Michigan Allied Poultry Industry (MAPI) announced today that the organization is now accepting applications for its summer internship program. 

The MAPI internship program aims to help college students interested in careers in the poultry industry get hands-on experience and make connections with Michigan family farms.

“Michigan’s poultry industry has a growing number of opportunities for students interested in animal science, farm management, feed and nutrition and logistics,” said Allison Brink, MAPI executive director. “Learning through hands-on experience on a farm is the best way to help students understand their career path and at the same time, give them a head start through connections with farms.”

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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. Students will train alongside a mentor and independently to develop skills while accomplishing daily hands-on tasks. 

Currently, nine positions are available for this summer, at four different farms across the state. All internships are paid positions. MAPI’s internship application is open through February 14. Application and additional information are available at: http://www.mipoultry.com/programs/.