Hilmar Dairy Internship
The Hilmar Dairy Internship program is focused on developing the necessary skills to become a herdsman or dairy manager of a large-scale Jersey dairy farm operation.

Key Benefits to Participants
Participants will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding managing a California or Texas style dairy farm.
  • Develop important hands-on cow skills.
  • Create a network of contacts in which participants can build their career.

Participants work in the day-to-day operations of the dairy farm.  In addition to the basic cow and dairy operations skills, program participants will have the opportunity to learn more about employee relations and large-herd management.

June 1 - August 7, 2015

Many program graduates have been hired after their internship. 

For dairy processing internships with Hilmar Cheese Company, please visit their website:
Check out the article in Agribusiness Dairymen.

Application Deadline for Summer 2015 Internships closed in December. Please check back in the fall. 

My internship experience was a huge success! I learned a lot through valuable, hands-on experience. I loved seeing so many different aspects of a large-scale dairy and the people that I was able to work with were great!

-          Erin Develaar 2011 Intern