Youth Internships and Scholarships

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 offers college students a competitive internship program to learn about advanced reproductive technologies in the livestock industry. Students have the opportunity to work hands on with cattle or within our IVF labs. Trans Ova Genetics also offers a total of 10 scholarships, 6 of which have been created through Trans Ova Genetics’ own Youth Scholarship Program.

Internships

Summer 2021 Applications are OPEN.
Applications for the summer of 2021 are due November 1, 2020. 

Apply on our careers page.

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.

The number of internships varies from year to year, on average 12 positions are available. Majority of these positions will be based out of Sioux Center, Iowa. Positions at our Boonsboro, Maryland, and Bryan, Texas facility vary year to year.         

Internship types include: 
– Professional Services Intern
– Client Services Intern
– Cattle Herdsman Intern
– Laboratory Internships
– Professional Services Embryologist Intern

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.

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.

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.

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

Weekly stipend or hourly wage, depending upon the position

Coveralls (if required)

Overshoes (if required)

Meals and lodging while traveling

Housing

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.

Scholarships

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 nine scholarships with a value of $1,500 per scholarship:

• 4 Beef Scholarships
• 4 Dairy Scholarships
• 1 Swine Scholarship
• 1 Sheep/Goat Scholarship

Scholarship applications will open on January 1.
Applications are due by March 1.
Winners will be announced by April 15.

Scholarship applications will open on January 1.
Applications are due by March 1.
Winners will be announced by April 15.

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.

*New for 2020* One scholarship will be presented to candidates involved in sheep, goats, and swine.

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.

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 will open on January 1, 2020 are due April 1, 2020 and the six winners will be announced on May 15, 2020.

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

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

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.

Contact Sara Kober, marketing specialist at sara.kober@transova.com

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

The Trans Ova Genetics Agriculture Scholarship Agreement – Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa
Iowa Junior Beef Breeds Association Scholarship
Embryos on Snow “La Prix” Scholarship
Trans Ova Genetics Iowa 4-H Foundation scholarship 

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.