The interdisciplinary Center for Agricultural Profitability is based in the Department of Agricultural Economics. It facilitates faculty research, conducts extension outreach related to agricultural profitability and farm and ranch management and trains undergraduate and graduate students — all to support informed decision-making in agriculture.
The Center for Agricultural Profitability offers a number of temporary student worker positions open to undergraduates at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Updated openings are posted below. Questions? Contact our center's director, Larry Van Tassell, at email@example.com.
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Custom Cattle Care Management Intern
|POSITION TITLE||Custom Cattle Care Management Intern|
|POSITION DESCRIPTION||With a surplus of corn residue in the eastern third of Nebraska and a shortage of good feed resources common in at least part of the country each year, an opportunity exists for young people to get into the beef business is by doing winter cow care. Developing trust and good relationships are keys to success and a well-documented plan is an important aspect of doing it.
This internship will support work CAP does with the UNL Beef Extension team to develop opportunities for young people to become involved in the beef industry. The intern will help research and develop business management educational and ancillary materials to support a custom cattle care enterprise. Outcomes may include:
|ESTIMATED HOURS PER WEEK||5-15, depending on availability|
|DURATION OF WORK||The opportunity is available for the 2023-2024 academic year. The position includes opportunities for potential transition to a 2024 summer research project. The expectation is that materials are complete by the start of the 2024 Fall semester and require approximately 300 hours of development time.|
|STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS||Open to any undergraduate student Sophomore year or above that has completed AECN 201 Farm and Ranch Management.|
Land Link Intern
|POSITION TITLE||Land Link Intern|
|POSITION DESCRIPTION||The Land Link Intern will expand the Nebraska Land Link program’s communications protocols, recruitment model, and data management systems. Our Intern will streamline the application process for land-seeking and land-owning program participants while also improving Land Link’s databases and analytics to track program reach, participant engagement, and the outcomes of land exchanges.|
|ESTIMATED HOURS PER WEEK||5-10 (remote work is an option)|
|DURATION OF WORK||1-2 semesters.|
Risk Management Education and Policy Analysis Intern
|POSITION TITLE||Risk Management Education and Policy Analysis Intern|
|POSITION DESCRIPTION||This internship will support the work of the Center for Agricultural Profitability (CAP) and the North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center (NCERMEC) with a focus on economic and policy analysis, communication and event planning, and coordination and project management. The position will work with and report to Dr. Brad Lubben and will work closely with graduate students and staff working with agricultural policy research and education and risk management education.|
|ESTIMATED HOURS PER WEEK||Up to 20|
|ESTIMATED WAGE||$15+/hour (based on education/experience)|
|DURATION OF WORK||The opportunity is available immediately and could continue for indefinitely before potential transition to other duties and opportunities. The position includes opportunities for extended employment, undergraduate research, and/or transition to graduate enrollment, research, and assistantship funding.|
|STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS||Open to second-year students or beyond with exposure to agricultural economics principles. Experience with management and/or communications is a plus.|
Women in Agriculture Marketing/Communications Intern
|POSITION TITLE||Women in Agriculture Marketing/Communications Intern|
|POSITION DESCRIPTION||Provide a high level of marketing, and communication to support the Nebraska Women in Agriculture Program. Duties include: maintaining Women in Ag social media platforms, and designing effective email campaigns. Managing educational activities and events by coordinating/scheduling and promoting. Collect, manage, and synthesize data from events. Providing strong office support; reviewing, analyzing, and prioritizing information for action..
Position posting will close Sept. 22, 2023.
|ESTIMATED HOURS PER WEEK||5-10|
|ESTIMATED WAGE||$12+/hour (based on education)|
|DURATION OF WORK||At least two semesters.|