are not awarded a Trans Ova Genetics’ Scholarship are encouraged to re-apply.

What if I have more questions?

Contact Sara Kober, marketing specialist at sara.kober@transova.com, or call 260-273-6275 or 1-800-999-3586.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

In addition to applying for scholarships offered directly by Trans Ova Genetics, Students are also encouraged to apply for scholarships provided through other sources.


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